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Prince Karim Aga Khan hails former president Hamid Karzai 2014-09-29

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Source: 
Khaama Press Afghanistan

Prince Karim Aga Khan, leader of the Ismaili Muslims hailed the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai for his efforts in reconstruction of Afghanistan.

The President Palace media office following a statement said Prince Karim Aga Khan met with the former president Hamid Karzai on Monday.

Prince Aga Khan was among the several foreign dinitaries who attended the presidential inauguration which was the first peaceful transition of power in the history of Afghanistan.

THE ISMAILI CENTRE, TORONTO FACT SHEET 2019-09-12

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The Site: The Ismaili Centre Toronto shares a site with the Aga Khan Museum. The two buildings are united by a 6.8 hectare park.
The Park: The Park incorporates a formal garden with five reflecting pools inspired by the traditional “char-bagh”, walking trails, and components suited to seasonal changes throughout the year.
Architect: Charles Correa and Associates (India)
Architect of Record: Moriyama and Teshima (Canada)
Landscape Architect: Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture (Lebanon)
Contractor: Carillion Construction Inc.
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Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam 2014-09-12

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Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam
At the Opening Ceremony of
The Ismaili Centre, Toronto
Friday, 12 September 2014

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Prime Minister Harper,

Words fail me — and that’s not often the case — but words fail me to thank you enough for your most gracious and warm comments on this occasion.

This is indeed a magnificent day.

It is not so often that we have an opportunity of this sort -- to come together in a beautiful setting, in a wonderful spirit of friendship, and to dedicate such a splendid architectural accomplishment.

Prince Amyn celebrates 77th birthday at 77 Wynford Drive Toronto 2014-09-12

Hazar Imam with Prince Amyn Mohammed

Prince Amyn, brother of His Highness the Aga Khan, celebrated his 77th birthday at the Opening of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto which is coincidentally located at 77 Wynford Drive in the Don Mills area of Toronto. Prince Amyn played a major role in the building of the Aga Khan Museum. His Highness the Aga Khan recognized this role in the these words at the Opening Ceremony - "And, of course, it is with deepest admiration that I thank the person whose guiding hand has been so important at every stage of this project: a member of my family, my brother, Prince Amyn Aga Khan."

Aga Khan Museum will prove to be of historic significance: Siddiqui 2014-09-10

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Source: 
thestar.com Opinion / Commentary

By: Haroon Siddiqui Columnist, Published on Wed Sep 10 2014

The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which will be inaugurated on Sept. 12, 2014, is an architectural jewel inspired by great Islamic structures, writes Haroon Siddiqui.

The $300 million Aga Khan Museum on Wynford Dr. — highly visible from the Don Valley Parkway — is more than a stunning architectural and cultural addition to Toronto.

H.H. The Aga Khan arrives in Toronto, Canada for Museum Opening 2014-09-10

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2014, September 10:Toronto, Canada - H.H. The Aga Khan landed in Toronto this afternoon accompanied by his brother Prince Amyn. H.H. The Aga Khan was received at his landing by the Honourable Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

The Aga Khan's New Islamic Treasure Trove 2014-09-04

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Source: 
Wall Street Journal

Toronto's New Aga Khan Museum

Toronto's Aga Khan Museum will give visitors a permanent spot to see one of the top private collections of Islamic art anywhere. © 2014 The Aga Khan Museum/Tom Arban (photo)

Toronto

Plenty of museums around the world collect Islamic art—from ornate Persian carpets to Mughal miniature paintings—but there's never been a museum in North America focused solely on exhibiting these pieces, until now.

Aga Khan Trust for Culture restores the historic Citadel in Herat 2014-07-12

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Khaama Press Afghanistan

An insight into the restoration project of one of Afghanistan’s most impressive historic sites: the Herat Citadel – dating back to Alexander the Great.

This story discusses the importance of Afghanistan’s historic sites and the restoration work being commenced by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Afghanistan.

Tanzania: Aga Khan Development Network to Invest U.S. $1 Billion (Sh1.6 Trillion)in Expansion Plans for Tanzania 2014-08-19

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Source: 
allAfrica.com, Tanzania

THE recent visit by His Highness the Aga Khan has opened up Tanzania to greater investments in the economic and social development of the country.

The current Aga Khan, who has been a friend of Tanzania since before independence is a keen follower and partner in the socio-economic development of mostly underdeveloped or developing nations, especially in Africa and Asia. Shah Karim's love for Tanzania has amply been proved by his frequent visits to the country having also attended the Independence celebrations of Tanganyika in 1961.

