The Khorasan Group, an al Qaeda cell in Syria, is posing as a clear threat to the commercial flights to Europe and the United States, a top US aviation security official said on Friday.
A bipartisan group of 133 Congressmen have called for a withdrawal of the latest US policy that allows air travellers to carry small knifes in domestic and international flights.
The increased security measures at American airports have become a substantial burden for undercover agents.
The newly designed explosive device intercepted in Yemen was an upgrade from the underwear bomb carried by Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.
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Showbiz World - December 26, 2014