Britain to outline tougher anti-jihadist measures

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at a news conference at 10 Downing Street in central London August 29, 2014Prime Minister David Cameron was to outline tougher measures against jihadist suspects Monday after Britain raised its security risk assessment to a level where an attack is thought “highly likely”. Cameron was to give a statement to the House of Commons after 3:30 pm (1430 GMT) on fresh steps against suspects when there is insufficient evidence to charge them with a crime. British media reported that the measures could include a “temporary bar” on Britons suspected of fighting in Syria and Iraq from returning home. Other measures could include making it easier to strip suspected would-be jihadists of their passports in Britain and giving more data on airline passengers to the intelligence services.

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