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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.

George W Obama?

Source: asiatimes on line. A close look at Barack Obama’s advisers – the saved and the sacked – shows just how the president has created an airless world of conventional comforters around him and so doomed his presidency to repeating that of his predecessor, George W Bush. It’s an atmosphere […]

Sell Big or Die Fast

Seven weeks after it was put on sale, Hewlett-Packard killed its TouchPad tablet, the company’s competitor to Apple’s iPad. Last year, Microsoft pulled the plug on its Kin mobile phonesonly 48 days after they went on sale. In recent years, technology companies have been cutting their losses with increasing speed. […]

West and the rest

Source: Times of India As the United States and Europe struggle to contain their debt crises, the decline of the West and ‘the rise of the rest’ increasingly shape the international political discourse. Analysts around the world predict the dawn of a new world order led by mostly non-western giants […]