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Prince Hussain in Tajikistan for the new Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) in Dushanbe.

Prince Hussain Aga Khan

DUSHANBE, November 16, 2015, Asia-Plus -- Prince Hussain Aga Khan, son of His Highness the Aga Khan, arrived in Dushanbe on November 15 for a three-day working visit, according to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Tajikistan.

During his visit, Prince Hussain will be attending the Workshop on the establishment of the new agency for Habitat - Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) in Dushanbe.

Princess Zahra Aga Khan To Open Asian Racing Conference 2015-11-26

Princess Zahra Aga Khan

Princess Zahra Aga Khan will give the opening address at the Opening Ceremony of the 36th Asian Racing Conference at the National Sports Club of India in Mumbai on Monday, Jan. 26, 2016.

The address has special significance given that the history of her family's involvement in racing and breeding began in India in the 1800's with Aga Khan I.

The green silks with red epaulets of His Highness the Aga Khan IV are famous in top-class racing in Europe and throughout the world.

New Canadian PM praises Aga Khan Foundation's work


Newly sworn-in Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited on Tuesday a delegation of the Ismaili Imamat and expressed his admiration for the global work carried out by Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

The Canadian premier met with the President of the Ismaili Council for Canada Malik Talib and the resident representative of the Aga Khan Development Network Dr Mahmoud Eboo. The three discussed areas of collaboration between the government of Canada and the Ismaili Imamat, according to The Ismaili.

H.H. The Aga Khan to appear at ICOMOS-UK Conference as Keynote Speaker 2015-10-22

H.H The Aga Khan at the ICOMOS-UK Conference 2015-10-22

ICOMOS-UK To Launch Cultural Heritage Manifesto in 50th Anniversary Year

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In its 50th anniversary year, and at a time when our global heritage is ever more under threat of destruction, ICOMOS-UK (the UK National Committee of ICOMOS: International Council on Monuments and Sites) is calling for a new approach to the way we all sustain, promote and benefit from cultural heritage through the launch of its landmark Cultural Heritage Manifesto.

Hazar Imam's horses win 2 races at Arc de Triomphe

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Vazirabad won the first race - the Qatar Prix de Chaudenay. Candariliya followed with another impressive come-from-behind win in the 3rd race - the Qatar Prix de Royallieu. Princess Zahra with Princess Sara accepted both the winner's prizes. Christophe Soumillon was the jockey in both races


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Imamat Day Mubarak 2015-07-11


This year marks the 58th anniversary of the ascension to the throne of Imamat for Shah Karim al-Husayni our 49th Holy Imam

Read below an article on Imamat published in Sunday News several decades ago when Tanzania was still "Tanganyika" ;-).

First photographs of Prince Irfan 2015-06-10

Prince Irfan-first photograp with parents Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa have kindly shared photographs of Prince Irfan, their first child, who is pictured with his parents and grandfather, Mawlana Hazar Imam.

News of the birth of Prince Irfan has been greeted with immense joy by the worldwide Jamat. Jamati leaders have sent messages of congratulations to the family with prayers for the Prince’s long life and wellbeing.

Protocol between The Ismaili Imamate and Portugal 2015-06-03


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H.H. The Aga Khan has arrived in Lisbon, Portugal and was welcomed at the airport by Mnister was received by Pedro Mota Soares of the Government of Portugal. According to news received from Portugal newspapers, H.H. The Aga Khan, Imam of the Ismailis, will be moving some of his institutions in Portugal where he may also build a residence. H.H. The Aga Khan is expected in the Country this week and more news will be posted in this section starting today.

H.H. The Aga Khan is expected to make large investments in Portugal in the next 5 years.

Ottawa Visit of His Highness The Aga Khan in May 2015


H.H. The Aga Khan will arrive in Ottawa Tuesday 26th May for a 2 days visit. He is expected to meet the Prime Minister Harper the same evening and work next day on other AKDN related subjects before returning to Toronto for his introduction of a talk by The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C. Chief Justice of Canada at the Pluralism event.

Ontario Signs Agreement of Cooperation with the Ismaili Imamat 2015-05-25


News Release

Ontario Signs Agreement of Cooperation with the Ismaili Imamat

Joint Initiatives to Promote Education, Diversity and Economic Development

May 25, 2015 12:00 P.M.

