YouTube Video: Karim Aga Khan IV. und sein Lebenswerk-3.flv

  ***** Karim Aga KhanChef spirituel de la communauté ismaélienne, une branche de l’islam chiite, le prince Karim Aga Khan est aussi à la tête de l’Aga Khan Development Network, le plus grand réseau privé de développement du monde. La presse people voit surtout en lui l’héritier de sa dynastie et le propriétaire d’une prestigieuse…

The Doha Debates:Egypt’s military rulers not interested in genuine reform

Motion passed by 84.7 % to 15.3 % Cairo, Egypt. October 27th, 2011. A noisy, argumentative group of young Egyptians last night used a public forum in Cairo to voice scepticism about their military rulers, claiming they’re not interested in genuine reform. The session kicked off the eighth series of the award-winning Doha Debates, a…

The Arts of Darb al-Ahmar, Cairo – AKDN Press Centre

  Click on the image to download the catalogue (PDF, 7MB) “The Arts of Darb al Ahmar”, a catalogue showcasing the unique arts of Egyptian craftspeople who work in the district of Darb al-Ahmar, at the heart of Historic Cairo, is now available. The designers and producers featured in the catalogue received support from the…

Coinage of the Fatimids – Institute of Ismaili Studies

  “Coins and the discipline of numismatics which deals with them, lie at the crossroads of so many historical, cultural and artistic concerns that hardly anyone studying a traditional civilization or an earlier period of history has been able to avoid handling or dealing with these thousands of small gold, silver or copper objects. Economic…

Computers show how wind could have parted Red Sea – KBC News

New computer simulations have shown how the parting of the Red Sea, as described in the Bible, could have been a phenomenon caused by strong winds. The account in the Book of Exodus describes how the waters of the sea parted, allowing the Israelites to flee their Egyptian pursuers. Simulations by US scientists show how…

The Aga Khan Music Initiative and Al Mawred Al Thaqafy Bring Together Arab and Central Asian Musicians at Sixth Remix Music Workshop in Aswan – AKDN News

Abdallah Abo Zekry from Egypt and Sirojiddin Juraev from Tajikistan, two of the musicians collaborating in the sixth Remix Music Workshop in Aswan, Egypt. Aswan, 18 September 2011 – The Aga Khan Music Initiative and Al Mawred Al Thaqafy (Culture Resource) launched the Sixth Remix music workshop and tour under the leadership of Egyptian music director Fathy…