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<I>WHITE DEATH</I>' ENDURES IN THE LANDS OF CENTRAL ASIA - 2002-07-20

Dawn/Gemini News Service: Locals say an intervention by the Aga Khan, leader of the Ismaili community, helped halt the downward spiral. The billionaire, who has been channelling aid to the region since the fall of the Soviet Union, made his help dependent on the halt of drug cultivation and trafficking. 'And we know for a fact now that none of our farmers grow poppy,' said Mirza Jahani, chief executive officer of the Aga Khan Foundation in Tajikistan.

AGA KHAN HOSPITAL EXTENDS SERVICES - 2002-01-28

The Nation/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX -- The Aga Khan Hospitals in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu will extend their laboratory services to reach surrounding areas through satellite laboratories.

A LEARNING EXPERIENCE - 2002-08-04

Canadian-backed grassroots program in Pakistan puts village girls in school and helps women help themselves wrote Martin Regg Cohn in the Toronto Star. 'Backed by Canadian government aid, the Aga Khan Foundation helps villagers overcome formidable obstacles - natural and man-made - by bringing education and electricity to these former backwaters. Isolated by both geography and conservative local customs, women here have long borne the brunt of rural Pakistan's backwardness. The legacy of purdah - the covering up and confinement of women - has been poverty, disease and illiteracy.

A MUGHAL SPLENDOR REGAINED - 2002-09-29

New York Time. n packed, polluted and noisy New Delhi, the tranquil, sweet-scented oasis of Humayun's tomb is still remarkably empty, even desolate at times. 'For reasons I don't understand, Humayun's tomb has always been overlooked', said Tom Kessinger, general manager of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, which funded the garden's $650,000 restoration. 'It's the insiders' best-kept secret in historical and architectural terms'. That may soon change. The restoration of the garden, itself a monumental task, will be completed by year's end.

AFGHAN GIRLS RETURN TO SCHOOL AFTER FIVE YEARS - 2002-03-23

AFT. - KABUL: Afghan girls went back to school for the first time in five years Saturday, elated and emotional at the end of the draconian ban on female education imposed by the now ousted Taliban regime. Interim Afghan leader Hamid Karzai and the UN's special envoy for Afghanistan Lakhdar Brahimi led a ceremony to celebrate the start of the new school year at the capital's Amani High School. Some 500 officials and pupils attended the ceremony, including Interior Minister Yunus Qanooni, Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, the Agha Khan and UNICEF chief executive Carol Bellamy.

AFGHAN MINISTER VISITS RECONSTRUCTION WORK ON KABUL'S BABOR'S GARDEN - 2002-07-26

BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom - The minister of information and culture, Dr Sayd Makhdum Rahin, has visited the current reconstruction work on the Babor Garden [in the Afghan capital, Kabul]. During the visit, he recalled that the Babor's Garden is one of the pleasantest places for the people of Kabul, and said that the garden contains the mausoleum of Babor Shah and Queen Qamar, as well as other monuments. Unfortunately, these have been damaged by the passage of time, carelessness and continuous wars.

AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY WOULD BE BUILT IN NARYN - 2002-03-01

Kyrgyztan Daily Digest: Representatives of the International Agha-Khan Foundation visited on 1 March the mountainous Naryn Province. They chose together with the local authorities a place in the center of Naryn town to build a branch of the Agha-Khan University. The university would have its branches in the several Central Asian states. Compiled and translated by Naryn Idinov in Prague.

AFGHAN WARLORDS SETTLE OLD SCORES - 2002-08-03

According to Charles Clover of the Financial Times Ethnic Tajiks fought a pitched battle against Pashtuns in Afghanistan's western province of Herat this week, killing dozens, according to local news agencies. It was the second big clash in the west in the past few weeks, signalling that violence among warlords is spreading from the north to the west. 'Old scores are getting settled in the north. And the west and south are next,' said Jolyon Leslie, former humanitarian co-ordinator for the United Nations in Afghanistan, currently a consultant to the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Kabul.

AGA KHAN, ALABAMA UNIVERSITIES CO-DEVELOP RESEARCH TRAINING COURSES - 2002-03-20

Business Recorder - KARACHI : The Aga Khan University (AKU) in collaboration with the University of Alabama (UAB) at Birmingham, USA, has been awarded a grant from the Fogarty International Centre of the United States National Institute of Health, to co-develop research training courses in Karachi and abroad for Pakistani health professionals wishing to advance their expertise in occupational and environmental health.

