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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.

The Most Realistic Economic Forecast Is Awful

Predictions of a second-half rebound are based on dubious assumptions. By Narayana Kocherlakota March 21, 2020 This is rush hour.Photographer: David ‘Dee’ Delgado/Bloomberg Narayana Kocherlakota is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He is a professor of economics at the University of Rochester and was president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis […]

Pakistan coronavirus camp: ‘No facilities, no humanity’

More than 1,000 remain there as thousands more are released into impoverished Balochistan https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/19/pakistan-coronavirus-camp-no-facilities-no-humanity?CMP=fb_gu&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2wMIwRFYhjXpeZ623KP3QD0AXTovFD5LyjqZcwvVAj9-fYe6rOwmAwWM4#img-1 It was the smell that was the worst. In this dusty camp on Pakistan’s border with Iran, which at one stage held more than 6,000 people, the stench of sweat, rubbish and human excrement hung in […]