UK police investigating ‘suspicious packages’ at London airports, Waterloo station

Police were called to Heathrow Airport (above), City Airport and Waterloo station after reports of suspicious packages. (AFP)
Updated 05 March 2019
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UK police investigating ‘suspicious packages’ at London airports, Waterloo station

LONDON: Police are investigating security alerts at two London airports — City and Heathrow — as well as at Waterloo station involving suspicious packages.
In a statement British Transport Police said: “British Transport Police were called to Waterloo station at 11.40am today following reports of a suspicious package.
“The item is currently being assessed by specialist teams. Cordons are in place however train services continue to operate as normal at this time.”
Metropolitan Police posted on Twitter: “At approximately 12.10hrs today, Tuesday, 5 March, police were called to a report of a suspicious package at London City Airport Aviation House, Royal Docks, #Newham”
“Specialist officers are at the scene. The building has been evacuated as a precaution. Enquiries are ongoing.”
It is still not known if the are linked but officials said the items were being investigated as a precaution.


Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief receives Chinese envoy to Saudi Arabia

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Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief receives Chinese envoy to Saudi Arabia

  • The OIC chief said his organization strongly rejects terrorism in all its forms

Chinese Ambassador Chen Weiqing on Tuesday called on Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, the secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at his office in Jeddah. 

They discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation and strategies to counter the menace of terrorism and extremism.

The OIC chief said his organization strongly rejects terrorism in all its forms. He said the OIC believes in living in harmony with other people to achieve peace and justice.

The Chinese envoy to Saudi Arabia expressed his country’s aspirations to strengthen relations with the OIC.