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ISLAMIC TREASURES - 2007-07-04

2007, July 4: On July 11, 2007, Karim Aga Khan IV will celebrate his golden jubilee: fifty years with the head of an empire which is also one of the most effective networks of development of planet. [L'Express]

HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN ENVISAGES MAJOR OPPORTUNITY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CIVIL SOCIETY - 2007-07-12

2007, July 12: His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims yesterday committed himself to support democratic processes, to find means to help the ultra-poor, and to address political and theological tensions through consensus amongst all Muslims. [Newswire]

CELEBRATION AT AIGLEMONT - 2007-09-11

2007, September 11:In France last week, a birthday party was held in Aiglemont, the home and business center in the Picardie of the Aga Khan, given for his brother Prince Amyn, and his daughter Princess Zahra. [New York Social Diary]

H.H the Aga Khan speaks at French Forum - 2008-11-17

2008, November 17: Prince Karim Aga Khan, delivered a speech on November 17, 2008 at the Palais des Papes in Avignon, southern France during a forum on the topic 'Culture, a growth factor' to be held until November 18. The Forum brings together 250 key players from the economic, cultural and media sectors, along with public authoritiy representatives of different countries .

Prime Minister Odinga of Kenya visits Paris - 2009-10-19

2009, October 19 - Prime Minister of Kenya, Raila Odinga has arrived in Paris, France for a three-day official visit that will see him hold meetings with senior French Government officials and Kenyans living in the country. The PM will on Tuesday hold discussions with Mr Jean-Michel Severino, the director general of the French Agency for Development. He will also hold talks with Prince Karim Aga Khan IV.

Opening of the Lourve's Islamic art department - 2008-07-16

2008, July 16: Photo: Eric Feferberg - Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Bin Abdul aziz Al Saud, center left shakes hands with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, center right, behind the first stone of the Louvre museum's future Islamic art department on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, in Paris, during the ceremony marking the launch of the works. In the background, from left to right, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's wife, Princess Ameera, spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and the Aga Khan and French Culture minister Christine Albanel. [Photo]

Aga Khan attends International Donors Conference - 2008-06-12

2008, June 12: Prince Karim Aga Khan Aga Khan and Afghan President Hamid Karzai attended at the Kleber Center on June 12, 2008 in Paris the international donors conference to raise billions of dollars in aid for Afghanistan. [click on image for bigger picture] [More]

International Donors Conference in Paris - 2008-06-12

2008, June 12: : French President Nicolas Sarkozy, French Foreign Affairs Minister Bernard Kouchner, US First Lady Laura Bush, US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, the Aga Khan, and Afghan President Hamid Karzai attended at the Kleber Center on June 12, 2008 in Paris the international donors conference to raise billions of dollars in aid for Afghanistan. [News with more photos]

Le prince Karim Aga Khana fait son entrée à la prestigieuse Académie des Beaux-Arts à Paris - 2008-06-18

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2008, Juin 18: PARIS - Le prince Karim Aga Khan, chef spirituel des Ismaéliens, a fait son entrée mercredi à la prestigieuse Académie des Beaux-Arts à Paris en tant que membre associé étranger, occupant le fauteuil de l'architecte Kenzo Tange décédé en 2005. Le prince Karim Aga Khan qui, en tant que chef religieux de la communauté ismaélienne, courant de l'islam chiite, ne portait pas l'habit vert traditionnel des académiciens, a été accueilli par les solennels roulements de tambours de la Garde républicaine.

Princess Zahra Aga Khan daugther of The Aga Khan owner of French horse Zarkava wave at the crowd after his horse won the 87th Arc de Triomphe horsing race ,the world's richest race on turf, at Longchamp Racecourse near Paris - 2008-10-05

2008, Octobre 5: Princess Zahra Aga Khan daugther of The Aga Khan owner of French horse Zarkava wave at the crowd after his horse won the 87th Arc de Triomphe horsing race ,the world's richest race on turf, at Longchamp Racecourse near Paris October 5, 2008. Photo by mbdartz - PARIS (AFP) - Zarkava produced one of the greatest performances in racing history here at Longchamp on Sunday. The Aga Khan's sensational filly Zarkava lived up to expectations by storming to victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

