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Australia tightens airport security, screens laptops

SYDNEY: Australia said Friday it will increase security checks for flights from some Middle East airports, but stopped short of implementing the laptop ban introduced by the United States and Britain. Britain and the US banned laptops…

Turkey sends team to UK over electronics ban

ANKARA: Britain issued a ban last week on laptops and tablet computers in the passenger compartment of flights from five countries from the Middle East and northern Africa as well as Turkey. Ahmet Arslan told CNN Turk he “felt” Britain…

Laptops, tablets on airplanes: what’s the threat?

WASHINGTON: The United States and Britain have banned laptops and tablet computers from passenger cabins on certain airlines' flights from some airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa, citing terror threats.  Why this…