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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

Run For Peace at Zona Norte Favelas

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Just six months ago the running trail was the stage of sweeping violence that gripped Rio in November last year. Now, the same dirt road drug traffickers used to escape from the police during the massive police and military operation was part of the 4,850 meter […]

Stress leads to forgetfulness

Many of us know it: We feel frazzled, harried and forgetful. Sometimes we can’t remember where we put our glasses or car keys. This modern affliction has the medical name “subjective cognitive impairment” or “busy life syndrome,” as the CPS researchers call it. Sufferers describe feeling chronically stressed and having […]

Obama announces ‘new chapter in American diplomacy

Washington (CNN) — The United States will support efforts for reform across the Middle East and North Africa, including “transitions toward democracy,” President Barack Obama said Thursday. In a speech at the U.S. State Department laying out his policies toward the region, the president said he is marking “a new […]

Arabic Graffiti Exhibition in Berlin

Common ground gallery Berlin, Germany The Common Ground Gallery is located in the Hip Hop Stützpunkt along with From Here To Fame Publishing. The gallery hosts a variety of urban culture, graffiti and Hip Hop related exhibitions, workshops and book releases. The opening hours are linked to the event, so […]

‘Somebody’ knew of Osama hideout: Gates

WASHINGTON – ‘SOMEBODY’ knew about Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani hideout but there is no proof that Pakistan’s political and military leaders were aware of it, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said on Wednesday. Mr Gates and the US military’s top officer, Admiral Mike Mullen, warned against cutting off aid to […]

Projects to ease impact of Three Gorges Dam

BEIJING – China said on Wednesday that the Three Gorges Project, the world’s biggest hydropower complex, had affected shipping, irrigation and water supply downstream on the Yangtze River. The disclosure came after the State Council passed plans for future work on the project and for the prevention and treatment of […]

Getting Smart on Aid

New York Times May 18, 2011 Getting Smart on Aid By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF One cost of the uproar over Greg Mortenson, and the allegations that he fictionalized his school-building story in the best-selling book “Three Cups of Tea,” is likely to be cynicism about whether aid makes a difference. […]

Jobless claims fall more than expected

(Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, offering hope the labor market recovery remains on track. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 29,000 to a seasonally adjusted 409,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday, continuing to unwind the […]