November 1st, 2010
08:54 AM ET

Yemen steps up airport security after bomb plot

Yemen is tightening security at all of its airports in the aftermath of a plot to send bombs from Yemen to the United States, the country's National Civil Aviation Security Committee said Monday.

"Every piece of cargo and luggage will go through extensive searching," the committee said in a statement.

Cargo companies such as DHL, FedEx and UPS will be required to make more stringent checks before accepting any package, according to the committee.

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  1. phil

    Yemen needs another civil war like the one they had back in the 80's. Thataway, the US government and their fav war-profit corporations could profit by arming both sides...again.

    November 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. TJ

    ALL cargo containers need to be swept and inspected!! Not just from Yemen! Terrorists will still find a way!!!

    November 1, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. phil

    @TJ...yeah, "terrorists" find a way. Lucky for US they aren't as smart as illegal Mexicans. No telling how many thousands of them would be here if they were.

    November 1, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |