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U.S. Ends Laptop Ban On Flights From Middle East

The ban originally affected ten airports and nine airlines, mostly Middle Eastern carriers. Meanwhile, the U.S. has issued additional security requirements affecting some 280 international airports.
The U.S. announced Wednesday it had lifted the laptop ban that originally affected nine airlines, mostly in the Middle East. A Qatar Airways jet is seen in March at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. / DON EMMERT / Getty Images

Updated 12:15 p.m. ET

The United States has ended the ban on large electronics in the cabins of airlines that it announced in March.

King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was the last airport to be taken off the Department of Homeland Security's ban list, ten airports and nine airlines, mostly Middle Eastern carriers.

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