L'AGA KHAN ET LA BEGUM INAARA &agrave; LA PI&egrave;CE DE THEATRE INTITULEE <I>LA DAME AU CAMELIAS</I> - 2001-02-12

Ohla Magazine : Ce soir là, plusieurs célébrités du monde, du théatre et du cinéma étaient venus applaudir Isabelle Adjani jouant dans la pièce de théatre La Dame au Camélias. Entres autres, étaient venus l'Aga Khan et sa femme, la Begum Innara.

THE AGA KHAN MEETS ZANZIBAR'S PRESIDENT - 2001-08-20

Zanzibar: Consideration of the marine and maritime dimensions of Zanzibar's history and culture, broader tourism opportunities and major education projects were among the expanded development initiatives agreed by the Aga Khan, during a three-day visit to Tanzania.

LARGEST COMMERCIAL BANK IN KYRGYZSTAN OPENS BBC MONITORING SERVICE -UNITED KINGDOM: AUG. 30, 2001 - 2001-08-29

Bishkek - : President Askar Akaev today officially inaugurated the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank (KICB). With a fully paid-up share capital of 7m dollars, KICB becomes the country's largest commercial bank.The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), the principal shareholder, will also oversee management which draws on both international expertise and local professionals.

THE AGA KHAN'S HISTORIC SYRIA VISIT - 2001-11-02

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DAMASCUS, Syria: Vice President Abdel Hallim Khaddam received here Sunday Ismaelite Moslems spiritual leader, Prince Kareem Agha Khan. Talks dealt with the importance of studying culture and the Islamic legacy and with boosting coopeartion between peoples of the Islamic World.

Also, the Republic's Mufti Sheikh Ahmad Keftaro received the Prince Agha Khan. Talks during the meeting dealt with the current international situation and tolerance of the Islam religion and Islam call for intimacy and peace between peoples of the world.

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THE AGA KHAN'S HISTORIC SYRIA VISIT - 2001-11-04

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DAMASCUS, Syria: Vice President Abdel Hallim Khaddam received here Sunday Ismaelite Moslems spiritual leader, Prince Kareem Agha Khan. Talks dealt with the importance of studying culture and the Islamic legacy and with boosting coopeartion between peoples of the Islamic World.

Also, the Republic's Mufti Sheikh Ahmad Keftaro received the Prince Agha Khan. Talks during the meeting dealt with the current international situation and tolerance of the Islam religion and Islam call for intimacy and peace between peoples of the world.

MONUMENTAL DISCORD - 2001-08-30

Al-Ahram Weekly Online : Historians and archaeologists are concerned that the Ministry of Culture is guilty of shoddy work in Fatimid Cairo restoration efforts. Nevine El-Aref listens to responses

THE AGA KHAN'S HISTORIC SYRIA VISIT - 2001-11-07

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We have a Gallery for the whole visit. It covers articles, photos and also videos. There are testimonies of people who went to Syria on this occasion and there are also photos of historical Ismaili places in Salamiyah and Masyaf. The Gallery can be visited

NEIGHBOURS WORLDS APART; THE WARM AND GREGARIOUS PEOPLE OF THE HINDU KUSH ARE VASTLY DIFFERENT FROM THETALIBAN. THEY LIVE A LIFE THAT IS 'CLOSER TO THE TRUE MEANING OF THEIR FAITH.' - 2001-11-17

London Free Press : Many accounts from Pakistan tell of violence, political corruption, the oppression of women and the fundamentalist sects of the Muslim religion. Photos show mobs of angry men shouting slogans. But that's only half the story.

THE AGA KHAN'S MILLIONS ARE HELPING IMPROVE PAKISTAN - 2001-11-26

Business Week: Gari Khan is renowned among his neighbors for his moving recitations of the Koran. Regularly, hundreds of fellow Muslims gather to marvel at his performances. Khan, 35, is known for something else, too: His prowess as a beekeeper. Six years ago, he and his wife, Shamin, 28, got loans and technical assistance from the Aga Khan Rural Support Program to raise honeybees.

PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN AND BEGUM INAARA AT CHANTILLY - 2001-06-21

El Aga Khan y la Begum Inaara, en una imagen que refleja el esplendor y la elegancia que rodean al Gran Premio ecuestre de Chantilly (Francia).Text in SpanishiHola! Magazine dated June 21, 2001, page 88 and Point de Vue, Week of June 20-26, 2001, page.79.


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