Month: April 2011

Teaching by example in Indonesia

Some of the nation’s brightest graduates are bringing their devotion to learning to rural areas on a one-year placement “The wise man once said, ‘Every day has a miracle’, and I believe it too,” said forestry studies graduate Erwin Puspaningtyas Irjayanti of the work she did with the Indonesia Teaching […]

Manuka honey ‘could help fight superbugs’

Manuka honey could be used to combat some of the most hard-to-treat infections that are resistant to powerful antibiotics, scientists say. Lab experiments show it can clear bacteria found in festering wounds and contaminated hospital surfaces. It works by breaking down the defences bacteria use against antibiotics, making it useful […]

Bad Friday in Indonesia

The Jakarta Post When a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque inside the Cirebon Police complex in West Java on Friday, terrorists sent yet another message that they would never stop their attack on humanity in Indonesia. No one expected the explosion just before a Friday prayer, therefore […]

China calls for immediate cease-fire in Libya

China called for immediate ceasefire in Libya to prevent the country from falling into more serious humanitarian disasters, Chinese President Hu Jintao told visiting South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday during their meeting on the sideline of the 3rd BRICS Summit, which opens in this sea resort city of Hainan province […]

China growth sizzles, inflation bubbles

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s turbo-charged growth eased just a touch in the first quarter, while its inflation jumped to a 32-month high, putting pressure on the government to do more to rein in prices and keep the economy on an even keel. China’s gross domestic product increased by 9.7 percent […]

Mubarak, two sons detained in rare move

Cairo (CNN) — Egyptians exulted Wednesday over the detention of their ailing former president and his two sons in a probe exploring the killing of protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the center of the country’s dramatic uprising earlier this year.  Former President Hosni Mubarak and his sons, Gamal and Alaa, were […]

Sola Scriptura: A Fatal trap for Christianity

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times Sola scriptura is the doctrine that the Bible contains all knowledge necessary for salvation and holiness. Consequently, sola scriptura demands that only those doctrines are to be admitted or confessed that are found directly within or indirectly […]