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US ends laptop ban, but wants stricter airline security checks

Of the Mid-East carriers affected by the curbs, Saudi Arabian Airlines was the last to have the ban lifted. The US says it can impose fresh restrictions on laptops if airlines do not follow new security rules.


THE US Transportation Security Administration said on Monday it was lifting a ban on passengers on Saudi Arabian Airlines carrying large electronic items like laptops on US-bound flights, the last carrier under the restrictions.

In March, US officials imposed...

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