United States ups security measures at all airports
BBC NewsThe full list of countries is: Afghanistan, Algeria, Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
The United States has put into effect increased vigilance measures at its airports, regarding passengers who enter its airports from countries considered to be high security risk.
Afghanistan, Yemen, and Iraq figure on the list. Full body pat downs, random checks, and extra luggage checks have been ordered in full force for those carrying passports from a list of 14 countries.
Tightened security measures have come into force for travellers flying into the United States, following a failed attempt last month to blow up an American airliner.
Under the new guidelines, airport staff are carrying out full pat-down body checks and carry-on luggage checks for passengers travelling from countries which the US considers to be a security risk.
The full list of countries is: Afghanistan, Algeria, Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Passengers travelling from any other foreign country may also be checked at random.