PARIS - FEBRUARY 02: Prince Karim Aga Khan attends the International 'Global Zero' Summit Against Nuclear Weapons at Hotel Intercontinental on February 2, 2010 in Paris, France.
The Global Zero Summit will convene 200 international political, military, business and religious leaders until February 04 to discuss a practical step-by-step plan for the phased, verified elimination of all nuclear weapons and to launch a global grassroots campaign.
Prince Karim to visit Middle East
Residence in Beirut
Advice of community
The Sunday Times Interview, Part II, Nicholas Tomalin, ‘Our Future in Africa’ (London, United Kingdom) 1965-12-19Posted March 25th, 2017 by librarian-hd
Aga Khan talks to Nicholas Tomalin about the problems of guiding his people in a continent in political ferment.
His Highness Prince Karim, Aga Khan IV, occupies tor twenty million Ismaili Muslims in the Indian sub-continent, Africa and the Middle East a position “somewhere between that of a Head of State and a Pope.” Though only 28, he has been their spiritual ruler since he succeeded his grandfather at the age of 19. This frank discussion of his role and duties is his first interview with a Western journalist for two years. The first part appeared last Sunday.
SUNDAY TIMES - WEEKLY REVIEW
THE RULER WITHOUT A KINGDOM : The Aga Khan talks candidly to The Sunday Times. He is only twenty-eight. Yet he holds sway over twenty million people of one faith but widely differing nationalities in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. This two-part conversation with Nicholas Tomalin is a frank discussion of his own personality and power.
Ladies and Gentlemen
It is a great pleasure for me to have the opportunity to address this inaugural session of the World Mountain Forum.
I am especially happy that the Ismaili Imamat has been given the opportunity to participate in a Forum organised by and for all those concerned with the difficulties facing the populations of mountain regions, and to share lessons that have been learnt, to exchange mutual experience and advice, to better identify the problems that exist, and to try, as part of a joint effort, to propose new and more efficient solutions.
The Aga Khan is to donate €40m (£27.4m) of his fortune to help restore France's largest privately owned estate, which includes a park, a Renaissance chateau, a racecourse and the biggest classical art collection in the country outside the Louvre.
The billionaire businessman and racehorse owner, who is a British citizen, will provide more than half of a €70m fund set up with the French state, the Institut de France - which owns the magnificent but badly decayed Chantilly estate - and local authorities.
H.H. The Aga Khan celebrated his 80th birthday with his family on 13th December 2016. On 16th December, the LIF invited Mowlana Hazar Imam to a birthday party in Aiglemont. members of the Noorani family also attended: Prince Amyn, Prince Rahim, Princess Salwa, Prince Irfan, Princess Zahra.and Prince Hussain were in attendance.
A short video of the Concert and the Imam cutting the cake, was shown to the world Jamat .
On that occasion, Mowlana Hazar Imam said:
US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke Saturday of the need for the world to stand firm against authoritarian populism and for the rule of law as he received France's highest decoration.
At the onset of his remarks, Secretary Kerry paid tribute to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan for being an influential champion for peace around the world.
John-kerry-hugging-aga-khan“Your Highness, thank you so much.
My friend, the Aga Khan, I am deeply appreciative for our friendship and for your efforts for peace around the world.”
This year's Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe is being held in Chantilly instead of its usual venue at Longchamp where a new grandstand is being built.
Hazar Imam arrived at Chantilly on Saturday October 1st with Princess Zahra and Princess Salwa.
Zarak jockeyed by C. Soumillon came in 3rd in the Qatar Prix Dollar Stakes - Group 2
In the Qatar Prix Du Cadran Stakes - Group 1 Vazirabad came in 2nd with jockey C. Soumillon
Hazar Imam's winning horse Harzand - winner of the 2016 Epsom Derby - was featured in the Qatar Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe (Group 1) on Sunday October 2nd.