The German Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG) provides educational opportunitie — Federal Ministry of Education and Researchs

BAföG enables young men and women to choose the training that suits their personal interests, irrespective of their families’ financial means. Millions of young people have already benefited from this kind of training assistance. German universities are open to students from various backgrounds.© dpa/picture-alliance BAföG has been providing educational opportunities for young people for over…

B.C. Grand Chief urges action to ‘prevent catastrophic climate chaos’ as costs of Trans Mountain pipeline rise — Global Possibilities org

VANCOUVER—The Union of BC Indian Chiefs says it’s “frustrated” and “outraged” that the estimated cost to build the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is going up while the effects of climate change are being witnessed around the world. An aerial view of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain marine terminal in Burnaby, B.C. The planned expansion would triple…

Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with President of Ireland — The Ismaili

His Excellency President Michael Higgins of Ireland and his wife Sabina Mary Coyne, today received Mawlana Hazar Imam at their official residence Áras an Uachtaráin. The occasion honoured Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee, which concluded last month. Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by His Excellency President Michael Higgins of Ireland at Áras an Uachtaráin.PHOTO: MAXWELL PHOTOGRAPHY…

Telemedicine project in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan is helping injured people in remote areas … Federal Foreign Office of Germany | See also Aga Khan’s Cross-border project

A telemedicine project in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan is helping injured people in remote areas and aims to reduce tensions between the two countries. Sometimes when Dr Muhammad Tahir is out and about in Peshawar, Pakistan, his phone rings. When that happens, he knows that time is of the essence. Jens Clausen…

Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan in Pakistan: Fulbright scholar returns to his roots | “I believe that I owe to the people of this marginalised region” – Dr Haji Karim Khan

From a remote village in Gilgit-Baltistan to Oxford University in England and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, (UMass Amherst) in the United States; Dr Haji Karim Khan has travelled the world to become a better teacher. Dr Khan, a Fulbright scholar, recently completed his postdoctoral programme at UMass Amherst and has returned to Skardu, Gilgit…

Ibn Sina’s 1038th Birthday 7 Aug 2018 — Google com | One of the pre-modern world’s most influential philosophers, Ibn Sina (Avicenna)

7 August 2018 Ibn Sina’s 1038th Birthday One of the pre-modern world’s most influential philosophers, Ibn Sina (sometimes known as “Avicenna” in the West) was born in the year 980, during what’s now known as the Islamic Golden Age. Ibn Sina grew up in Afšana, a village near Bukhara, near present-day Uzbekistan. A self-taught polymath,…

Aga Khan Centre: Paul Baxter explores a new London home for three institutions that melds Islamic influences … .Architecture Today UK

The Garden of Tranquility adjoins the atrium If you wander through London’s new King’s Cross district heading north, cross the canal and slip between the Granary Building and Heatherwick Studio’s emerging Coal Drops Yard, you will notice a pale, rather enigmatic building floating like an iceberg between its altogether grittier neighbours. The new Aga Khan…

Texas, USA: Abbott joins Ismaili Muslims in opening Cedar Park community center — By Bianca Quilantan on My Statesman com

Gov. Greg Abbott, right, tours the Ismaili Jamatkhana in Cedar Park with Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos at the center’s opening on Tuesday. AMANDA VOISARD / AMERICAN-STATESMAN Highlights Gov. Greg Abbott praised the 2,500 Ismaili volunteers who provided relief after Hurricane Harvey. Ismaili Muslim leaders say Texas is home to the largest population of…

Pakistanis hide Rs43 trillion assets abroad — By Zahid Gishkori on The News com

ISLAMABAD: The authorities probing into the illegal foreign accounts and properties of thousands of Pakistanis disclosed on Tuesday that the volume of hidden assets stashed by Pakistani nationals in different tax havens abroad stood at $350 billion (Rs43 trillion). (…) The shocking details also revealed that the British government has listed Pakistan among top three…