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.
Categories: Middle East, The View from Here
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