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U.S. Limits Devices for Passengers on Foreign Airlines from Eight Countries

posted on March 21, 2017

The New York Times’s Ron Nixon reports, “Passengers on foreign airlines headed to the United States from 10 airports in eight majority-Muslim countries have been barred from carrying electronic devices larger than a cellphone under a new flight restriction enacted on Tuesday by the Trump administration.” Homeland Security officials said that the ban is due to intelligence reports that illustrate extremist groups’ threat to the United States. The ban applies to airports in “Amman, Jordan; Cairo; Istanbul; Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia; Kuwait City; Casablanca, Morocco; Doha, Qatar; and Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.”

Read at The New York Times