US tightens airport screening of electronic devices

Airlines had been concerned that the laptop ban currently in place for flights from 10 Middle Eastern cities would be extended to all in-bound passengers.

by

    The US says it will require more security controls for flights arriving from abroad.

    Airlines had been concerned that the laptop ban currently in place for flights from 10 Middle Eastern cities would be extended to all in-bound passengers.

    Washington's new rules, which involve enhanced screening of passengers' electronic devices, do not go that far, but they come with a warning.

    Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Washington, DC.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    With female foeticide still widespread, one woman tells her story of being mutilated for giving birth to her daughters.

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The number of Muslims in South Korea is estimated to be around 100,000, including foreigners.

    Aamir Khan: The Snake Charmer

    Aamir Khan: The Snake Charmer

    Can Aamir Khan create lasting change in Indian society or is he just another Bollywood star playing the role of a hero?