How do you see the current conflict in Iraq?
Interview of H.H. The Aga Khan by Rajiv Mehrotra of DD TV - ALL SET FOR AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE - 2004-11-27Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
RM: Your Highness, you are an inspiration to millions of Muslims around the world. We have traditionally associated religious leaders with austerity, with denials in a sense. You embody a fullness of life. What is the world view that circumscribes your work as an Imam?
Ismaeli leader dies - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
A prominent member of the Ismaeli Muslim community, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, has died, aged 70.
A long-serving United Nations official and the uncle of the spiritual leader of Ismaeli Muslims, Karim Aga Khan IV, he passed away at a hospital in Boston after a lengthy illness.
The Harvard-educated Prince Sadruddin was named the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in 1965 at the age of 33, making him the youngest person to hold the post.
Islamabad, May 4 (NNN) : It was the spiritual leader of the Ismaili community in Pakistan, Prince Karim Aga Khan, who led the backdoor diplomatic efforts to break the Indo-Pak impasse, according to newspaper reports here.
At least two knowledgeable ruling politicians and a few senior Pakistani officials are crediting intense background efforts of Aga Khan for the diplomatic breakthrough between Islamabad and New Delhi that in the past few days again ignited hope of a durable peace.
UP to 1,000 Ismaili Muslims who live on the North Shore were preparing to meet their spiritual leader today, as the Aga Khan - Prince Karim Aga Khan IV - makes a rare visit to meet with followers in Vancouver.
North Vancouver resident Farrah Jinha-Devji is just one of many local Ismailis who planned to take the SeaBus over to the spiritual meeting that will happen at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre this morning.
The Al-Azhar Park has risen through the Cairo smog 20 years after being given the green light, Nevine El-Aref reportsMrs Mubarak and Aga Khan at the official opening of Al-Azhar Park
Spreading over a hill in the heart of Islamic Cairo, the new Al-Azhar Park offers 15 million Cairenes, as well as tourists, some much needed leisure and recreational space with magnificent views of historic Cairo's countless architectural treasures.
Ismailiten-Führer Aga Khan: Westen sollte uns besser verstehen / Fischer warnt Iran vor Atomrüstung - H.H. THE AGA KHAN KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO GERMAN AMBASSADORS - 2004-09-06Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
H.H. The Aga Khan arrives in Mali - H.H THE AGA KHAN ARRIVES IN WESTERN AFRICA FOR AN EXTENSIVE TRIP - 2005-07-30Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The Aga Khan arrived at the Mali Airport at 4:10 this Saturday afternoon. He had a meeting with the main partner of the IPS group in Mali mr. Baboye Thiam at the Sofitel Hotel. The Aga Khan subsequently met the President of Mali.On Sunday, July 31st, The Aga Khan will be flying to Mopti with the AKDN delegation and other dignitaries. A visit to Sangha is scheduled as well as the Mosque that has been restored. Sunday evening H.H the Aga Khan is invited for dinner at the official residence of the President in Koulouba.
Jacques de Larosiere Lecture focuses on new approaches to address poverty - FOCUS MOBILISES FOR TSUNAMI DISASTER RELIEF - 2005-01-10Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), an agency affiliated with the Aga Khan Development Network, has mobilised staff, volunteers and resources to provide humanitarian aid in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.
HAF Commends Aga Khan for Commitment to Pluralism - GLOBAL CENTER OF PLURALISM IN OTTAWA, CANADA - 2005-04-18Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The Hindu American Foundation wrote a letter to His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim community, commending him for his recent $40 million investment for the establishment of the Global Centre for Pluralism in Canada.
April 30, 2005
To His Highness the Aga Khan,
Union tourism and culture minister Jagmohan spent almost the whole of Sunday touring Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal to get a first-hand feel for problems relating to their upkeep, but he skipped visiting the work site of the controversial heritage corridor project linking the two. The minister had similarly gone on an inspection trip of Delhi's Humayun's Tomb and Qutab Minar some weeks ago. During the visit, he announced an additional Rs 1-crore grant for the upkeep of the Taj Mahal.
