Nepal Airport on High Alert After Hijack Warning
Al-Qaeda-linked extremists believed to be targeting Asian flights
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2010 5:08 AM CST
A plane comes in to land at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – Nepal's only international airport has been placed on high alert after warnings from Indian authorities that it could be the target of a terror plot. Intelligence suggests that flights in Nepal and other South Asian countries are part of a new plot by al-Qaeda, AP reports. Travelers using Kathmandu's airport have been warned to expect long delays.