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WORLD BANK: WORLD BANK-AGA KHAN FOUNDATION -- EDUCATION FOR ALL - EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES ESSENTIAL TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF POVERTY - 2001-11-07

Brussels, Belgium - World Bank Press Release: Leading international experts, European decision makers, foundations, NGOs and the private sector met in Brussels today for a roundtable discussion on Early Childhood Development (ECD) predominately in developing countries. The meeting was the first ever organised in Europe by the Aga Khan Foundation and the World Bank.

TEXT OF REPORT BY THE TAJIK NEWS AGENCY ASIA-PLUS - 2001-08-31

Dushanbe : Two experts from the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) are in [Tajikistan's] Mountainous Badakhshon Autonomous Region to see for themselves the condition of the Pamir-1 hydroelectric power station, particularly its tunnel, Asia-Plus learnt from an official from the organization, Matthew Scanlon.

FOCUS MOVES TO ASSIST QUAKE VICTIMES - 2002-04-01

The East African (Nairobi). SERIOUS CHALLENGES continue to face outlying populations of quake-hit Nahrin District in Afghanistan as aid agencies consider downscaling relief efforts around Nahrin City. Inaccessible populations, landmines, water and sanitation, and changing weather remain major problems.

AGA KHAN AND KARZAI SIGN AGREEMENT IN KABUL - 2002-03-23

Kabul, Afghanistan - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and Mr. Hamid Karzai, Chairman of the Interim Authority of the Government of Afghanistan today signed an Agreement of Cooperation for Development that establishes an operating framework for the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Afghanistan.

THE AGA KHAN ADDRESSED THE PRESIDENTS OF OVER 100 UNIVERSITIES</I> - 2001-04-22

Washington - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, addressed the presidents of over 100 leading public and private research universities from around the world at the International Convocation of the American Association of Universities on these issues, expressing the hope that he could 'convince institutions in both the developing and industrialised world to come together to work on common problems, opportunities and responsibilities.'

THE AGA KHAN COMMENTS ON TRENDS IN BREEDING INDUSTRY - 2001-01-09

A sell-out Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Awards' Dinner heard the Aga Khan, the Guest Of Honor, expound on his breeding philosophy and then present the 13 awards for excellence in British Thoroughbred Breeding. The Aga Khan had a very successful 2000, headlined by Sinndar winning the Vodafone Derby, the Budweiser Irish Derby and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and Kalanisi capturing the Dubai Champion Stakes and the Breeders' Cup Turf. Sir Michael Oswald, the TBA President, presented the Aga Khan with a silver salver to mark the achievements of 2000.

LA COPA AMERICA DE VELA - 2001-08-23

Cowes: Don Juan Carlos y el Aga Khan en el 150 aniversario de la Copa América de Vela. Le bal du Jubilée de l'America's Cup avait lieu à Cowes, à Osborne House.

THE AGA KHAN HAS ANNOUNCED A CONTRIBUTION OF US $500,000 TOWARDS QUAKE RELIEF IN GUJARAT - 2001-01-29

Times of India (01/29/2001) - MUMBAI: The Aga Khan has announced a contribution of US $500,000 towards quake relief in Gujarat. This is in addition to food, medicines, tents and manpower that has already been mobilised by Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), an international emergency response agency associated with the Aga Khan development network. Medical personnel from the Aga Khan health services as well as volunteers from Ahmedabad and Sidhpur in Gujarat and from Mumbai are en route to the worst hit areas.

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.

THE ART: BRIGHT STARTS IN THE EAST THE AGA KHAN AWARDS... - 2001-10-25

The Independent- United Kingdom; The Arts: Bright stars in the East The Aga Khan awards were set up in 1977 to stimulate appreciation of Islamic architecture. But their influence today, argues Jay Merrick, now goes far beyond mere bricks and mortar. 'Some may think architecture in Muslim countries an irrelevance to the West. What do its vernaculars, or copycat internationalism, have to do with us?

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