USA: extra checkpoint screening of airline passengers from 14 countries

Due to a new directive of the Transportation Security Administration airline passengers flying to the U.S. from 14 countries with terrorism problems will face extra checkpoint screening at overseas airports. The countries include Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudia Arabia, Somalia and Yemen as well as Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria.The new directive will be in place indefinitely and replaces an emergency order the TSA imposed after a Nigerian passenger tried to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight near Detroit on Dec. 25.Source: USA Today; find article here>> and TSA statement here>>.

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