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Why the airline 'electronics ban' may not be discrimination

Added: 22.03.2017 17:53 | 1 views | 0 comments

While policy's timing and targeted locations have raised eyebrows, the scholars who study terrorism aren't quite ready to equate the new policy – which bans any electronics larger than a cellphone from being carried on flights departing from 10 Middle Eastern airports – with discrimination. In their view, the "electronics ban" is consistent with how the US government has handled previous terrorist threats, and it may not stem from prejudice toward Muslims. “I think to immediately jump to the conclusion that this is connected with the travel ban is too far, too quick,” says Robert Pape, professor of political science at the University of Chicago who specializes in international security.

Amazon to Buy Middle Eastern Online Retailer Sources

Added: 22.03.2017 17:52 | 1 views | 0 comments Inc has agreed in principle to buy 100 percent of Dubai-based online retailer from its shareholders, sources familiar with the deal said on Wednesday.


Anna Therese Day: Tenacious, Young War Reporter

Added: 22.03.2017 12:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

Her effervescent voice belies a journalist who has bore witness to war-ravaged Syria for the past five years. Only 28, Anna Therese Day has a lot to say about the Middle East, ISIS and the troubled state of war reporting.


U.S., U.K. Cite Terror Threat in Laptop, Tablet Ban on Some Flights

Added: 22.03.2017 4:21 | 1 views | 0 comments

The U.S. and Britain banned passengers from carrying most electronics larger than a cellphone into the cabin on flights from a handful of countries in the Middle East and North Africa, responding to what American officials described as a terrorist threat to global aviation.

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U.S., Britain curb electronics on flights from Middle East, North Africa

Added: 22.03.2017 2:53 | 2 views | 0 comments

The United States and Britain on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from certain airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified security threats.


Q&A: A look at the electronics ban on some flights

Added: 21.03.2017 21:44 | 1 views | 0 comments

The U.S. and Britain, citing concerns about terrorist attacks, are not allowing passengers on some flights from mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to bring laptops, tablets and certain other devices on board with them in their carry-on bags.


UK follows US ban of electronic devices in cabins on some flights

Added: 21.03.2017 18:20 | 1 views | 0 comments

The U.K. is joining the U.S. in its ban restricting passengers from bringing some electronic devices onto flights from the Middle East.
Phones, laptops, and tablets that are larger than 16 cm (6.3 inches) in length and wider than 9.3 cm will no longer be allowed in the cabin on select flights coming from several Middle Eastern countries, the U.K.'s department of transportation on Tuesday. 
The U.K. said it was in "close contact" with the U.S. since the country announced its own ban on Monday.  However, the U.K. made no mention of any specific risk, only that it faces "evolving" terrorism threats. 


The boom in flights from the Middle East to the US

Added: 21.03.2017 18:10 | 1 views | 0 comments

The big three Gulf carriers - Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways - have dramatically increased services to the US.


US electronics ban for Middle East flights draws doubts

Added: 21.03.2017 18:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

Gulf carriers have expanded their foothold in the US in recent years, prompting anger from US airlines.


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