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Tariq A. Al Maeena

Tariq A. Al Maeena

Tariq A. Al Maeena is a Saudi socio-political commentator. He was educated at the University of Denver. He lives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

 Recent Articles

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    Saturday Feb 28

    Bangladesh’s star on the rise

    Despite the current political standoff, Bangladesh is a resilient country that boasts a diligent work force and a thoughtfully planned educational system

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    Saturday Feb 21

    A road littered with broken dreams

    The unbridgeable differences between cultures have taken their toll among young Saudi couples

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    Saturday Feb 14

    Have the Swiss got it all wrong?

    A story in the local Swiss press regarding curbs on Saudi women drivers in Switzerland appears to have punched holes in the invincible aura of Swiss civil liberties

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    Saturday Feb 7

    The road to the finish line

    The GCC states do not lack the resources, but do we have a national agenda or the collective will to succeed in sporting events?

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    Saturday Jan 31

    Shepherded by the Zionist lobby

    The American public must rise up to the dangers of the Zionist enemy within and confront it. This is an enemy whose philosophy is no different from that of apartheid

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    Friday Jan 23

    King Abdullah: He came, he educated, he left

    King Abdullah was instrumental in starting many new programmes at home and abroad that have taken Saudi Arabia on the path towards modernisation

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    Saturday Jan 17

    Questions abound over Paris attacks

    As a writer, I am a passionate advocate of freedom of speech. But I draw the line when it comes to hate mongering through racial, ethnic or religious taunts or insults.

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    Saturday Dec 13

    Justice is in the eyes of the beholder

    As judgements in Saudi Arabia are pre-disposed to be in line with Sharia, interpretation of such laws is often left to the individual meting out justice

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    Saturday Dec 6

    Doctors come in all genders

    In Saudi Arabia, there is no sense re-inventing the wheel with the traditions of long-honoured establishments such as medical institutions

  • Saturday Nov 29

    Greed knows no religion

    There will be no time for repentance and there will be no escape from divine justice for those whose injustice bends the backs of others