Laptops, tablets to be banned on Middle East-US flights

Laptops, tablets to be banned on Middle East-US flights

Devices larger than cell phones to be banned from carry-on luggage on flights from several Muslim-majority countries.

The US is barring passengers on flights originating in several Muslim-majority countries from carrying any electronic device larger than a cellphone starting on Tuesday, a Middle East-based carrier said.
US officials were not authorised to disclose the details of the ban ahead of a public statement that was scheduled for 10:00 GMT on Tuesday.
The ban was revealed on Monday in statements from Royal Jordanian Airlines and the official news agency of Saudi Arabia.
A US official, on the condition of anonymity, told Associated Press news agency that the ban will apply to nonstop flights to the US from 10 international airports serving the cities of Cairo in Egypt; Amman in Jordan; Kuwait City in Kuwait; Casablanca in Morocco; Doha in Qatar; Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia; Istanbul in Turkey; and Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The ban was indefinite, said the official.
A second US official said the ban will affect nine airlines in total, and the Transportation Security Administration will inform the affected airlines at 7:00 GMT on Tuesday

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