Hazar Imam's visit to Madrid for Prince Felipe's wedding - THE AGA KHAN AND BEGUM INAARA ATTEND PRINCE FELIPPE'S WEDDING - 2004-05-22Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Former South African president Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel landed in Madrid for the wedding, as did former Czech President Vaclav Havel and the presidents of Portugal, Colombia, El Salvador and Nicaragua. Royalty arriving in Madrid included Dutch Queen Beatrix, the kings and queens of Belgium and Sweden, the Aga Khan and the crown princes of Norway and Bahrein. About 30 heads of state or government as well as scores of royalty were expected to attend the wedding.http://www.elmundo.es/especiales/2004/04/espana/bodareal/reportaje_llegada28.html
Point de Vue 18 May 2004 page 33
Jockey Walter Swinburn and Shergar race to one of their wins in January 1981 - NEW LIGHT ON SHERGAR MYSTERY - 2004-03-14Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Previously unreleased evidence is to be aired in a television documentary about the disappearance of champion racehorse Shergar. Paul Kelso reports from London.The kidnapping of the champion racehorse Shergar was an ill-conceived and poorly executed shambles, according to previously unreleased evidence in a television documentary to be screened next week.
Un milliard de télespectateurs assistent à la victoire de DalakhaniDalakhani a remporté hier le 82e Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe sur l'hippodrome de Longchamp.
Cette course hippique de renommée internationale, véritable finale du championnat du monde de galop des pur-sang, réunissait les plus grands cracks de la planète montés par les meilleurs jockeys du monde sur une distance de 2 400 mètres.
Kabul's hotels prepare for visitors' return - KABUL'S HOTEL PREPARE FOR VISITORS' RETURN - 2003-02-07Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Kabul's hotels prepare for visitors' returnTo step through the door of Room 132 of the Kabul Hotel is to fall 20ft to a pile of rubble below.
The white-painted doorway is all that remains of the room that, along with a big chunk of the hotel, was bombed during Afghanistan's fierce civil war.
Over the coming months, Room 132 will be rebuilt as part of a $26m reconstruction project aimed at turning the 110-room hotel into a five-star attraction with shops, a health club and a Mogul-style garden.
The lobby is a dusty heap of rubble and fallen beams. The once-elegant lounge is piled with old sofas, sinks, and beds stripped from guest rooms. The former cigar bar is a series of dank, brick archways -- with no bar and no cigars.
Welcome to the Kabul Hotel. It is none too inviting in its current state, but come this fall the 110-room hotel will reopen with a five-star rating after a $26 million renovation. The project is part of a broader revival of the Afghan capital's hotel and restaurant scene that marks a fresh avenue in the country's efforts to rebuild following decades of war.
What the two sides promiseGuy's and St Thomas's Hospital NHS Trust:
'The Board believes that the block remains an integral part of the overall site and should remain within the public sector's ownership and use. The Board is implacably opposed to the sale of this site to an outside party.'
To include: School of Nursing; Chemical Incident Response Unit; Communicable Disease Surveillance Unit for London and the South East; Medical Toxicology Unit.
Aga Khan Development Network:
In a concrete-heavy city, landscapers hope Al-Azhar park will help unearth a greener Cairo - GREEN ACRES - 2004-08-01Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Looking across Al-Azhar park, your eye is immediately drawn to the stark brown walls of the citadel and the jaunty domes of the Muhammad Ali mosque. But as you look off to the west, the city drops below the horizon, leaving only a surreal panorama of scattered minarets floating behind a grassy foreground.
An Indian research team is in Afghanistan to carry out a survey for building a hydroelectric plant which will provide the Bamiyan region with electricity for the first time, a United Nations spokesman said on Sunday.
'It will be the first electricity generated for the central highlands,' Manoel de Almeida de Silva told newsmen. The team from the Water and Power Consultancy Services is studying the impact the dam will have on the Bamiyan region.
INTERNATIONAL FRESHWATER FORUM IN DUSHANBE OPENING TOMORROW - AGA KHAN AT THE INTERNATIONAL FRESH WATER FORUM - 2003-08-29Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
International Freshwater Forum will open tomorrow, August 30, at the 'Kokhi Borbad' Complex in Dushanbe with speech of welcome by Tajik President Emomali Rahmonov.
As Asia-Plus was told at the Forum's press center the forum's program includes discussion of results of achievements and global prospects of the Millenium Development Goals and the World's Sustainable Development Summit, papers on interconnection between water and poverty, results of the Third World's Water Forum, expansion of international cooperation on management of water resources and other issues.