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)