#NEWSINBRIEF SYDNEY – Australia will tighten security checks for passengers flying from the Middle East to intercept potential security threats. Random explosive detection tests and screenings of electronic gadgets will be done. The improved protocol follows that of Britain and the United States but exclude the same bans on electronic gadgets in the cabins of passenger aircrafts. According to Transport Minister Darren Chester, the new precautionary steps are made in line with national security advice by the Federal Government. These measures will apply to passengers flying to Australia directly from Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The affected airlines include Qantas, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad.
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