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Khaled Almaeena
Khaled Almaeena

Khaled Almaeena is a veteran Saudi journalist, commentator, businessman and the editor-at-large of the Saudi Gazette. Almaeena has held a broad range of positions in Saudi media for over thirty years, including CEO of a PR firm, Saudi Television news anchor, talk show host, radio announcer, lecturer and journalist. As a journalist, Almaeena has represented Saudi media at Arab summits in Baghdad, Morocco and elsewhere. In 1990, he was one of four journalists to cover the historic resumption of diplomatic ties between Saudi Arabia and Russia. He also traveled to China as part of this diplomatic mission. Almaeena's political and social columns appear regularly in Gulf News, Asharq al-Aswat, al-Eqtisadiah, Arab News, Times of Oman, Asian Age and The China Post. He can be reached at [email protected] and followed on Twitter: @KhaledAlmaeena

We must save our children from the preachers of evil

It is time we took a stand and put a stop to the influence of extremist ideology...

My time leading the troops at the Saudi Gazette

As the Saudi Gazette’s editor-in-chief steps away from his post, Khaled AlMaeena shares the highlights of his time with the newspaper...

Personal reminiscences on Mandela

I never imagined that I would be sitting with Nelson Mandela almost alone in the cool evening desert outside Riyadh...

Let the Day of Arafat be a turning point

Today, hundreds of thousands of people will be on the plains of Arafat. Dressed in white and bareheaded, they will all have the goal of praying to the Almighty, thanking Him, and beseeching Him for...

Saudis should look back to draw inspiration

Monday was the National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. While we celebrate it we cannot ignore that the world is on the brink of a great cataclysm. We must move forward but we are unable to do so...

Of Ethiopians, Bangladeshis and Saudis

Lately, there have been news items about Ethiopians committing crimes and infiltrating the southern borders of the Kingdom. Many writers in the Arabic press have gone ballistic and while commenting on...

Are we true to the Holy Prophet’s teachings?

Not a day passes without some depressing news from one Muslim country or another. Either it is a terrorist attack in Afghanistan or the Syrian Air Force bombing its own people. Iraq continues to be...

Our thanks to all expatriates

Over the past couple of months, I have received several calls from expatriate friends of mine who were dismayed at their portrayal in the media, particularly after the Saudization program began and...