French Court to Rule on Aga Khan Divorce, Lawyer SaysPARIS (Reuters) - A French court has ruled it can hear the divorce application made by top racehorse owner and breeder the Aga Khan, his office said Sunday. The Aga Khan, 66, a British citizen, is the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community of about 20 million followers.
In a Dec. 23 decision, the court said it would also rule on any financial maintenance due during the divorce proceedings, the statement quoted the Aga Khan's French lawyer Laurent Chambaz as saying.
The 19th annual World Partnership Walk raised more than $3 million today and brought together tens of thousands of people in cities across Canada to fight global poverty. The Walk, the largest event of its kind in Canada, raised record funds and brought out more Canadians than ever looking for a way to make a difference in developing countries.
The spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan departed Damascus yesterday morning at the end of a three-day visit.He was seen off at Damascus International Airport by Minister of Health Mohammed Iyad Alshatty and the AKDN representative in Syria Mr Mohammed Saifo.
- Syria Times 16/02/2004 (http://www.teshreen.com/syriatimes/_local.asp?FileName=20040216071609) Otri confers with ARF, Agha Khan
Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otri on Sunday held a meeting with Secretary General of the Arab Railways Federation (ARF) Mr. Murhaf Sabouni.
Cup hopeful Vinnie Roe heads into quarantineOnce again, Irish trainer Dermot Weld has emerged as the key figure for next month's $4.6 million Melbourne Cup at Flemington after ordering race topweight Vinnie Roe into quarantine.
Early yesterday morning Melbourne time, Vinnie Roe turned in an excellent performance to finish fifth in the prestigious Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in Paris and was then sent to quarantine by Weld, who gave little indication as to where his star stayer would be heading next. 'We will see in the next 10 days or so whether we will take him back to Melbourne,' he said.
Minister for Education and Culture, Joseph Mungai being congratulated by the President of Aga Khan University, Shamsh Kassim-Lakha shortly after he delivered a speech at a dinner party organised by the University held at the Royal Palm Hotel on Tuesday. (Photo by Express Photographer).AKU plans to expand in East Africa
By Lina Lorentz
For nearly 50 years, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV has striven to overcome the celebrity gloss of his life story.To 20 million Ismaili Muslims in Asia and Africa, the 68-year-old Aga Khan is the 49th hereditary imam, a spiritual leader who traces his lineage directly from the prophet Muhammad.
The Aga Khan with National Building Museum Chair Carolyn Schwenker Brody, above, before receiving the fifth Vincent Scully Prize at the museum last night for his decades-long efforts to reenergize design in the Islamic world and to preserve historic sites. At left, the prince chats with Scully and his wife, Catherine Lynn.Photo Credit: Lucian Perkins -- The Washington Post
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Séjour au Mali du prince Aga Khan: un fort intérêt pour la cultureL'illustre visiteur a assisté à l'inauguration du Musée national rénové, visité la mosqué Djingareiber et le centre Ahmed Baba de Tombouctou, la mosquée et le centre culturel de Djenné
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There's No Conflict Between Islam and Democracy'In an interview with Deutsche Welle, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the hereditary imam of Shiite Ismaili Muslims, argues that today's Middle Eastern terrorists are fueled by political motivations and not religion.
Your majesty, the world is shocked by terrorist attacks that are carried out by people who claim to be fighting for Islam. You, as a prominent Muslim leader, have claimed that Islam is a religion of peace. Does that mean that Islam has two faces?
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Harmony is the key word in Gilgit, the land of mountains, green valleys, succulent strawberries and cherries.Phantastiche (Fantastic), an awe-struck German travelling in the PIA Fokker blurts out as he eyes several snow- covered peaks, merely 2,000 feet below the plane, and at least two even higher than the maximum cruising altitude of the aircraft. He leaves the cockpit and Captain Asif Khan invites me to move into the narrow space inside.
Sadruddin Aga Khan: mort d'un prince idéaliste - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Le prince habitait Genève depuis 1959. Il est décédé lundi à Boston des suites d'une longue maladie. Aga Khan ne se prenait pas pour n'importe qui. Et il ne l'était pas. Celui qui avait l'honneur de franchir les portes de son somptueux château de Bellerive ou, dans le cas particulier, de son hôtel de la Vieille-Ville, était reçu par un serviteur égyptien en livrée. Il se voyait servir une tasse de café turc dans la plus fine porcelaine.
One of France's most stunning chateaux, which houses the country's second most important art collection, is to be rescued from falling into disrepair thanks to a helping hand from its neighbour, the Aga Khan.Annick Benoist reports.
The Chantilly chateau: once playground of French kings, now for kings of footie The magnificent chateau houses 6,000 works of art including three Raphael works
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Honoured Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen:First I would like to thank Charles Correa and Jim Wolfensohn for their kind words.
The Aga Khan (L) and the Director of the International Press Instiute Johann Fritz listen to the opening remarks during the official opening ceremony of the International Press Institute and the 54th World Congress General Assembly in Nairobi May 22, 2005. Rwanda President Paul Kagame accused the western media of portraying Africa as a continent wracked with poverty, war and disease, adding that it was up to Africans to change that image,and he also said that the negative portrayal of the continent was one of the reasons it was lagging behind in development. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna
The Aga Khan, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, special representative of the Prime Minister of Japan Sadako Ogata, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer (LtoR) pose for a family picture during a break at the conference of international donors for Afghanistan in Berlin March 31, 2004. Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged international donors not to let Afghanistan revert to a 'haven for drugs and terrorists' at the start of a conference on Wednesday at which it is seeking over $27 billion in aid.
From left: IPI global chairman Wilfred Kiboro, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, President Kibaki, the Aga Khan, IPI director Johann P Fritz and Vice-President Moody Awori at the official opening of the International Press Institute World Congress and 54th General Assembly in Nairobi yesterday. Photo by Joseph MathengeA call to cultivate better working relations between the media and governments in Africa was made yesterday.
Dalakhani delivers with dynamite performance in French DerbyThe Aga Khan's unbeaten Dalakhani reigned supreme once again as he thundered down the stretch to capture his sixth straight victory in the $1.3-million Prix du Jockey-Club (French Derby) (Fr-G1) at Chantilly on Sunday. The son of Darshaan scored by an impressive two lengths over Group 2 winner Super Celebre.
Dalakhani's sharp performance only enhanced the confidence that the Aga Khan had in his homebred.
Efs Pune: As Shobhana Ranade walks about the palatial premises of the Aga Khan Palace on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, she marvels at the significance of the structure where Mahatama Gandhi was interned during the Quit India Movement, alongwith his wife Kasturba and secretary Mahadeo Desai. ''Gandhiji had made three predictions for The Aga Khan Palace in his writings. One, that this would become a place of pilgrimage. Today about 300 visitors including foreigners visit daily. Secondly he had said that the Aga Khan will donate this palace to the nation.