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    US Laptop Ban on Flights Draws Flak — and a Copycat

    They say it’s about national security. Citing potential ISIS terror attacks, the U.K. has followed the U.S., banning electronic devices larger than a phone in cabin baggage on inbound flights from certain airlines and airports. The British ban, which will affect far more passengers, covers direct flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia, a slightly different list of countries than the U.S. Meanwhile, Gulf carriers are suspicious that they’re being targeted not because of terror threats, but to reduce competition with U.S. airlines.

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