Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

DEBATE

How to Stop Ebola: Center for Disease Control Confirms First Case of Virus in US

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

I will support Hillary Clinton, will.i.am tells France 24

Read more

FOCUS

Germany: Spread of radical Islam propaganda sparks concerns

Read more

ENCORE!

Corrie Nielsen: Up and Coming Talent at Paris Fashion Week

Read more

FACE-OFF

French Senate election: A new blow for Hollande

Read more

ENCORE!

Encore's Film Show: Julie Gayet, Denzel Washington, and cartoon madness

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Turkey's strategy towards the Islamic State group

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

France defends deficit reduction delay in 2015 budget

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'France is sinking!'

Read more

Europe

Germany suspends passenger flights from Yemen after security alert

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-11-01

Germany has imposed a ban on all passenger flights from Yemen until further notice, the aviation authority said Monday. The decision comes in the wake of the security alert Friday after the discovery of two bombs on route to the US on a cargo plane.

AP - Germany has extended its ban on cargo aircraft from Yemen to include passenger flights, the country’s aviation authority said Monday, after Yemen-based terrorists’ attempted to mail a pair of powerful bombs to the United States.

One of the bombs mailed from Yemen and found by authorities was routed to London through the UPS hub in Cologne in western Germany.
 
Passenger flights from Yemen were being suspended until further notice, German aviation agency spokeswoman Cornelia Cramer said. A spokesman for Yemenia airlines confirmed the flight ban.
 
“We just received a fax from the German aviation agency telling us that Yemenia can no longer fly to Germany,” spokesman Eugene Lopez told The Associated Press by phone. The airline flies Tuesdays and Saturdays from San’a to Frankfurt, he said.
 
Germany stopped package deliveries from Yemen over the weekend.
 
The government had also ordered a very thorough examination of all cargo from Yemen that is currently in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said.
 
He said that Germany was working with its European partners and the U.S. on finding a solution for dealing with the bomb threat.
 

Date created : 2010-11-01

  • USA

    Alleged Saudi bomber key suspect in Yemen parcel plot

    Read more

  • USA

    Yemen bomb-maker linked to failed Detroit devices

    Read more

  • TERRORISM

    Yemen authorities hunt for more suspects in US parcel bomb plot

    Read more

COMMENT(S)