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US ends laptop ban on West Asia carriers

US had banned large electronics in cabins on flights from 10 airports in West Asia, North Africa

Alexander Cornwell I Reuters 

The United States has ended a four-month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard US bound flights from certain airports in the West Asia and North Africa, bringing to an end one of the controversial travel restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump’s administration. Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport was the last of 10 airports to be exempted from the ban, the US Department of Homeland Security confirmed in a tweet late on Wednesday. West Asia carriers have blamed Trump’s travel restrictions, which include banning citizens of some Muslim majority ...

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First Published: Sat, July 22 2017. 01:26 IST
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