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Donald Trump’s administration has banned passengers on eight Middle Eastern countries from carrying large electronic devices in the cabin.  Donald Trump’s administration has banned airline passengers from eight Middle Eastern countries from carrying large electronic devices. 
The new rule is expected to be announced on Tuesday and applies to eight countries, which includes Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates. No American carriers are impacted by the ban, which involves any device larger than a mobile phone. 
No American carriers are impacted by the ban, which applies to devices larger than a mobile phone.  The ban would stop passengers bringing laptops, iPads and cameras in carry-on luggage.
More to follow... It is thought to apply to nonstop flights to the US from 10 airports in eight countries which are believed to include Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
The policy is expected to be announced on Tuesday where the full details of the ban will be disclosed.  
The reason for the ban was not immediately clear. David Lapan, a spokesman for Homeland Security Department, declined to comment. The Transportation Security Administration, part of Homeland Security, also declined to comment.
Royal Jordanian Airlines did however point out that medical devices were excluded from the ban. Everything else, the airline said, would need to be packed in checked luggage. 
“Following instructions from the concerned US departments, we kindly inform our dearest passengers departing to and arriving from the United States that carrying any electronic or electrical device on board the flight cabins is strictly prohibited,” the airline tweeted.
“Prohibited devices, including for instance laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players and electronic games … etc, can be carried in the checked baggage only.”
Brian Jenkins, an aviation-security expert at the Rand Corp., said the nature of the security measure suggested that it was driven by intelligence of a possible attack.
Another aviation-security expert, Jeffrey Price, said there could be downsides to the policy.
"There would be a huge disadvantage to having everyone put their electronics in checked baggage," said Price, a professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver.