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US Senate details failures finding Nigerian airline bomber

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US intelligence and counterterrorism agencies missed chances to prevent the Christmas Day airline bomb plot because of human and technical errors, a...

New rules would have stopped air bomber: US official

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A Nigerian man's botched attempt to blow up a US-bound plane on Christmas Day probably would not have occurred if new US...

US announces new airline security measures

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The United States announced new security measures to replace the mandatory screening of air travellers from 14 mostly Muslim countries that had...

Nigerian airports start installing body scanners

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Nigeria has started installing body scanners at international airports, a senior aviation official said, three months after one of its citizens was...

US defends interrogation of airplane bomb suspect

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US Attorney General Eric Holder yesterday rebuffed criticism that intelligence was lost by giving a lawyer and other legal rights to the...

US pledges early review of air security “blacklist”

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The United States will soon review a list of countries whose air travellers are subject to tighter screening and could remove nations...

Air security “blacklist” angers US allies: analysis

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Airline security measures introduced by Washington after a failed attempt to blow up a flight on Christmas Day risk backfiring because they...

Two Nigerians among terror suspects arrested in Malaysia

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Terror suspects from Nigeria, Jordan, Syria and Yemen have been detained in Malaysia, activists said yesterday. This follows a report which linked...

Nigeria’s corruption “unbelievable”: Clinton

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Describing corruption in Nigeria as "unbelievable," US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested. The government's failure to deliver basic services helped foster...

Senators urge bomb suspect face US military charges

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Two senior US senators urged the Obama administration to hand over to the US military the man accused of trying to blow...

US officials defend handling of airline bomb case

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The US Justice Department defended its decision to charge a Nigerian man with trying to blow up a US passenger jet in...

US team should have questioned Nigerian: spy chief

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The top US intelligence officer said yesterday that a group set up to interrogate terrorism suspects should have been used when a...

Algeria protests at new US air security rules

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Algeria's foreign minister summoned the US ambassador yesterday to protest at Algeria's inclusion on a list of countries whose flights bound for...

‘Shock’ US report due on attempted airline attack

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The White House was poised to release a report yesterday that top aides said will shock Americans about security lapses that allowed...

More guidance urged for Nigeria youth post attack

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Nigeria's vice president yesterday urged citizens of Africa's most populous country to provide better guidance to its youth after one of its...

Nigerian bomber indicted in US

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A US grand jury yesterday indicted Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on six counts for trying to blow up an American airliner in...

Nigerian inclusion on US screening list “unfair”

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Nigeria described as unfair its inclusion alongside Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen on a list of countries whose air travellers will face tighter...

Nigerian bomb suspect spent weeks in Ghana before flight

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A Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a US airliner bound for Detroit on Christmas Day spent weeks in Ghana...

New US air screening focuses on Africa, Arabian Peninsula

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Air travellers from Nigeria, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and nine other countries will face full-body pat downs before boarding airliners under...

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