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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

  • story 1
    Saturday Oct 25

    Writing on the wall for Saudi aviation

    That a study features the kingdom’s three main airports among the worst five in the region is enough reason to worry. Authorities need to stop acting indifferent

  • story 2
    Saturday Oct 18

    Time to clamp down on dishonest sponsors

    Authorities in Saudi Arabia ought to make sure those coming to the kingdom seeking employment do not end up being exploited by unscrupulous elements

  • story 3
    Saturday Oct 11

    Think before you speak

    GCC countries would be the biggest losers if they had clandestinely supported Daesh
as the US vice-president had insinuated

  • story 4
    Saturday Oct 4

    Saudis don’t own those who work for them

    Employers who deny workers their dues must be made to understand that wages 
are an earned right, not charity

  • story 5
    Saturday Sep 27

    Youth show the way to help flood victims in Kashmir

    The selflessness and commitment of Kashmiri youngsters in lending a helping hand to folks back home was evident in the US and elsewhere

  • story 6
    Saturday Sep 20

    The primary concerns of Saudi youth

    The rampant rise in the cost of living, despite efforts by the government to control the same, is putting a severe strain on many young families and individuals

  • story 7
    Saturday Sep 13

    War on Isil: The coalition of the unwilling

    While Arab states have agreed to confront the growing menace of Isil, doubts remain over the cohesiveness of a global anti-terror front under US leadership

  • Saturday Sep 6

    The immoral acts of a moral entity

    If Saudi Arabia is serious about projecting itself as a business-friendly destination, it should take stock of the excesses committed by its religious police

  • story 9
    Saturday Aug 30

    Israel should not escape the war crimes hangman

    Over 750 women and children breathed their last at the hands of the recent Israeli brutality that saw more than 2,100 civilians killed yet the silence of the West and the International Criminal Court is defeaning

  • story 10
    Saturday Aug 23

    Significance of imported domestic help

    As more Saudi women enter the job market, and more countries restrict maid recruitment, Saudis turn to runaways to look after their children