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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

Egypt to open Rafah crossing permanently

By MARK LAVIE | AP CAIRO: Egypt’s decision Wednesday to end its blockade of Gaza by opening the only crossing to the Hamas-ruled Palestinian territory this weekend could ease the isolation of 1.4 million Palestinians there. It also puts the new Egyptian regime at odds with Israel, which insists on […]

E.coli deaths continue as ministers warn of threat

Another woman died in Germany on Wednesday after being treated for infection with the virulent enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) bacteria on Wednesday, as government minister warned the situation remained “threatening.”   Consumer Affairs Minister Ilse Aigner and Health Minister Daniel Bahr called for everyone to take particular care with food […]

DNA tests are not that simple

DNA tests come in a bottle these days. Bin Laden’s DNA was confirmed somewhere in Pakistan or on an aircraft carrier within hours after he was alledgedly shot. Now, also the DNA of IMF director Strauss Kahn is confirmed within days. Michael Ruppert, former FBI investigator, wrote what a world-class […]

Europe remains key for exporters

BEIJING – The European Union (EU) will continue to be given top priority by Chinese exporters, but they are “much less confident” about selling products to developed customers such as North America, Japan and South Korea, according to a foreign trade report released on Tuesday. It concluded that the nation’s […]

China’s cell phone users exceed 900m

BEIJING — China’s cell phone user grew by 41.39 million in the first four months of 2011 to 900.39 million in total, covering nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Related readings:  Cell phone quest comes full circle  4G network is another […]

Obama to address British parliament

London (CNN) — President Barack Obama is due to address both houses of Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday, the second day of a state visit blending pomp, ceremony and diplomacy. He began the day with talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron at his office, 10 Downing Street. Queen Elizabeth II hosted […]