Jordan unveils new anti-terror measures

Jordan introduced strict security measures aimed at foreigners Tuesday and said it was drafting the country's first anti-terror-specific legislation to prevent further attacks like last week's the triple hotel bombings. In a bid to keep foreign militants from operating covertly in Jordan, Interior Minister Awni Yirfas announced new regulations demanding that all Jordanians notify authorities within 48 hours of any foreigners renting an apartment or house. Authorities will demand that Jordanians provide the names, nationalities and passport details of any foreigner renting a property. Jordan also has begun drafting tough new anti-terrorism laws that will likely be ready for parliament debate early next year, a top Interior Ministry official said.
More about:Jordan