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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

Success: Seeing the future in clear water

Duo faced long struggle before finding a market for stormwater-treatment technology. As university students, Greg Yeoman and Mike Hannah worked hard and played the same way. Weekends and holidays usually involved some sort of beach-centred activity: surfing, fishing or scuba diving. It was that time at the beach that sparked […]

IMF to eat Belarus alive

The government of Belarus applied to the International Monetary Fund for a stabilization loan. The work of the IMF mission will last during June 1-14. Belarus is not ready either for large-scale liberalization in the currency sphere, or for a considerable reduction of state spending. Those were the requirements, which […]

Russia goes back to Soviet five-year plans?

The subject of five-year plans has surfaced in Russia again. The initiative belongs to the Institute of Social, Economic and Political Research chaired by Senator Nikolai Fyodorov. The institute develops the pre-election program of United Russia, as well as of the All-Russian People’s Front. Like with the People’s Front, the […]

Prisoners of past

It is too late for peace initiatives of the type South Africa’s Zuma is working for Libya Writing on the wall is unmistakable for the rogue regimes in the Middle East. Their time is up. The unprecedented attack on the presidential palace in Yemen on Friday, which injured President Ali […]

China calls US culprit in global ‘Internet war’

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese military accused the U.S. on Friday of launching a global “Internet war” to bring down Arab and other governments, redirecting the spotlight away from allegations of major online attacks on Western targets originating in China. The accusations Friday by Chinese military academy scholars, and their […]

Pakistan confirms joint intel operations with US

  ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry says that Pakistani-US teams will carry out joint operations and share intelligence in the campaign against militants. The announcement suggests the United States and Pakistan are having some success in trying to repair ties following the unilateral American raid that killed Osama bin Laden.Readmore

Religion, out of place?

Brazil is seen as a country of diverse and profound faith. But though religion is an important reference point in the lives of the population, the extent of religious diversity in this sprawling country is not nearly so pervasive as belief itself. Though globally, the image of Brazil is connected to […]

Pakistani lessons in relativism

Since the dramatic killing of Osama bin Laden, Pakistan is increasingly in the news. According to the bulletins, it is the land which may yet fall into the hands of absolutists, terrorist fundamentalists. I understand what the reporters mean, of course. However, I also smile at the irony. My visit […]