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  • DUBAI, March 23- A ban on most carry-on electronics on flights to the United States will not significantly affect passenger numbers at Dubai International, where flights depart to 12 U.S. cities daily, the airport's chief executive said on Thursday. Dubai International, the world's busiest international airport, is targeting 89 million passengers this year.

  • DUBAI, March 22- Amazon.com Inc has agreed in principle to buy Dubai- based internet retailer Souq.com, one of the best-known names in the Middle East's online shopping market, sources familiar with the deal said on Wednesday. Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are among the top markets worldwide for mobile phone penetration.

  • DUBAI, March 22- Amazon.com Inc has agreed in principle to buy 100 percent of Dubai- based online retailer Souq.com from its shareholders, sources familiar with the deal said on Wednesday. Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are among the top worldwide for mobile phone penetration. "Amazon acquires business that they see as tangential to the core...

  • *Tens of billions of dollars of deals signed in China, Japan. RIYADH/ DUBAI, March 22- A tour of Asia by Saudi Arabia's King Salman this month has advanced the kingdom's drive to attract foreign investment and diversify its economy beyond oil exports, but the strategy comes with an expensive price tag. A string of deals in Japan included an undertaking by Toyota Motor...

  • DUBAI, March 22- Amazon.com Inc has agreed in principle to buy 100 percent of Dubai- based online retailer Souq.com from its shareholders, sources familiar with the deal told Reuters on Wednesday. Souq.com, which sells consumer electronics, fashion, household items and other goods, is one of the most high-profile names in the Middle East's online shopping market.

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— The president of Emirates, the Middle East's biggest airline, defended security measures at the carrier's Dubai hub on Wednesday and said the ban on personal electronics onboard U.S.-bound flights came without warning. Dubai was one of 10 cities in Muslim-majority countries affected by the new rule, which will force passengers to...

  • *Deal with Malaysia's Petronas helps diversify Saudi Aramco. SINGAPORE, March 20- Saudi King Salman's lavish tour of Asia, arriving in each country on a golden escalator with 400 tonnes of luggage, had a hardnosed marketing mission- to cement the kingdom's place as leading oil supplier to the world's biggest consumer region. The string of deals inked on his...

  • *Britain follows U.S. lead, citing security concerns. WASHINGTON/ LONDON March 21- The United States and Britain on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from certain airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified security threats. President Donald Trump was...

  • NEW YORK— The U.S. and Britain, citing concerns about terrorist attacks, are not allowing passengers on some flights from mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to bring laptops, tablets and certain other devices on board with them in their carry-on bags. The U.S. ban applies to nonstop U.S.-bound flights from 10 international airports in Amman,...

  • *Britain follows U.S. lead following security concerns. WASHINGTON/ LONDON March 21- The United States and Britain on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from certain airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified security threats. President Donald Trump was...

  • DALLAS— A new security measure banning many electronic devices on flights from 10 mostly Muslim countries is leading travelers to reconsider their plans to fly through some airports in the Middle East and Africa. Paula Berger, an energy-company manager, and a co-worker have tickets to fly from the U.S. through Dubai to Hyderabad, India, where her company has an...

  • WASHINGTON/ LONDON March 21- The United States and Britain on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from certain airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified security threats. Britain took similar steps, with a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May saying...

  • DUBAI, March 21- New U.S.restrictions on passengers carrying electronics on some flights to the United States will be in place initially for nearly seven months before it is reviewed. A U.S. Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman termed that date "a placeholder for review" of the rule. The United States will this week restrict passengers travelling from...

  • WASHINGTON March 21- The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming to the United States from 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terrorism threats. The airports are in Cairo; Istanbul; Kuwait City; Doha, Qatar; Casablanca, Morocco;...

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming to the United States from 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terrorism threats. The airports are in Cairo; Istanbul; Kuwait City; Doha, Qatar; Casablanca, Morocco;...

  • DUBAI, March 21- New restrictions on passengers carrying electronics on U.S. flights will be in place for nearly seven months, an Emirates spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The Department of Homeland Security will require passengers travelling from 10 Middle East airports, including Emirates' Dubai hub, to stow electronic devices larger than a mobile phone with...

  • DUBAI, March 21- Emirates Global Aluminium, one of the world's top five producers, has invited banks to pitch for a role in its planned initial public offering, sources told Reuters. The IPO could take place later this year, on either the Dubai or Abu Dhabi stock exchange, but the size of the offering has yet to be determined, the sources said. It is owned by Abu Dhabi state...

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- The Trump administration confirmed Tuesday it is imposing new restrictions on electronic devices carried by travelers coming to the United States from 10 airports mainly in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terror threats. The Department of Homeland Security will require passengers coming to the United...

  • A separate government official confirmed an Associated Press report that the ban will affect 10 airports in eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Reuters reported earlier the ban would include airlines based in Jordan and Saudi Arabia. CNN, citing an unnamed U.S. official, said the ban on electronics on certain airlines was related to al Qaeda in...

  • CAIRO— The Latest developments related to the U.S. government move to bar passengers in eight Muslim-majority countries from bringing laptops and other electronics onboard direct flights to the United States:. Royal Jordanian flies from the Jordanian capital of Amman to New York, Chicago and Detroit. The official says Middle East Airlines, Lebanon's...