2008, November 6. Kyrgyzstan's foreign minister Ednan Karabaev met with Prince Aga Khan. During the meeting, E.Karabaev welcomed him on behalf of President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiyev and thanked the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) for rendering material assistance to quake victims in the republic' south. The parties discussed the results of implemented projects and perspectives of cooperation between AKDN and Kyrgyzstan. It was also raised issues about projects, which reflect tasks that set by the President of Kyrgyzstan in his message to the people of Kyrgyzstan.
November 4, 2008, Asia-Plus - On Monday November 3, His Highness the Aga Khan attended the groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the Ismaili Cultural-Educational Center, Jamatkhana, in Khorog, Gorno Badakhshan. Speaking at the ceremony, the Aga Khan said that the Center should promote combining efforts to develop mutual understanding and stability in the region.
SPEECH BY H.H. PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN at the FOUNDATION STONE LAYING CEREMONY OF THE THE ISMAILI JAMATKHANA AND CENTRE, KHOROG, TAJIKISTAN
2008, November 2. Prince Aga Khan Prince arrived to Tajikistan on October 31 at the invitation of the Tajik Government. On November 5 Prince Aga Khan will arrive in Kyrgyzstan to visit construction of Aga Khan University in Naryn oblast. kabar.kg
Aga Khan arrives in Dushanbe today
Author: Victoria Naumova
DUSHANBE, October 31, 2008, Asia-Plus -- His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is arriving in Dushanbe today afternoon on a six-day official visit.
2008, October 30: Prince Aga Khan pays visit to Kazakhstan - One of the World famous patrons of art, Prince Karim Aga Khan VI has paid a visit to Kazakhstan. He is one of the descendants of the Prophet Mohammed and he is also the Imam of the Muslim and Shiite community of the Ismaili. His Excellency was welcomed to the Ak Orda residence by Nursultan Nazarbayev. The Prince is also the founder and one of the sponsors of many charity projects carried out in many countries including the CIS and some Central Asian states.
2008, October 29: President Nazarbayev, Prince Karim Aga Khan meet. ASTANA. October 29. KAZINFORM. /Aigul Tulekbayeva/ The AKDN plans to continue its cooperation with Kazakhstan. Prince Karim Aga Khan, arriving in Astana, said at a briefing. This visit opens his 10-day Central Asian tour. 'We discussed development of the Central Asian universities and issues regarding economic recession with the Kazakh President. I expressed hope for further cooperation with Kazakhstan in all spheres', the Prince said.
2008, Ocober 23: : Kazakhstan General Newswire - Astana. October 23. Interfax-Kazakhstan - Prince Aga Khan IV, visits Kazakhstan on October 28-31, according to the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan. The prince plans to meet with leaders of Kazakhstan, the ministry said in a Thursday. According to the statement, Aga Khan will attend a groundbreaking ceremony that marks start of construction of a branch of Central Asian University in Tekeli (in Almaty oblast, southeast Kazakhstan).
His Highness the Aga Khan, will arrive in Tajikistan on October 31 for a five-day visit - 2008-10-22Posted April 20th, 2010 by heritage
2008, October 22: Asia-Plus - His Highness the Aga Khan, will arrive in Tajikistan on October 31 for a five-day visit.
October 21, 2008, Asia-Plus -- Prince Amyn Aga Khan, younger brother of His Highness the Aga Khan, is arriving in Dushanbe today afternoon for a short visit, according to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Dushanbe Office. During his stay in Dushanbe, Prince Amyn Aga Khan is expected to review AKDN programs in Tajikistan, including project for construction of the Dushanbe Serena Hotel. http://www.asiaplus.tj/en/news/16/40764.html [Author: Victoria Naumova]
$1.5 Million Goes To Bangladeshi NGO
Hilton Humanitarian Prize Of $1.5 Million Goes To Bangladeshi NGO
The world's biggest humanitarian prize has been awarded to BRAC, the largest non-profit organization in the developing world. The 2008 Hilton Humanitarian Prize of $1.5 million honors BRAC, a Bangladeshi-based NGO, for its achievements in helping to eradicate poverty in nine Asian and African countries. Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from Geneva where the award was announced.
Eight new stamps featuring various development projects of the Aga Khan in Uganda have been issued by Posta Uganda. The stamps, which commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Aga Khan, were launched on Wednesday during celebrations to mark the World Post Day at the Posta office in Kampala.
The Aga khan Development Network (AKDN) is a network of institutions founded and led by Prince Karim Aga Khan, which collaborate with the governments and other organisation, towards improving living conditions and opportunities for people in some of the poorest parts of the developing world like Uganda.
Development agencies for the Aga Khan recently announced details, which will include a pair of buildings on a 17-acre suburban site: a religious and community center by Correa and a new Islamic art museum by Maki.
Three-year-old Zarkava is The Aga Khan's unbeaten filly who faces males for the first time at Longchamp in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
"My family has been breeding racehorses for five generations," the Aga said. "Two generations in India and three in Europe, and I believe this moment is the apogee of that effort.
Zarkava became the first three-year-old filly since Akiyda in 1982 to win Europe's richest race, the four million euro Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, at Longchamp here on Sunday. Trained by Alain de Royer-Dupre, handled by jockey Christophe Soumillon and running in the colours of the Aga Khan, Zarkava beat last year's runner-up Youmzain.
In another quote, The Aga Khan said:
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 - 2008-10-05Posted April 20th, 2010 by heritage
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.
2008 October 1: A series of 4 new Golden Jubilee stamps have been issued for Idd last week in Uganda . Photos here!.
2008, September 26 - Financial Times. 'The Islamic world as an important part of our globe has really been absent from Judeo-Christian education in a strange way,' he says, asking how anyone can be considered properly educated in the west when they know nothing about Islam. Click here. Scan of the article and interview in NAIROBI STAR on October 1, 2008: Page 21 and Page 22
2008, September 7: The Syrian Satellite TV showed a 30-minute interview with Mawlana Hazar Imam on Sunday 7th September 2008 at 13:40 GMT. The Syrian TV is available on these satellites: Hot bird: frequency: 12380 27500 3/4 (V) / Arab sat: frequency: 12054 27500 3/4 (V) / Nile sat: frequency:11823 27500 3/4 (V) / The interview was recorded during Hazar Imam's visit to Syria last month. Click here for full Interview!
2008, August 24th to 29th: H.H. The Aga Khan arrives in Syria, August 2008, and is received at Damascus International Airport by Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Abdullah al-Dardari, Minister of Tourism Dr. Saadullah Agha al-Qala'a and Resident Representative of AKDN in Syria Mohammad Mufdi Seifo. Dozens and dozens of buses are arriving in Salamieh from Iran to participate in the celebrations of Golden Jubilee.