Day: December 11, 2011

The Thamud: Petra and Madain Salih

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times Thamud or the Nabataeans were known for hewing houses in mountains. Madain Salih and Petra are ruins of their civilization. Madain Salih (Dedan) is in Saudi Arabia and is known in the European literature as Hegra derived from […]

The Scot who shaped Japan

History has not been generous in crediting the crucial roles played by maverick trader Thomas Blake Glover in casting off feudalism and ushering in the modern age. But as the centenary of this most singular Victorian nears, Michael Gardiner sets the record straight   By MICHAEL GARDINER This coming Friday, […]

Libya ex-rebels, army clash near airport

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s military said Sunday that ex-rebels have tried for a second time to assassinate the country’s new army commander, as the two groups clashed near the capital’s airport. The rebels denied the claim. Army spokesman Sgt. Abdel-Razik el-Shibahy said fighters from the western mountain town of […]