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Qatar Airways says flights now exempt from US laptop ban

DOHA: Qatar Airways announced on Thursday that it had won exemption from a US ban on passengers taking laptops and tablet computers on flights from its Doha hub. It is the latest carrier after Abu Dhabi's Etihad, Dubai's Emirates and Turkish Airlines to meet new rules imposed by Washington in March for direct flights from 10 airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa. "Qatar Airways is pleased to confirm that with immediate effect, all personal electronic devices can be carried on board all departures from…