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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.

Flowing water may exist on Mars

Source: Physicsworld Liquid water might exist on Mars today, according to a group of scientists in the US. Images from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) reveal that dark, narrow, finger-like structures follow slopes in certain regions of the southern hemisphere of the planet during its summer months. The researchers believe […]

Once Upon a Time in the West

source. spiegel international Hate has become a part of the everyday culture of American politics. This week, the United States nearly allowed itself to succumb to economic disaster. Increasingly, the divided country has more in common with a failed state than a democracy. In the face of America’s apparent political […]

Germany Offers Alarming Statistics on Children

source/credit: Spiegel International A child in a Hamburg residential complex: A new report has found that parents in 7 percent of German households can’t afford to finance hobbies for their children. Despite substantial subsidies aimed at increasing the birthrate, the number of children in Germany continues to shrink. A new report by the […]

A madman in a new century

source.dailytimes.com “Once you decide to strike, it is better to kill too many than not enough…” — Anders Behring Breivik. Hate is like a heat-seeking missile acquiring a target. Once the target is identified, hatred finds meaningful expression that effectively decouples conscience from action. We need to begin to reduce […]

‘Jordan becoming choice destination for Arabic-language study’

By Milia Fisher and Sara Birkenthal, Jordan Times. AMMAN – US students, university administrators and study-abroad programme providers say they are increasingly choosing the Kingdom as an Arabic-language study destination because of its reputation as a secure and hospitable destination. In recent years, many study-abroad providers and universities have established […]