X Close

World

Published: Thursday July 3, 2014 MYT 3:40:02 AM
Updated: Thursday July 3, 2014 MYT 3:41:05 AM

U.S. to implement 'enhanced security measures' at overseas airports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will increase security measures at overseas airports that have direct flights to the United States, the Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday.

The department did not specify which airports or what countries would be affected, nor did it say what triggered the enhanced measures.

"We are sharing recent and relevant information with our foreign allies and are consulting the aviation industry," DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement.

U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday the Obama administration was pushing for increased security precautions at European airports because of concerns that al Qaeda operatives in Syria and Yemen had teamed up to develop bombs that could be smuggled onto planes.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Peter Cooney)

advertisement

  1. MH17 day of mourning: Plane bearing remains touches down in KL
  2. MH17: Day of mourning photo gallery
  3. MH17 day of mourning: White hearses arrive at KLIA
  4. Full military ceremony to accompany arrival of 20 Malaysians’ remains
  5. MH17: Special flight with victims' remains leaves Amsterdam
  6. MH17: DBKL orders entertainment outlets to stop all 'entertainment activities' for 24 hours
  7. MH17: Names of 20 Malaysian victims announced
  8. MH17: Malaysia ready to receive remains with final rehearsal
  9. A father’s enduring love
  10. A minute’s silence on Friday morning

advertisement

advertisement