Jordan, Iraq mull prospects of pipeline from Basra to Aqaba

AMMAN, Jordan, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Jordan wants Iraq to move quickly on implementation of an oil pipeline from the Iraqi port city of Basra, the Jordanian prime minister said.

'Iraq Star' winner releases first single

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- "Iraq Star" winner Bassam Abdul Mehdi took time in Beirut, Lebanon, as he released his first single to thank those who supported him on the TV competition.

Questions raised over Diyala raid

BAGHDAD, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Government officials in Iraq Wednesday said lawmakers should disband any special unit involved in a raid on provincial offices in eastern Diyala province.

Yemeni journalist sentenced to prison

SANA'A, Yemen, June 9 (UPI) -- A prominent Yemeni newspaper and online editor was sentenced to six years in prison Monday for distributing publications sympathetic to insurrectionist rebels.

IFJ urges Yemen president to drop charges

SANAA, Yemen, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The International Federation of Journalists has called on Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh to dismiss terrorism charges against a journalist facing trial.

Sunni cleric detained, released

TIKRIT, Iraq, June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. military detained and released a prominent Sunni cleric and his two sons in Iraq Saturday.

Shiites clash with U.S. over mosque attack

BAGHDAD, March 27 (UPI) -- Iraqi police officials say U.S. and Iraqi special forces stormed a Baghdad mosque, clashing with a Shiite militia and killing 17 people.

Iraqi government reconsiders security plan

BAGHDAD, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A top Iraqi security official said Sunday leaders will meet soon to reconsider the current security plan and improve it, a report said.

Commander of Yemen rebel forces surrenders

SANAA, Yemen, June 23 (UPI) -- The field commander of Yemeni rebel forces led by Badreddine al-Houthy surrendered to the authorities Thursday as a result of tribal mediation.

Insurgents infiltrate Iraqi security

BAGHDAD, June 20 (UPI) -- Iraq's new security services remain heavily infiltrated by insurgent agents, senior Baghdad officials admit to Newsweek magazine.

Yemen ruling party leader escapes attack

SANAA, Yemen, June 18 (UPI) -- The convoy of the leader of the ruling Yemeni General Popular Congress Party was attacked Saturday by gunmen during a visit in eastern Yemen.

Japanese hostage believed dead in Iraq

TOKYO, May 28 (UPI) -- Government officials in Tokyo said Saturday they believed a Japanese man held hostage in Iraq was dead.

Jordan bans protests marking fall of Iraq

AMMAN, Jordan, April 3 (UPI) -- Political activists said Sunday Jordanian authorities have banned demonstrations marking two years since the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Saudi Arabia executes Iraqi smugglers

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia Sunday beheaded two Iraqis who had been convicted of smuggling drugs into the kingdom.

Yemeni journalists protest

SANAA, Yemen, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Dozens of Yemeni journalists and rights activists protested Saturday in front of the parliament building demanding the release of a colleague from prison.
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Karim Al
IND2000082405 - 24 AUGUST 2000 - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, USA: Colts running back Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar (34) sprints wide during first half of preseason game Thursday night at RCA Dome. Colts won 32-30 on last second field goal to finish preseason at 3-2. tr/Tom Roberts UPI

Shah Karīm al-Hussaynī, The Āgā Khān IV, KBE, CC, GCC, GCIH (Arabic: سمو الأمیر شاہ کریم الحسیني آغا خان الرابع‎) (born December 13, 1936) is the 49th and current Imām of the Ismaili Muslims. He has been in this position, and held the title of Āgā Khān, since July 11, 1957 at the age of 20, succeeding his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan. The Āgā Khān is responsible for the interpretation of the faith for his followers and as part of the office of the Imamate, endeavors to improve the quality of their lives and of the communities in which they live.

The Āgā Khān is referred to by members of his community as Mawlana Hāzar Imām (حاضر إمام, "Present Imām"). Since his ascension to the Imamate, the Āgā Khān has witnessed complex political and economic changes which have affected his followers, including independence of African countries from colonial rule, expulsion of Asians from Uganda, the independence of Central Asian countries such as Tajikistan from the former Soviet Union, and continuing turmoil in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Āgā Khān has been particularly interested in the elimination of global poverty; the advancement of the status of women; the promotion of Islamic culture, art, and architecture; and furthering pluralistic values in society. He is the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, one of the largest private development networks in the world, which works towards social, economic, and cultural development in Asia and Africa.

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