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Zia H Shah

He is a physician practicing in Upstate New York. He is the Chief Editor of the Muslim Times, which has more than 43,000 followers in Twitter. He is also Chair of Religion and Science for the Muslim Sunrise, the oldest Muslim publication in North America. He has authored more than 400 articles on Islam, Christianity, Secularism and Religion & Science. Follow in Twitter: @The_MuslimTimes

Westerwelle warns of Mideast peace problems

Berlin believes unilateral moves – such as declaring Palestinian independence – would be “very counterproductive” to the Middle East peace process, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle warned on Tuesday.   Westerwelle, who spoke after talks with Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad in Ramallah, did not specifically refer to Palestinian plans […]

Is the US ready for a Mormon president?

Mormon Mitt Romney is an early frontrunner among the Republicans vying to run for president – and one new opinion poll shows him in a surprise dead heat with Barack Obama. Another Mormon, Jon Huntsman, is expected to enter the race. Will their religion be an issue? It’s a nation […]

Moderate Muslim professor murdered

Moscow A Muslim university professor who criticized radical Islamists was shot dead in Dagestan, officials said Wednesday. Maksud Sadikov, 48, and his nephew were gunned down in the yard of his home in the regional capital of Makhachkala late Tuesday. “This is not only a murder, it is a challenge […]

Medical supplies for Gaza

A convoy laden with medical supplies for Jordan’s military field hospital in the Gaza Strip, ‘Gaza 14’, arrived in the coastal enclave on Monday through the Beit Hanoun border crossing. The 17-truck convoy carried medical equipment and medicines as well as food parcels, which will be distributed to needy families […]

Motorcade ‘did not come under attack’

By Raed Omari and Petra AMMAN – A Royal Court official on Monday denied as baseless reports that His Majesty King Abdullah’s motorcade was attacked by stone-throwers during his visit to Tafileh Governorate yesterday. A similar statement was issued by the government. “The King’s visit to Tafileh was a complete […]

Fund to address south district woes

By Mohammad Ghazal TAFILEH – His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday ordered the launch of a JD15 million fund to implement a series of development and income-generating projects in the southern Governorate of Tafileh. The fund, called Tafileh Development Fund, will be affiliated with the King Abdullah II Fund for […]

Pilot killed in zeppelin crash

The pilot of a zeppelin was killed and three passengers had to leap to safety when the aircraft caught fire and crashed in central Germany Sunday evening, a police spokesman said. The accident happened at the Reichelsheim aerodrome, near Friedberg in central Germany as the aircraft was coming in to […]

Nowitzki crowns career with NBA championship

Dirk Nowitzki led the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA basketball championship on Sunday night, contributing 21 points to their 105–95 victory over Miami Heat. The German forward was named the most valuable player of the Finals. Nowitzki battled injury and illness during the best-of-seven series, but still managed to average […]