Day: November 11, 2011

SEA Games Off to Golden Start in Indonesia

As the Southeast Asian Games opened with an extravagant ceremony at Sriwijaya Stadium in Palembang on Friday, the real party began at a still-unfinished venue on Cipule Lake. Hours before the Rp 150 billion ($16.8 million) opening ceremony started, Indonesian athletes earned the country’s first two gold medals in rowing […]

Dialogue between Religions in Indonesia – On the Interdenominational Construction Site of Humanity

Source: Qantara For the past 20 years, the Indonesian NGO DIAN/Interfidei has been engaged in interdenominational dialogue. The organization has also tried to include atheists, Confucians, and even fundamentalists in its activities – with various degrees of success. Anett Keller reports from Yogyakarta “Everything began with anger,” recalls Daniel Dhakidae, […]

Indian leader makes a case for Muslim unity

By SIRAJ WAHAB | ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: A prominent Indian leader from Hyderabad who performed this year’s Haj said his party has created the right template for the success of Indian Muslims in democratic India. Speaking at a packed Al-Hayat Continental Hotel on Wednesday, Akbaruddin Owaisi, whose Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen party […]

“Sir me three”

Zubair Khan Ex President USA, Mr Bush invited honorable guests in White House for a function. Guest list included PM UK, PM Australia and Chancellor Germnay who happened to be Mr Köhl.  These three by chance were travelling together in a car.  Due to traffic jam they got late. When car carrying these […]

Coffee: an enduring Jordanian tradition

By Muath Freij JORDAN TIMES AMMAN – Since pre-modern times, coffee has been a symbol of Jordan’s heritage and a centrepiece of traditional Jordanian hospitality, according to Ahmad Abu Rumman. The tribal leader, who identified himself as a sheikh of the Ramamna tribe in the Muqablein neighbourhood, noted that serving […]