Cipher Brief Expert View: Electronic Ban on Flights Expected

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The U.K. has joined the U.S. in restricting electronic devices in carry-on baggage on flights from certain countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey. The measures are being taken as a security precaution to thwart potential threats.

The American ban covers flights that fly directly to the United States on nine international airlines operating out of 10 airports: in Morocco, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

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