9-Nov-2010 11:30 AM

US imposes Yemen, Somalia air cargo ban in security boost

US officials extended a ban on air cargo originating from Yemen to include Somalia and placed new restrictions on passenger goods on US-bound international services (AFP, 08-Nov-2010). Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano stated from 08-Nov-2010, "no high risk cargo will be allowed on passenger aircraft", adding that international mail would be screened individually.