UN: Israel Best Country in Middle East to Live In

(Reuters/International Herald Tribune) According to the UN Development Program's annual Human Development Index, released Thursday, Norway, Sweden, Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands ranked as the best five countries to live in, while the U.S. ranked eighth. In the Middle East, Israel led the list in 22nd place, followed by Cyprus in 30th place, Bahrain, 40; Kuwait, 44; Qatar, 47; UAE, 49; Libya, 58; Oman 74; Saudi Arabia, 77; Lebanon, 80; Jordan, 90; Tunisia, 92; Palestinian territories 102; Syria, 106; Algeria, 108; Egypt, 120; Morocco, 125, and Yemen, 149.

2004-07-16 00:00:00

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