Traders and shops in the medieval souk of the old city of Aleppo in northern Syria in 2011. The ancient market, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, was badly damaged in a recent fire.
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Saudi writer: 'Why is life expectancy in Israel better?'

'Technomad' in Saudi Arabia speaks to ex-Saudi naval officer Abdulateef al-Mulhim on BBC World Have Your Say about his column on which has attracted a lot of attention online.

He argues that "the Arab world has many enemies and Israel should have been bottom of the list".

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  • 09 Oct 2012