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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

Dutch lawyer: International law is political tool

The international community suits itself when it comes to international justice. That’s the message in Blufpoker (Bluff Poker), the latest book by international lawyer, Geert-Jan Knoops. He told RNW that his message may not be optimistic, but should serve as a lesson to both the public and politicians. “It’s a […]

Wen, Indonesian President Meet on Co-op, Ties

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Friday and both leaders stressed the importance of promoting mutually beneficial cooperation and bilateral ties. The two leaders exchanged views on bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of common concern. They were confident that Wen’s visit […]

Experts examining ‘old Christian’ discoveries to determine authenticity

By Taylor Luck AMMAN – Jordanian antiquities authorities have announced the recovery of several lead-sealed texts which they believe will prove whether a cache of metal books represent the oldest Christian writings ever discovered are authentic or well-crafted forgeries. According to Department of Antiquities Director Ziad Saad, security services recovered […]

Difference between Egyptian and Syrian revolts

By Michael Jansen There is a world of difference between Egypt’s people’s power uprising and the ongoing Syrian revolt. In Egypt, there were specific local developments that in combination with the overthrow by popular action of Tunisia’s President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali prompted millions of Egyptians to raise the […]

Qur’an calligraphy show opens in Madinah

MADINAH: Islamic Affairs Minister Saleh Al-Asheikh opened an Islamic calligraphy show at Le Meridien here Tuesday and commended Muslim calligraphers around the world for reviving the Islamic art and promoting the message of Qur’an in an attractive manner. “God has honored the Arab nation by sending the Qur’an in Arabic […]

Armadillos linked to leprosy in humans

(Health.com) — Several years ago, an 81-year-old woman with a raised patch of dry skin on her arm visited Mississippi dermatologist John Abide, M.D. Although the lesion looked only slightly abnormal, a series of lab tests revealed that it was a symptom of leprosy. “I thought, ‘Leprosy, are you kidding […]

Students, medics abducted in Bahrain

Tehran Times Bahraini forces have reportedly abducted two female students and four women medics in different cities in line with the country’s harsh Saudi-backed crackdown. According to Press TV, the students were kidnapped in Bilad al-Qadim city and the medics in Isa town on Tuesday, witnesses said. Earlier on Tuesday, […]

Opposition parties (in Jordan) express concern over ‘deliberate delay’ in implementing reforms

By Mohammad Ben Hussein AMMAN – The National Coalition of Opposition Parties on Tuesday expressed concern over what they claimed was the government’s deliberate delay in implementing political and economic reforms. “The official policies to delay speeding up democratic reform is dangerous,” the coalition said following a meeting on Monday […]