Australia imposes new checks for arrivals from Gulf emirates

Passengers flying to Australia from three Middle Eastern airports at Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi will be subject to additional security checks, the Australian Federal Government has confirmed. They will undergo random explosive detection tests and targeted screening of electronic devices. These new measures do not include the bans on electronic devices being used in cabins on passenger flights, such as the US and UK enforced.
They will go into force next week in the wake of the detention of four suspects in an ISIS-inspired plot to sabotage a flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi with 500 people aboard. They planned to rig a device to cause a mid-flight explosion or release a deadly poison gas.
The Australian counter-terror investigation continues.

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