BRUSSELS, Belgium (The Associated Press) - The European Union said Monday it will seek to coordinate and boost efforts throughout the 25-nation bloc to improve anti-terror detection technologies that could spot potential terrorists and screen luggage for explosives.
"Recent events in the U.K. have further underlined that detection devices must be continuously improved in order to reflect the ever-changing threat posed by terrorists and criminals and to ensure that people are able to travel safely, said EU Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini.
"Modern detection technologies have therefore an important role to play," he said. The EU will consult with law enforcement, customs and security authorities on how to improve detection without infringing privacy rights.
The European Commission will also organize a conference on better ways to detect explosives next month.
On Monday, the Commission published a consultative green paper on how to streamline anti-terror detection methods and hopes to garner reaction from all the stakeholders involved by the end of the year.
A Saudi aggression fighter jet targeted a citizen's car driving in Fara area of Kutaf district in Saada province overnight, killing the driver and injuring his friend, a security official said on Monday.
Scores of Saudi enemy soldiers were killed and injured on Sunday when the army and popular forces repelled a Saudi military attempt to sneak into Shurfah site in the border province of Najran, a military official said.
The operation was accomplished successfully against the Saudi
Saudi aggression warplanes have launched more than 49 airstrikes over the past hours on several residential areas across Yemen, a security official said on Sunday.
The airstrikes targeted the areas of Malahiz and Husama in Dhahir district, and areas Thuban, Masahif and Sdad in Bakim district of northern Saada province.