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The screwy Saudi security syndrome


Dispatches host Rick MacInnes-Rae remembers a Saudi man in flowing robes approaching him in the street and said the house across the square is headquarters to the notorious Abu Nidal, at the time a wanted terrorist:

"Then he asked if I had any whisky.  Screwy moments like that are, frankly, one of the perqs of being a correspondent."

 

Laura Lynch, at her home base in Britain.

And for a female correspondent working Saudi Arabia, the stories can be considerably weirder, especially in a time of unrest, like now, as we hear in this week's guest essay from the CBC's Laura Lynch.

Listen to Laura's essay

 

 

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