Home > News > World
Thursday July 3, 2014 MYT 3:40:02 AM
Thursday July 3, 2014 MYT 3:41:05 AM
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)
Kurdish militia in Syria accuses Turkey of 'provocative' attacks
On Army Day, China warns of growing border security risks
Myanmar leader goes to disaster zones as floods batter countryside
Pacific Rim free trade talks fail to end in deal
New Afghan Taliban leader appeals for unity in first public message
Exclusive - Donald Trump's companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 workers
Stay out, ‘polluters’ told
Nadal eases past Seppi to reach Hamburg final
Bon Odori festival thrills crowd with folk dances and fireworks
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)