22 September 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- ISIS-K Could Be First Afghan Terror Group to Put US in Its Sights VOA 22 Sep 2021 -- The biggest danger to the United States and the West following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan could well come from the Islamic State terror group's Afghan affiliate, and not from al-Qaida, despite the latter's long-standing relationship with the Taliban.
- CISA, FBI, and NSA Release Conti Ransomware Advisory to Help Organizations Reduce Risk of Attack CISA 22 Sep 2021 -- The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and National Security Agency (NSA) published a cybersecurity advisory today regarding increased Conti ransomware cyberattacks.
- U.S. Farm Cooperative Takes Systems Offline After Ransomware Attack Linked To Russian Hackers RFE/RL 22 Sep 2021 -- A ransomware attack believed to be the work of Russian hackers has forced an association of corn and soy farmers based in the U.S. state of Iowa to take its systems offline.
- Department of State Offers Reward for Information to Bring Mexican Drug Trafficking Cartel Leader to Justice US Dept. of State 22 Sep 2021 -- Today, the Department of State is announcing an increase from $5 million to up to $15 million of the reward offered under its Narcotics Rewards Program (NRP) for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Sinaloa Cartel leader Ismael Zambada-Garcia.
- Treasury Sanctions Sinaloa Cartel Members Operating in Sonora US Treasury 22 Sep 2021 -- Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Mexican national Sergio Valenzuela Valenzuela ("Valenzuela Valenzuela") as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Report: Drugmakers Fall Short on Offering COVID Vaccines to Poorer Nations VOA 22 Sep 2021 -- Amnesty International is accusing the world's leading pharmaceutical companies of creating an "unprecedented human rights crisis" by failing to provide enough COVID-19 vaccines for the world's poorest nations.
- WHO: Delta Now Dominant COVID Variant Globally VOA 22 Sep 2021 -- The delta variant of the coronavirus has overtaken all other variants of concern, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
- 'We can end the pandemic', UN chief says in new call for global vaccine plan UN News 22 Sep 2021 -- UN Secretary-General AntĂłnio Guterres on Wednesday repeated his call for a global COVID-19 vaccination plan to boost production and reach millions over the coming months, in line with recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO).
- Decades of development efforts undermined by pandemic â€“ FAO report UN News 22 Sep 2021 -- COVID-19 has set back progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), undermining decades of development efforts, according to a new report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
- At UN, Climate and COVID Top Leaders' Concerns VOA 22 Sep 2021 -- Tackling the threat of climate change and COVID-19 were the dominant themes of leaders' speeches Wednesday at the U.N. General Assembly annual debate.
- United Statesâ€“European Commission Joint Statement The White House 22 Sep 2021 -- Launch of the joint COVID-19 Manufacturing and Supply Chain Taskforce
- A U.S.-EU Agenda for Beating the Global Pandemic Vaccinating the World, Saving Lives Now, and Building Back Better Health Security The White House 22 Sep 2021
- Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials Previewing the Global Summit to End COVID-19 The White House 22 Sep 2021
- Remarks by President Biden at Virtual Global COVID-19 Summit The White House 22 Sep 2021
- US Panel to Vote on Eligibility Criteria for Pfizer Booster Shots VOA 22 Sep 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it may vote as soon as Thursday on which group of Americans will be eligible to receive Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots.
- Biden Approves 500 Million More COVID Vaccine Doses for Developing Countries VOA 22 Sep 2021 -- Half a billion more doses of vaccine are headed from the U.S. to the rest of the worldâ€”or, as President Joe Biden put it Wednesday as he convened a summit to tackle the global pandemic: For every shot given to an American, Americans are giving three shots to the world.
- U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 1918 flu estimates as vaccine, mask battles continue People's Daily 22 Sep 2021 -- U.S. COVID-19-related deaths on Monday surpassed 675,000, the estimated U.S. fatalities from the 1918 influenza pandemic, while battles over vaccines and masks continue as the country staggers into the 19th month of the pandemic.
- COVID cases in East China's Fujian could spread: experts from top health commission warn Global Times 22 Sep 2021 -- The latest COVID-19 spike in East China's Fujian Province has been basically contained, but uncertainties remain and the situation is at a stalemate, experts from Chinese National Health Commission's working team to Fujian Province made the latest assessment on Wednesday.
- China's Harbin ramps up efforts to curb COVID-19 resurgence People's Daily 22 Sep 2021 -- Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, has been on high alert after new local COVID-19 infections were reported on Tuesday.
- Chinese mainland reports 16 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 22 Sep 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 16 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Wednesday.
- China sends working group to NE city to guide COVID-19 response People's Daily 22 Sep 2021 -- The National Health Commission dispatched a working group Tuesday to guide COVID-19 response efforts in the city of Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.
- China's Harbin tightens curbs after new local COVID-19 infection People's Daily 22 Sep 2021 -- Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, has suspended commercial operations in relatively confined spaces and private clinics after a new local COVID-19 infection was reported.
- India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 82.65 Cr India PIB 22 Sep 2021 -- With the administration of 75,57,529vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 82.65Cr (82,65,15,754) as per provisional reports till 7 am today
- Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 22 Sep 2021 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country
- COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 22 Sep 2021
- COVID-19 kills 286 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 22 Sep 2021 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 118,191 with 286 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Wednesday.
- Iran's foreign ministry to ease import of 15m covid vaccine doses weekly IRNA 22 Sep 2021 -- A senior official in Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines would be imported by tomorrow and the ministry aimed efforts at receiving 15 million doses on a weekly basis.
- Iran ready to export Iranian-made COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam ISNA 22 Sep 2021 -- Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has met with his Vietnamese counterpart on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
- Taiwan reports seven new COVID-19 cases, third Delta variant death CNA 22 Sep 2021 -- Taiwan on Wednesday recorded seven new COVID-19 cases and one death from the disease, the third fatality in the country caused by the Delta variant of the coronavirus, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Taiwan begins rollout of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine CNA 22 Sep 2021 -- Taiwan began its rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, with students in five cities and counties receiving their first dose.
- Vietnam's President Lobbies at UN Session for COVID-19 Vaccine Help Radio Free Asia 22 Sep 2021 -- Fresh from a trip to Havana where he agreed to buy millions of Cuban vaccines, Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc is seeking donations of COVID-19 doses from other countries and international organizations on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), state media reported Wednesday.
- Vaccines for all key to building back better after COVID-19: Kenyan President UN News 22 Sep 2021 -- Equitable global access to vaccines must be at the core of efforts to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.
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