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Rafiq A. Tschannen

Rafiq A. Tschannen is a Swiss national. He converted to Islam and joined the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community at the age of 16 after reading the German translation of the Holy Qur'an. He worked in 15 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, first as Finance Director in the private industry and later as Chief Executive Officer of NGOs and International Governmental Organizations. He is now devoting his time to The Muslim Times as Editor for Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine and Switzerland and as Associate Chief Editor.

Indonesia widens arms for refugees

Tama Salim, Haeril Halim and Hans Nicholas JongThe Jakarta Post Jakarta | Wed, January 18, 2017  Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (left, seated) talks to Rohingya Muslims at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar, beside Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar on Tuesday. (Courtesy of Foreign Ministry/File) The government has […]

‘Eden Again’, a project to promote the restoration of the Mesopotamian Marshlands

By Farnaz Heidari January 16, 2017 Lands covered temporarily or permanently by water (except for lakes, reservoirs, and streams) and located away from coastal areas are called inland wetlands. They include marshes, prairie potholes (depressions carved out by glaciers), swamps (dominated by trees and shrubs), mud flats, flood-plains, bogs (rain-fed, […]