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Old Jul 11th 2013, 6:22 am
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Default Most dangerous ME countries to work in

Just from the other thread was interested in the perceptions people had on this. In my mind (and including North Africa):
  1. Syria
  2. Iraq
  3. Libya
  4. Yemen
  5. Algeria
  6. Lebanon
  7. Egypt
  8. Bahrain

Excluding Iran
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Default Re: Most dangerous ME countries to work in

Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
Just from the other thread was interested in the perceptions people had on this. In my mind (and including North Africa):
  1. Syria
  2. Iraq
  3. Libya
  4. Yemen
  5. Algeria
  6. Lebanon
  7. Egypt
  8. Bahrain

Excluding Iran
So that leaves:

UAE
Saudi
Qatar
Kuwait
Oman
Tunisia
Morocco
Israel

So there are more "most dangerous" countries than the rest. Sounds about right.
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Old Jul 11th 2013, 6:44 am
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Default Re: Most dangerous ME countries to work in

Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
Just from the other thread was interested in the perceptions people had on this. In my mind (and including North Africa):
  1. Syria
  2. Iraq
  3. Libya
  4. Yemen
  5. Algeria
  6. Lebanon
  7. Egypt
  8. Bahrain

Excluding Iran

pretty much spot on. I'd even say Iran was actually fairly safe so long as you avoid any demos and election season
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Old Jul 11th 2013, 7:26 am
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Default Re: Most dangerous ME countries to work in

Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
So that leaves:

UAE
Saudi
Qatar
Kuwait
Oman
Tunisia
Morocco
Israel

So there are more "most dangerous" countries than the rest. Sounds about right.
Jordan also
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Not sure where Gaza fits in, but it's not a place I would like to work in.
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Not sure where Gaza fits in, but it's not a place I would like to work in.
Actually I forgot Palestine. Gaza would have to be high on the list
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
Actually I forgot Palestine. Gaza would have to be high on the list
Is it technically a country?
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Default Re: Most dangerous ME countries to work in

Is there a more volatile / dangerous region in the world?

West Africa?
North Africa (if you wish to separate?)
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Is it technically a country?
Depends who you ask I guess but technically I think a territory rather than a country.
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depends where you are, felt fine in Kurdistan but wouldn't fancy Basra

wouldn't fancy being in Egypt right this minute

and would rather face a hint of danger than be in KSA
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depends where you are, felt fine in Kurdistan but wouldn't fancy Basra

wouldn't fancy being in Egypt right this minute

and would rather face a hint of danger than be in KSA
I just left Egypt 2 weeks ago and I would have no problem returning as the trouble is confined to very specific areas. You could live in Cairo and see nothing of it except on the news.
The news would have you believe the whole country is being torn apart.
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
I just left Egypt 2 weeks ago and I would have no problem returning as the trouble is confined to very specific areas. You could live in Cairo and see nothing of it except on the news.
The news would have you believe the whole country is being torn apart.
true, just my inbuilt trust of an entire nation

we pulled most people out last time, just left moustache people behind
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
Actually I forgot Palestine. Gaza would have to be high on the list
Likewise, but you did say "work"... (as in would ANY westerner contemplate working there?)

I also forgot Jordan, but given the number of engineers, "engineers" and pointy-shoed waiters in Dubai alone, there's not anyone left working back there, either.
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
Likewise, but you did say "work"... (as in would ANY westerner contemplate working there?)
We have an office there and send people there all the time. It's not dangerous at all.

Jordan is a great place. I know a few westerners there (running the airport) - they love it.
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Lebanon? seriously?

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