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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.

EU to send army trainers to Mali

CONOR POPE, in Strasbourg IRISH TIMES The European Union is to priortise plans for a military training mission in Mali to help the government there combat Islamist rebels, the European Union’s head of foreign affairs Catherine Ashton said today. She was speaking at an emergency hearing at the European Parliament […]

Pakistan Tumbles into Chaos

Source: Spiegel By Hasnain Kazim in Islamabad, Pakistan DPA A self-proclaimed revolutionary is attracting mass protests, while the highest court has ordered the prime minister’s arrest and the military waits in the wings. Pakistan is in the grips of a major political upheaval. The contrast between the images couldn’t be […]

A road straddling two religions

Source: The Hindu In an inspired moment, the street in Alwarpet was named after two giants of the legal field, K. Bhashyam Iyengar and Basheer Ahmed Sayeed Fellow heritage enthusiast and writer, Dr G. Sundaram, wondered as to the origins of Bashyam Basheer Ahmed Street in Alwarpet. Have the signboard […]