Friday 24 November 2017

Britain in new crackdown on airline terror

DIRECT flights from the Yemen to the UK are to be banned as part of a package of anti-terrorism measures from the British government. The crackdown follows the failed attempt by the so-called 'underpants bomber', Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, to blow up a flight to the US on Christmas Day.

Prime minister Gordon Brown said yesterday that other measures would include a new 'no-fly' list of terror suspects.

Under the £1.2bn (€1.4bn) programme, passengers will also have to provide detailed personal information when buying their tickets, so they can be checked against the watchlists. (© Independent News Service)

Irish Independent

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