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New US security rules will strain airlines, airports: aviation officials

Directives say airports must have explosive-detection equipment in place in 21 days

Emirates could benefit from the new ruling as the laptop ban on its passengers will be lifted if the airline can show that it has complied with the rules.

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NEW directives from the Department of Homeland Security require airlines that fly to the United States to step up screening of passengers for trace amounts of explosives and, in some cases, impose more stringent security checks.

The department, in announcing the directives...

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