JOINT COLLABORATION BETWEEN ADB AND AKDN - 2008-01-30

2008, January 30 - Gouvieux, France - H.H. the Aga Khan, today met with Mr. Haruhiko Kuroda, President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), for discussions on joint collaboration between the ADB and AKDN. The meeting preceded the signing of an agreement aimed at expanding the partnership between the two institutions. Prince Amyn Aga Khan, who signed the agreement on the Aga Khan's behalf, thanked the ADB for its long-standing cooperation and lauded the Bank's efforts to adopt a new long-term strategy this year in the face of growing challenges and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Aga Khan attends party to honor American Friends of the Louvre - 2008-06-10

2008, June 10: Princesse Zahra, the Aga Khan and Princess Guillaume of Luxembourg attend a party hosted by Becca Cason Thrash, to honour The American Friends of The Louvre on June 10, 2008 in Paris. [More]

Christine Albanel a remis les distinctions - 2009-05-28

2009, May 28: Paris, France - Christine Albanel, ministre de la Culture et de la Communication, a remis, le jeudi 28 mai 2009, les distinctions de 'Grand Mécène' et de 'Grand Donateur' du Ministère de la Culture à Son Altesse l'Aga Khan IV. [English] [Francais]

.H the Aga Khan's horse Zarkava, and jockey Christophe Soumillon won the 159th Prix de Diane - 2008-06-08

2008, June 8: H.H the Aga Khan, the owner of French horse Zarkava, and it's Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon won the 159th Prix de Diane horse racing, on June 8, 2008 in Chantilly, outside Paris. Soumillon won the race ahead of horse Gagnoa ridden by Irish jockey John Patrick Murtagh and Goldikova ridden by French jockey Olivier Peslier. [More]

AKTC COLLABORE AVEC LE LOUVRE - 2007-10-17

2007, October 17:Le Trust Aga Khan pour la culture (AKTC) collabore avec le Louvre à deux expositions sur l'art islamique à Paris, ainsi qu'avec le Musée des Arts décoratifs, à Paris également. [Allocution par Son Altesse L'Aga Khan] [Closing Address by His Highness the Aga Khan] [Communiqué de Presse] [Press Release]

Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo and His Highness the Aga Khan - 2009-01-18

2009, January 18: Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo and His Highness the Aga Khan. (PHOTO: MFA) - Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo was hosted to lunch by His Highness the Aga Khan at the latter's residence in Paris on 18 January 2009. It was a follow-up to their earlier meeting in December 2008 when the Aga Khan visited Singapore as part of his Golden Jubilee celebrations. During the lunch, His Highness conveyed his decision to establish an Ismaili Centre and regional representative office of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Singapore.

Karim Aga Khan: The Imam with the Golden Heart - Paris Match Interview - 1994-12-15

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The spiritual leader of 15 million Ismailis - of which 2500 live in France - has made his 24 year old daughter Zahra his privileged partner. The princess grew up in Paris, was schooled in Switzerland, then obtained her degree in Economic Development in the Third World at Harvard. During her trip to Pakistan with her father, the Aga Khan reserved a comprehensive social action program for her. The man who is called the 'richest man in the world', invests around 140 million dollars (700 million French Francs) in the third world each year.

H.H. The Aga Khan URGES UNESCO TO RE-APPRAISE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES - 1995-03-01

The Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recently invited Mowlana Hazar Imam to address a full session of its Executive Board, which met at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
At the Executive Board's specific request, Hazar Imam's speech was preceded by a 30-minute slide presentation on the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) by Guillaume de Spoelberch, Executive Director of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and a member of the Board of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).

H.H. The Aga Khan in Paris - 1980-07-03

Paris's flag-bedecked international exposition centre, Porte de Versailles, was the venue of Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah's first visit to the European Jamat on Thursday, July 3rd, 1980. Ismailis from France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Germany; Switzerland, Italy and Spain, converged on Paris for this long-awaited Mulakat after weeks of preparation.

Karim Agha Khan, prince de lislam et homme daffaires - 1967-10-15

Le prince Karim, avait vingt ans quand il devint l'Agha Khan IV, chef religieux de la communaut


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