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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.

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.

AFGHANISTAN BRIDGE - 2002-10-23

Relief Web: Construction of the first motor bridge across the Pyanj River, which will connect Tajik and Afghan Badakhshan in the point Tem in Khorog town, is under its way. Its completion is scheduled for 28 of October 2002. Parallel construction of the premises for border guard, custom and veterinary services is being conducted. This operation is financed by MSDSP/AKFand is aimed at facilitating the transportation of humanitarian cargoes and materials to Afghanistan.

INNOVATIVE URBAN REVITALISATION FOR HISTORIC KABUL - 2002-04-26

Kabul, Afghanistan : Aga Khan Cultural Services (Afghanistan), a newly established affiliate of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, will lead the revitalisation of a significant but currently degraded urban area in central Kabul around the historic Timur Shah Mausoleum.

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?

PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN ON THE DESTRUCTION OF BUDDHAS</I> - 2001-03-01

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THE ROYAL ROLE MODEL - 2001-12-01

The Friday Times - If ever there was an Islamic renaissance, it took place in Egypt, ruled over by the Ismaili Fatimid dynasty - Lubna Khan.

PRINCESS SARA, DAUGHTER OF MARK BOYDEN AND PRINCESS ZAHRA AT LONGCHAMPS</I> - 2001-05-16

Point de Vue daté du 16 Mai (page 75) écrit: 'A six mois, Sara, la fille de Mark Boyden et de la princesse Zahra vient d'effectuer sa première sortie officielle'.

THREE Rs443 MILLION PROJECTS FOR KARACHI LAUNCHED - 2001-08-18

Karachi: President Gen Pervez Musharraf on Saturday launched three major projects for Karachi which will be completed within two years at a cost of over Rs443 million... He disclosed that Prince Karim Aga Khan had agreed to launch micro- finance bank in Pakistan so that the poor could get loans to stand on their feet, improve their living and repay the loans in easy instalments.

PROJECT OF FINNISH ARCHITECTS IN AFRICA TO RECEIVE ARCHITECTURE AWARD - 2001-10-31

Helsingin Sanomat (International Edition) : A poultry farming school in Guinea is one of the nine recipients of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture this year. The poultry school was constructed by Indigo, a development cooperation organisation founded by the late Eila Kivekas. The school and its yard were designed by architects Mikko Heikkinen and Markku Komonen


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