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Amtul Q Farhat

A Retired Asst Professor of Pediatrics currently working in Canada.

Is there a Distortion campaigns against Syria

DAMASCUS- Misinformation and distortion campaigns against Syria by many TV Satellite Channels have been unleashed in different ways and means. Such campaigns, however, are never to weaken the Syrians nor to shake their strong convictions or morale. Al-Jazeera Channel, for example, has been screening a photo for a man killed […]

Turning jeers into cheers

Beitar chairman Itzik Kornfein is making progress in his battle to eradicate racism in soccer. Beitar Jerusalem earned the reputation of being Israel’s most racist club long ago. Anybody who attended a Beitar match over recent decades could not have helped but hear the bigoted chants, which for some reason […]

Syria’s unrest: Between myth and reality

Syrian authorities blame foreign conspirators and Salafists, but analysts say the uprising is spontaneous. If the Syrian government is to be believed, the protests sweeping the country are the work of “foreign conspirators” and amount to an armed insurrection by Salafists, members of a hardline, puritanical Islamic movement. But analysts and […]

Natural Antimalarial Therapies may be lost for ever

Plants in East Africa with promising antimalarial qualities—ones that have treated malaria symptoms in the region”s communities for hundreds of years—are at risk of extinction, according to research released in anticipation of World Malaria Day. Scientists fear that these natural remedial qualities, and thus their potential to become a widespread […]

Radical religion teachers must go: Govt

Deputy National Education Minister Fasli Jalal says he has witnessed strong indications of radicalization of junior and high school students across Indonesia, adding that it was carried out by Islam religion teachers. “We have seen these radical teachers teaching students the wrong way. We must do something to neutralize [the […]

Mirage and reality in the Arab Spring

If rebels start using violence, as has happened in Libya, then decades of turmoil could follow, professor argues. Reading the chronicle of the violence and death that have blanketed the western Libyan port city of Misurata during the last week, I couldn’t help thinking of a quote from Martin Luther […]

Iran to Open Trade Center in Brazil

“Given the expansion of Iran and Brazil’s ties and Iranian companies’ demand for having a foothold in this country’s market which has 200 million population as well as the Brazilian companies’ enthusiasm for developing cooperation with the Iranian companies, the association is seeking to set up an Iranian trade center […]

Easter chronology conundrum

As Christians worldwide prepare to celebrate Easter on Sunday, they will follow a familiar chronology: Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and rose from the dead on “the third day,” in the words of the ancient Nicene Creed. But if Jesus died at 3 p.m. Friday and vacated h  is […]