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Mashari Althaydi
Mashari Althaydi

Saudi journalist Mashari Althaydi presents Al Arabiya News Channel’s “views on the news” daily show “Maraya.” He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Althaydi has published several papers on political Islam and social history of Saudi Arabia. He appears as a guest on several radio and television programs to discuss the ideologies of extremist groups and terrorists. He tweets under @MAlthaydy

Saudi Arabia has drawn unjustified ire and unfounded accusations

Without dwelling on the political and economic aspect of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s deliberations during his recent trip to Egypt, the United Kingdom and then the United States,...

Will Syria be another Afghanistan for the Russians?

Have the Russians dived in the Syrian mud? Are they bleeding due to all these traps below the ashes? The Russian Defense Ministry said yesterday that a Russian military transport plane crashed in its...

The case of Lebanon’s Ziad Itani

The case of Ziad Itani, a Lebanese theatre playwright who was arrested by state security in November over accusations of collaborating with Israel, is the “perfect” case to expose the...

Putin to America: ‘We have ascendance over you’

“An audacious display of power” is the least that can be said about the show President Vladimir Putin put on when he stood on a stage in front of a giant screen to unveil the...

Saad Hariri and ‘Sophie’s World’

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri participated in the first episode of a television show in which children ask whatever questions pop up in their minds. Hariri answered questions, which reminded us...

Kuwait celebrates, between yesterday and today

I recently attended an event organized by the Saudi Information Ministry through the King Fahad Cultural Center to mark Kuwait’s 57th national day. The celebration also marked the 27th...

How the civilized caused eastern Ghouta crime

What has happened and is happening in eastern Ghouta in Damascus is a crime against humanity and a “stamp of shame on all of humankind”, as the Lebanese Christian politician, Samir Geagea,...

Thus spoke Sayyaf

I was pretty much surprised by the interview which colleague Nasser al-Haqbani at Ash-Sharq al-Awsat daily conducted with Abdul Rasul Sayyaf, a former “star mujahideen” in Afghanistan...