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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 Apr 19

    Self-appointed guardians of faith

    Rejectionists and their hardline interpretations are giving way to a more tolerant Saudi society as the barriers against the exclusion of women are falling slowly

  • Saturday Apr 12

    Israeli unwillingness to forge for lasting peace

    Netanyahu’s government is more interested in annexing remaining Palestinian land until one day the people are subjugated to living in concentration camps

  • story 3
    Saturday Apr 5

    Enriching the cultural diversity

    Harnessing the talent of home-grown immigrants is crucial and that is why there are many Saudis who do not appreciate any discrimination against expatriates

  • story 4
    Saturday Mar 29

    No entry for women

    Kingdom’s commitment to UN recommendations should eventually put an end to the broad view of women being seen as ‘inferior’

  • story 5
    Saturday Mar 22

    When true colours begin to surface

    When US policies differ, Tel Aviv begins to publicly ridicule and undermine American stances

  • story 6
    Saturday Mar 15

    Bad Saudi drivers throw caution to the wind

    While it is fun for youth to burn rubber and get into the occasional pileup in video games, it is a heavy price they sometimes have to pay in real life

  • story 7
    Saturday Mar 8

    Qatar rift a major test for GCC unity

    Doha’s support of Islamist groups of various factions plays a worrisome scenario for its neighbours who fear that such support would embolden fanatics within their own populace to stir up trouble

  • story 8
    Saturday Mar 1

    Saudi graduates 'can't cope in world of work'

    Many find that their degrees from local educational institutions have not prepared them with necessary skills required in the corporate world

  • story 9
    Saturday Feb 22

    Exposing the corrupt in Saudi Arabia

    The public exposure of corrupt identities

  • story 10
    Saturday Feb 15

    Dynamics of the 'moving' trend from Saudi Arabia

    UAE in general and Dubai in particular serve as shining examples of how the right environment for business and enterprise can attract the best talents

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