Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Jordan To Fast-Track New Anti-Terror Law

Jordan is to fast track tough new security measures in the wake of last week's suicide attacks against three Amman hotels that cost the lives of 58 people, Interior Minister Awni Yervas. The new anti-terror law "will be based on the British law and some laws from Arab countries," Yervas told journalists, without elaborating, adding that a committee has been convened to draw it up. "A new law was already being worked on after the Aqaba attack in August, but the government has (now) decided to give it an urgent priority," he said.