Day: June 10, 2011

Flower power

The Live Flowers Museum opened to the public yester­-­day with more than 170 flower species on display at a traditional farm in the municipality of San Cristobal, Antioquia department, Colombia. The orchid has been Colombia’s national flower since 1834 and, more precisely, the variety known as catleya trinae, named after […]

Ahmadis fair game for TTP kidnappers

ISLAMABAD: Majid* was fortunate enough to see his family. But others from the Ahmadiyya community abducted by the Taliban are not. Majid was in militants’ captivity for over six months at an unknown location in Miramshah tribal area. He was abducted from Sihala in December last year while on his […]

If Einstein met Confucius

An exhibition about the life and work of Einstein will no longer appear in Shanghai following a fracas between Chinese and Swiss museums. The exhibition has been touring China as part of a celebration of 60 years of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and China. According to the Associated Press, the […]

WOMEN IN THE QURAN

WOMEN IN THE QURAN By: Maha Dabbous The Review of Religions February 1992 Vol. LXXXVII No. 2 Islam confers on women all the political and social rights, which man enjoys. She is entitled to all the privileges bestowed upon man. Beside worldly matters, women are also equal to men in the spiritual […]

Horseback Archery

A participant (left) showcases her archery skills at Jordan’s first International Horseback Archery Competition ‘Al Faris’ on Thursday. His Majesty King Abdullah and members of the Royal family attended the competition’s opening ceremony. Organised by the Public Security Department to mark the 12th anniversary of the King’s accession to the […]