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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 Aug 16

    A relationship of global significance

    While there remain some differences between Iran and Saudi Arabia today, regional realities should encourage more cooperation between the two countries for a safer and more secure Middle East

  • Saturday Aug 9

    Imitation is artless flattery

    Warnings against flatterers often do not reach those who are intent on perfecting the art for material gain

  • story 3
    Saturday Aug 2

    The silence is deafening

    As the bloodshed continues, world powers continue to behave as if nothing of significance is going on and that Israel is simply trying to get rid of the rockets in Gaza

  • story 4
    Saturday Jul 26

    Western media turns a blind eye to Gaza

    A section of mainstream media has sought to downplay the real horrors of Israeli onslaught, which specifically targeted civilians, by brushing off the aggression as a skirmish to be reported on the sidelines

  • Saturday Jul 19

    Modern twists to an age-old tradition

    With the passage of time and the emergence of newer technology for the transfer of information, I can assure you that more colourful aberrations of exchanging Eid greetings will emerge

  • story 6
    Saturday Jul 12

    Children of a different world

    For those born and brought up in the Gulf and who have imbibed the local culture and lifestyle in right earnest, for them to leave — at a later stage in their lives — the only home they have known as their own can be quite distressing

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    Saturday Jul 5

    A ballgame with human lives

    Unlike the World Cup in Brazil, there is no referee to restrain Israel’s aggression and brutality towards Palestinians and innocent people are dying daily with nobody to defend them

  • story 8
    Saturday Jun 28

    Key to understanding ourselves

    At times, it is best to rely on others for an objective view of what they think about us, for their opinions would offer an honest perspective on what we really are

  • story 9
    Saturday Jun 21

    Minorities in Sri Lanka face growing terror

    Buddhist Sinhalese terrorists have been instigating attacks against the island’s minorities, particularly the Muslims

  • Saturday Jun 14

    When in the wrong, blame it on devil!

    A Saudi judge citing the influence of jinns to plead not guilty in an embezzlement case is yet another example of how some people seek to degrade their faith

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