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Saturday, 7 November 2015

#Dubai Airshow: Will airlines pause for breath over sales? - BBC News

Dubai Airshow: Will airlines pause for breath over sales? - BBC News:

"There's always razzamatazz around the Dubai Airshow, and it's not just because its a chance for mega-rich Gulf airlines to announce orders or for US defence giants to sell military hardware.
The show is a sort of economic virility symbol; a chance for Dubai to showcase itself. So, while Paris's huge Le Bourget airshow gets rain and dreadful congestion, Dubai gets sunshine and Katy Perry.
The singer is performing at the show's gala dinner (no, I've not been invited) following in the footsteps of Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross."



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#UAE told #UK: crack down on Muslim Brotherhood or lose arms deals | World news | The Guardian

UAE told UK: crack down on Muslim Brotherhood or lose arms deals | World news | The Guardian:

"The United Arab Emirates threatened to block billion-pound arms deals with the UK, stop inward investment and cut intelligence cooperation if David Cameron did not act against the Muslim Brotherhood, the Guardian has learned.

Internal UAE government documents seen by the Guardian show that the crown prince of Abu Dhabi was briefed to complain to the prime minister about the Muslim Brotherhood in June 2012, when one of its leading members, Mohamed Morsi, became Egyptian president.

In the briefing notes it was suggested that the crown prince demand Cameron rein in BBC coverage."



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