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Birth rates in Muslim-majority Xinjiang have decreased in what critics are calling the outcome of a government-led forced sterilisation of Uighur women.

The US announced it would block a range of Chinese products made by "forced labour" in the Xinjiang region.

UK government orders three-week lockdown to combat coronavirus spread

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UK government orders three-week lockdown to combat coronavirus spread

Britain ordered a three-week lockdown to tackle the spread of coronavirus, shutting "non-essential" shops and services, and banning gatherings of more than two people.

US to <em>ban</em> Chinese surveillance giant Hikvision

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US to ban Chinese surveillance giant Hikvision

Donald Trump's administration is considering banning two top Chinese surveillance firms Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology and Zhejiang Dahua ...

Trumps tweets prove it's open season on Muslims

Ruqaya Izzidien

Trumps tweets prove it's open season on Muslims

Comment: Trump's tweets represent a clear trend of the right wing's selective outrage that has been boosted by his presidency, writes Ruqaya ...

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New security measures for US flights take effect

All incoming flights to the United States will be subject to new security screening procedures before take-off and security interviews from airline employees as part of stringent new anti-terror measures.

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British ban on EgyptAir cabin laptops lifted

Passengers flying with EgyptAir from Cairo to Britain will again be allowed to carry personal electronic devices in aircraft cabins.

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Britain lifts laptop ban for some flights from Turkey

Britain's transport ministry said passengers would be allowed to carrying large phones, laptops and tablets in the cabin on all UK-bound flights ...

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Royal Jordanian lifts laptop ban on US flights

Passengers on Royal Jordanian flights will now be able to take electronics on-board, after the airliner lifts a ban on laptops ...

Qatar Airways flights now exempt from US laptop <em>ban</em> Qatar Airways flights now exempt from US laptop ban

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Qatar Airways flights now exempt from US laptop ban

Passengers on Qatar Airways flights will now be able to take eletronics on-board, after the US removed the airline from its 'laptop ...

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US lifts laptop ban on Emirates flights

Emirates airlines is now exempt from the electronics ban joining Etihad in satisfying American security concerns.

US says it won't expand airline laptop-<em>ban</em>...for now

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US says it won't expand airline laptop-ban...for now

Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly said it may not be necessary to expand a ban on laptops and other large electronics in ...

Israeli spies discover IS plans for laptop bomb: report

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Israeli spies discover IS plans for laptop bomb: report

Israeli spies hacked into the operations of IS bomb makers to discover plans for a laptop computer bomb targeting a commercial aircraft, US ...

US shelves laptop <em>ban</em> on flights from Europe

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US shelves laptop ban on flights from Europe

Washington has put off a previously proposed ban on carry-on laptops and other electronic devices on board flights coming from Europe.

Laptop <em>ban</em> on flights to US 'likely' to expand

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Laptop ban on flights to US 'likely' to expand

A ban on laptops and other electronics in the cabin of flights from Europe to America will likely be further expanded to ...

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Turkish airlines to offer VIP travellers laptops after #ElectronicsBan

The airliner said it will offer laptop to business-class travellers after Britain and US banned large electronic devices from the cabin of flights from certain Mideast countries.

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Emirates boss confident US laptop ban will end soon

A laptop ban on some flights coming to the US could soon end, Emirates' chairman Sir Tim Clark has told local media, making travel a ...

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Qatar Airways won't cut flights to US despite slump

The CEO of one of the Middle East’s largest carriers said Monday passenger numbers to the United States have dipped slightly over fears by some ...

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Emirates says it won’t withdraw from US despite cutback

Emirates remains committed to the US market despite plans to slash 20 percent of its flights in the wake of tougher security and visa measures ...

Middle East passengers to the US 'down 20 percent'

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Middle East passengers to the US 'down 20 percent'

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson says the number of people travelling from the Middle East to the US has dropped by 20 percent after the US imposed ...

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#NewUnitedAirlinesMottos: Arab airlines, social media troll 'violent' American carrier

The internet has responded ruthlessly to the forced removal of an elderly doctor from a United Airlines flight, footage of which went viral on ...

Egypt 'counter-terrorist' ally detains British man over 'headphone amplifier'

Diana Alghoul

Egypt 'counter-terrorist' ally detains British man over 'headphone amplifier'

Even when putting the fact that Egyptian forces mistook a music device for a bomb, the international community is supporting Sisi on the basis ...

Security chief: US may expand Middle East laptop <em>ban</em>

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Security chief: US may expand Middle East laptop ban

The US may soon expand its controversial ban on passengers carrying computers on board on US-bound flights.

Emirates and Etihad to tighten screening on Australia flights

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Emirates and Etihad to tighten screening on Australia flights

Emirates and Etihad airlines will boost screening for passengers flying to Australia this week after the country imposed new requirements for ...

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