According to official reports, the following airports are affected by the ban which had no end date at present:
• Queen Alia International, Amman, Jordan
• Cairo International Airport, Egypt
• Ataturk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey
• King Abdulaziz International, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
• King Khalid International, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
• Kuwait International Airport
• Mohammed V International, Casablanca, Morocco
• Hamad International, Doha, Qatar
• Dubai International, United Arab Emirates
• Abu Dhabi International, United Arab Emirates
Just recovering from the recent terrorist attack in London, Britain has also joined the U.S. in issuing the ban on electronic devices on flight cabins, passengers intending to travel with devices larger than their smartphone will have to check it in like a regular luggage and won't be in their possession till they alight.
Terrorist attacks from electronic devices on board have not been very rampant. However, in February 2016, a Daallo Airlines' flight 159 headed for Djibouti from Mogadishu – the Somalian capital was damaged by an exploding laptop, thankfully only the bomber was lost – sucked out of the plane below cruising altitude. Al-Shabab, an Islamic terrorist group linked to al-Qaeda had claimed responsibility for the near-miss attack.
[b]Is the ban on passenger carrying devices with them a protective one or rather unnecessary?, let's hear your view.