>> The end of at least one of Donald Trump's controversial travel restrictions. After four months, the US has lifted its in-flight laptop ban. It came amid concerns that explosives could be concealed in devices taken on board. And, specifically, only targeted certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa.
Any passengers traveling from them couldn't bring devices larger than a phone into the cabin. Middle East carriers have blamed Trump and his restrictions for a drop in demand for US flights. Earlier this year, he called a ban on citizens from six Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Libya, and Yemen.
That ban is still in place despite several US court hearings challenging Trump's decision. Security experts criticized the laptop ban for being ineffective, as militants could travel to the US via Europe, where the restrictions didn't apply. Now, in the absence of a complete laptop ban, a new set of requirements for improved security.
Tighter screening of passengers and more use of sniffer dogs among the measures. Airlines that don't comply could face new restrictions on cabin electronics.