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Middle East tensions loom over Dubai aerospace pageant

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By Alexander Cornwell and Tim HepherDUBAI (Reuters) - Rising Middle East tensions and a corruption crackdown in Saudi Arabia will cast a shadow over next week's Dubai Airshow, as military and aerospace leaders try to gauge whether they might prolong a weapons-buying spree in the region.Fraying business confidence since the summer, when a sudden rift emerged between Arab powers, means the recent rapid growth of major Gulf airlines will also be under scrutiny when the Middle East's largest industry showcase opens on Sunday.The biennial gathering has produced a frenzy of deals in the past, ...

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 18:54 IST