Paralysed Afghan artist hopes to showcase her talents — TRT World com | she dreams of holding her art exhibition at Aga Khan museum

16-year-old Afghan girl Robaba Mohammadi who draws detailed sketches with her mouth, dreams of holding her own international art exhibitions. Like many other young artists her age, 16-year-old Afghan Robaba Mohammadi dreams of holding international art exhibitions. The only difference — she draws not with her fingers, but with her mouth. She was born with…

Happy birthday, North Rhine-Westphalia: 70 Years ago NRW was created by British Army| Read, view and watch videos

23. August 2016 Happy birthday, Nordrhein-Westfalen! Feierlicher Festakt zum 70. Landesgeburtstag in Düsseldorf Mit dem offiziellen Festakt hat Nordrhein-Westfalen die Gründung des Landes vor genau 70 Jahren gefeiert. Mehr als 1.300 Gäste waren auf Einladung von Ministerpräsidentin Hannelore Kraft und Landtagspräsidentin Carina Gödecke zum runden Geburtstag des größten Bundeslandes in der Düsseldorf Tonhalle zusammengekommen. Besondere…

New hospital for 30,000 people in Takhar — Wadsam com |The facility was built and furnished at a total cost of roughly AFN 21 million, funded by the German government

A newly constructed Comprehensive Health Centre (CHC) in Takhar’s Khaja-Bahauddin district was officially handed over to the province’s Department of Public Health (DoPH) on Monday. The new hospital will provide health care services to approximately 30,000 people living in the district. Every day, around 70 – 120 patients are expected to be admitted to the…

Caritas project with German 4,7 m € fund to support year-round food security in Northern and Western Afghanistan

Caritas international, in cooperation with its partners Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Cordaid, will implement the project “Mitigating Migration Causes by Strengthening Local Coping Strategies in Afghanistan” in Balkh, Bamyan, Daikundi, Ghor and Herat provinces. The project is funded by the German Federal Government with a grant of 4.700.000,00 Euro and set to run for…

Islamic Theology: A Bridge to Muslim Life| Since 2010 ,Five German Universities are offering degrees in Islamic theology — Editor Arnfrid Schenk of “Die Zeit” took stock of the situation so far.

Five German universities have been offering degrees in Islamic theology since 2010. How successful are these courses, and how much influence do the universities have? Taking stock of the situation so far. The degree course in Islamic theology enables a historically critical reading of the Qur’an | Photo (detail): © Fotolia/quickshooting More than four million…

State sponsored students to join private universities — Nation co Kenya|President Kenyatta said the move will provide a chance for more students to pursue courses of their choice.

Aga Khan University President Firoz Rasul (right) congratulates a student during a graduation ceremony in February 2016. Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (Kuccps)has begun placing 10,000 state-sponsored students in private institutions. FILE PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP  In Summary The CEO said he had asked for four weeks to work…

Roshan awards “Student of the Year” scholarships to Afghan Students through their Youth Brand “Yaraan” platform

August 15, 2016 – (Kabul, Afghanistan) – Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading communications provider, announced it awarded “Student of the Year” scholarships to thirteen top students from participating universities in Afghanistan. The scholarships were awarded as part of Roshan’s “Yaraan by Roshan” brand, an exclusive platform designed to empower Afghan youth. “At Roshan, we are committed to…

Innovative app wins top prize at Aga Khan University’s first-ever Hackathon

Four innovative solutions in emergency medicine receive awards  Innovators at Pakistan’s first-ever medical hackathon at the Aga Khan University have proposed new ways of tackling challenges facing Pakistan’s emergency rooms (ER). HistorER, the winning team at the Hackathon, came up with a unique QR (quick response) code system to address a persistent challenge faced by…

“How Israel’s citizenship laws allows Jews in and keeps Palestinians out” — Journalist Jonathan Cook explains

Journalist Jonathan Cook explains how Israel applies separate citizenships to encouraging Jews to immigrate to Israel, why prevent Palestinians from ever returning. He also touches on how there is no Israeli nationality, and how the Israeli state uses this to create laws that benefit Jews while putting Palestinians at a disadvantage. Canada Talks Israel/Palestine About…

President of Pakistan confers awards on two Aga Khan University faculty

Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain has conferred prestigious awards on two senior professors at the Aga Khan University. Professor Syed Ather Enam, Chair of the Department of Surgery at AKU, has been awarded Pakistan’s third highest civilian award, the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, for his work in the field of medicine. Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta, Founding Director of the Centre…

An Exploration of Eight Ismaili Ginans on Science, Spirituality and Pluralism — by Shiraz Pradhan on Simerg com|

SPIRITUALITY Many Ismaili ginans relate the spiritual experiences of Ismaili Pirs and describe the meditative techniques used as an aid in the spiritual journey, and also the important milestones and inner cosmology corresponding to the different stages (maqamat). However, the Pirs emphatically have stated that the experiences of higher spiritual stations are not describable in…

Training to boost number of cancer specialists — Business Daily Africa com

Chief Radiologist at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Stanley Rutajunara, explains how the linear accelerator machine is used in cancer treatment. File IN SUMMARY The pact between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a top notch cancer centre is also expected to boost cancer treatment. Another programme sponsored by the East…