Pakistan slams Houthi missile attack against Saudi Arabia

In this file photo, newly recruited Houthi fighters chant slogans during a gathering in the capital Sanaa, Yemen, on Feb. 2, 2017. (AFP)
Updated 13 March 2018

Pakistan slams Houthi missile attack against Saudi Arabia

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday condemned Monday’s ballistic missile attack by Houthi rebels in Yemen on the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait.
“The timely interception by Saudi Air Defense saved the civilian populated city from grave consequences,” Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
“Such attacks targeting the unarmed civilian population are a violation of international law and condemnable,” the ministry added, denouncing “repeated” Houthi missile attacks on Saudi territory. “These attacks pose a threat to the security of the Kingdom and the Holy Places.”
Pakistan reiterated its solidarity with the Saudi government and people, and renewed its commitment to support the Kingdom’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to protect its holy sites.


British airports to introduce 3D screening for carry-on bags

UK Border control is seen in Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport in London June 4, 2014. (REUTERS)
Updated 9 min 6 sec ago

British airports to introduce 3D screening for carry-on bags

  • The screeners already are being used in trials at London’s Heathrow Airport and they will progressively be rolled out to other British airports by Dec. 1, 2022, the government said

LONDON: Putting small containers of liquids in plastic bags could soon be a thing of the past for airline passengers in Britain after the government announced plans Sunday to introduce 3D screening equipment for carry-on luggage at all major airports.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said in a statement that the new technology will improve security and could also mean “an end to passengers having to use plastic bags or rationing what they take away with them.”
Under current security restrictions, passengers are not allowed containers carrying more than 100 milliliters (3.38 fluid ounces) of liquids in their carry-on luggage and the containers have to be in a clear plastic bag.
That could come to an end under the new screening regime and passengers may also be able to keep electrical equipment such as their laptops in their cabin bags.
The screeners already are being used in trials at London’s Heathrow Airport and they will progressively be rolled out to other British airports by Dec. 1, 2022, the government said.
Heathrow CEO John Holland Kaye says the technology “will transform the passenger experience, making air travel simple, streamlined and more secure through the UK’s only hub airport.”