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US and UK laptop bans on some Middle East flights come into effect

Added: 25.03.2017 9:40 | 2 views | 0 comments

The US and UK bans affect direct flights from some Middle East airports.

From: www.bbc.co.uk

Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

Added: 25.03.2017 8:09 | 12 views | 0 comments


LONDON (AP) - The man who killed four people outside Britain's Parliament was in Saudi Arabia three times and taught English there, the Middle Eastern country's embassy said.
A Saudi Embassy statement released late Friday said that Khalid Masood taught English in Saudi Arabia from November 2005 to November 2006 ...

From: www.washingtontimes.com

Frustration as cabin electronics ban comes into force

Added: 25.03.2017 8:06 | 5 views | 0 comments

Passengers decry US, UK ban on laptops and tablets in hand luggage on some flights from Middle East and North Africa.

From: www.aljazeera.com

UN: Israel ignores UN demand to end settlements

Added: 24.03.2017 21:21 | 3 views | 0 comments

UN Middle East envoy says Israel has failed to end illegal settlement activity and abide by UNSC Resolution 2334.

From: www.aljazeera.com

Airstrike monitoring group overwhelmed by claims of U.S.-caused civilian casualties

Added: 24.03.2017 19:55 | 8 views | 0 comments

A non-profit organization that tracks civilian casualties caused by airstrikes in the Middle East said it has shifted nearly all of its resources to track a surge of claims regarding U.S.-led strikes in Syria and Iraq.
The group, called Airwars.org, had been tracking deaths caused by both Russian...

From: www.sun-sentinel.com

U.S., Israel Conclude Four Days of Talks

Added: 24.03.2017 14:12 | 12 views | 0 comments

The U.S. and Israel concluded a round of talks aimed at getting Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table, the second such attempt as the Trump administration makes a foray into the Middle East peace process.

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Airman from western NY killed while deployed in Middle East

Added: 24.03.2017 12:33 | 14 views | 0 comments


DANSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - The Pentagon says a 25-year-old airman from western New York has died while on duty in the Middle East.
The Department of Defense announced Thursday that Staff Sgt. Alexandria Mae Morrow, of Dansville, died Wednesday in Southwest Asia while performing maintenance duties in support of combat ...

From: www.washingtontimes.com

Laptop ban sparks ire among Mideast travellers

Added: 24.03.2017 5:51 | 0 views | 0 comments


Travellers across the Middle East expressed frustration Wednesday at a ban on large electronic devices for flights to the United States and Britain that has sparked confusion and speculation. From Saturday, passengers on flights to the United States and Britain from major hubs in Turkey and the Arab world will have to check in any device larger than a smartphone, including laptops and tablets. The United States and Britain have cited intelligence indicating passenger jets could be targeted via explosives planted in electronic devices.

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Laptop and tablet bans on flights: What we know

Added: 24.03.2017 4:40 | 0 views | 0 comments


Britain and the United States have announced bans on laptops and tablet computers from the cabin of flights from several Middle East and North African nations. The restrictions are different in the two countries and only Britain has specified the maximum size of electronic device allowed -- 16 by 9.3 centimetres (6.3 by 3.7 inches). The US ban applies to flights from 10 airports in eight countries.

Laptop ban creates turbulence for airline profits

Added: 24.03.2017 4:20 | 5 views | 0 comments


A carry-on ban by Washington and London for laptops on flights from some airports will hit the profits of affected airlines, especially the lucrative business class segments of Gulf carriers, analysts said Thursday. Washington decided to ban electronic devices bigger than mobile phones on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in seven Middle Eastern countries and Turkey.

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