Office of the Premier

Premier Kathleen Wynne welcomed His Highness the Aga Khan to Queen's Park today for the signing of a historic Agreement of Cooperation between the province and the Ismaili Imamat. The agreement outlines areas of cooperation and joint initiatives, including leveraging diversity and culture as an economic driver and supporting a pluralistic approach to education.



His Highness the Aga Khan, Spiritual Leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, Powerful Advocate of
Pluralism, and Global Humanitarian to deliver the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture.
Cambridge, MA

VIDEO LINK: http://www.ismaili.net/heritage/node/32059

Aga Khan visits UNHCR headquarters to discuss enhanced cooperation 2015-11-06


His Highness the Aga Khan, visited UNHCR headquarters today to meet UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and discuss past and future cooperation in emergency operations around the world.

UNHCR staff greeted the Aga Khan before he held private talks with Guterres followed by a meeting with senior UNHCR officials on the long-standing partnership between the Aga Khan Development Network and the UN refugee agency.

Aga Khan Trust to continue working with Penang government to preserve George Town 2015-10-19

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (top left) and High Highness Aga Khan (top, right) with delegates from the Aga Khan Trust,

THE Aga Khan Trust for Culture, one of the world’s premier organisation involved in matters of architecture, conservation and urban planning, will continue helping Malaysia protect, develop and enhance George Town, Penang.

The trust has extended its contract with Think City Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Bhd) and Penang state government for another three years and will provide technical assistance to preserve the town, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO is 2008.

H.H. The Aga Khan Keynote Speech at the Athens Democratic Forum - 2015-09-15

2015, September 15: LIVE WEBCAST H.H. The Aga Khan keynote address at the Athens Democracy Forum the Aga Khan will deliver a keynote address at the Stoa of Attalos on Tuesday, September 15th The International New York Times Athens Democracy Forum will take place at the Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall and the Stoa of Attalos of the Ancient Agora. It has been convened in cooperation with the United Nations Democracy Fund, the City of Athens, and Kathimerin Scroll down for WEBCAST

Interview of AgaKhan with Lucky Severson on pbs.org 2015-07-31


TV Interview and full transcripts available @ http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2015/07/31/aga-khan-ismaili-mu...

Extended Interview: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2015/07/31/july-31-2015-aga-kh...

SEVERSON: It is very rare for the Aga Khan to grant interviews. We caught up with him in Toronto:

(speaking to the Aga Khan): You are a spiritual leader, a businessman, treated like a head of state. I think you were just with the prime minister yesterday. Which of those hats are most important to you?

Aga Khan wins with Saryshagann at prix de Diane Longines 2015-06-14

Aga Khan with jockey C.Soumillon after winning 1st Race with Saryshaggan

Saryshagann with jockey Christophe Soumillon won the 1st Race at Prix de Diane Longines on Sunday June 14th 2015 at 2 PM

Taj Mahal conservation could be handed over to the Aga Khan Foundation 2015-06-09


If the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) doesn't improve the quality of conservation of Taj Mahal, the monument's maintenance could be handed over to the Aga Khan Foundation.

Talking to India Today, a senior ASI official said that the Ministry of Culture is planning to portion out the monument, giving the maintenance of its various areas to different organizations on the grounds of a Corporate Social Responsibility campaign that began in 2013 with the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation signing up for the maintenance of the monument.

Prince Aga Khan and jockey Christophe Soumillon leading Kataniya at Prix de Royaumont 2015-05-31

Prince Aga Khan et à Christophe Soumillon leading Kataniya at Prix de Royaumont  2015-05-31

Lauréate du Prix de Royaumont (Gr. 3) dans un bon style et après avoir longtemps évolué à flanc de peloton, Kataniya donne le sourire au Prince Aga Khan et à Christophe Soumillon. La fille de Raven's Pass, dotée d'un magnifique modèle, signe son 3ème succès consécutif. photo : APRH

Not all Muslims are the same 2015-05-26

Having spent 12 years working for a language development and cultural research organisation in East Africa (mainly Uganda and Tanzania) I had the opportunity to develop friendships with Ismaili Muslims. The Nizari Ismaili Sect of Shi’a Islam are little known in Australia but, in other parts of the globe as well as East Africa, they are known for their top quality schools and hospitals and their clean water and agricultural projects. Their approach is similar to the way many Christian organisations approach development.

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