Aga Khan Museum announces September opening date which coincides with birthday of Princess Zahra 2014-08-18

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Source: 
theismaili.org

Aga Khan Museum announces September opening date

The Aga Khan Museum’s exceptional collection of over 1 000 objects will be complemented by a vibrant performing arts programme. Photo: Tom Arban
The Aga Khan Museum’s exceptional collection of over 1 000 objects will be complemented by a vibrant performing arts programme. Photo: Tom Arban

Hazar Imam arrives in DaresSalaam 2014-08-02

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Hazar Imama arrived in Dar es salaam, Tanzania on 2nd August for the hospital opening and
then will go Arusha for the Aga Khan university development

Princess Zahra reviews redevelopment of Prince Aly Khan Hospital in Mumbai 2014-06-03

School children greet Princess Zahra at the Aga Khan School, Dhaka. Photo: Saad Bin Hossain
Source: 
theismaili.org

Princess Zahra visited India and Bangladesh in June to review progress in the redevelopment of Prince Aly Khan Hospital and the surrounding Aga Hall estate, and to take part in celebrating the silver jubilee of the Aga Khan School in Dhaka.

Aga Khan at Child Care Summit in Toronto, Canada 28-30 May 2014 2014-04-28

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Source: 
stephenharper.ca

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:15 pm Post subject: Aga Khan at Child Care Summit in Toronto 28-30 May 2014

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Prime Minister Harperwill host a Global Summit on maternal, newborn and child health in
Toronto.

Saving Every Woman Every Child: Within Arm’s Reach

Toronto, Ontario

28 April 2014

2013 NORTH-SOUTH PRIZE OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE 2014-05-06

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Source: 
North-South Centre - European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity

The North-South Prize has been awarded every year since 1995 to two candidates who have stood out for their exceptional commitment to promoting North-South solidarity.
The candidates, preferably a man and a woman, must have distinguished themselves in the following areas: protection of human rights, defense of pluralist democracy, public awareness raising on issues of global interdependence and solidarity, and strengthening the North-South partnership.

The winners of the 2013 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe are Susanne Jabbour and His Highness the Aga Khan

Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre a dramatic intrusion of elegance: Hume 2014-03-24

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and His Highness the Aga Khan unveil a plaque commemorating the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili
Source: 
thestar.com

It isn’t every day, or decade, that the city gets a beautiful new museum, not just paid for and fully stocked, but located in a part of town where architectural excellence is rare.
Toronto’s next important cultural institution, the Aga Khan Museum, and the Ismaili Centre next door will open this fall on Wynford Dr. near Eglinton Ave. and the Don Valley Parkway. The two stone-clad structures sit in a formal Islamic garden adapted to one of the most visible sites in Toronto, a 6.8-hectare high point known to countless commuters.

International preview of Aga Khan Museum held in Dubai 2014-03-18

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Source: 
gulfnews.com

Dubai: North America’s sole museum dedicated to Islamic arts and cultures — the Aga Khan Museum — held its first international preview at the Ismaili Centre Dubai on Tuesday.
Located in Toronto, Canada, the Aga Khan Museum showcases a collection of more than 1,000 artefacts and artworks — in ceramic, metalwork, ivory, stone and wood, as well as textiles and carpets, among others — that span more than 1,000 years. The collection presents an overview of the artistry of Muslim societies from Spain to China.

The Aga Khan: the singular appeal of a pluralist

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Source: 
The Globe and Mail

This week, the Aga Khan will be in Ottawa to address a joint session of Parliament, a signal honour reserved for a handful of extraordinary people who have a special relationship with Canada.

It is not hard to understand why this country is special to the Aga Khan, who for more than 50 years has been the spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims. Shocked in 1972 when Uganda suddenly expelled anyone of Asian descent, including thousands of Ismailis, he turned to Pierre Elliott Trudeau in his search for a haven.

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PM to welcome His Highness the Aga Khan to Canada

Source: 
Office of Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that His Highness the Aga Khan will make an official visit to Canada later this month. During his visit, the Aga Khan will meet with Prime Minister Harper, who has invited him to deliver an historic address to Parliament.

Serena chain takes over the Movenpick Royal Palm Hotel in Dar es Salaam 2011-12-02

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Source: 
TN Global Travel Industry News

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania | Dec 02, 2011
TANZANIA (eTN) - East Africa’s leading tourist hotel chain, Serena Hotels, has officially taken over Tanzania’s biggest hotel, the Movenpick Royal Palm Hotel, in the Indian Ocean city of Dar es Salaam.

Previously managed by Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, the Movenpick Royal Palm Hotel has been rebranded to the Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel effective December 1, 2011 with a new management team.

Aga Khan Attends Inauguration of Kyrgyz President, Discusses Development Activities 2011-12-02

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Source: 
akdn.org

Bishkek, 2 December 2011 -- His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, arrived in Bishkek yesterday to attend the inauguration of the President-elect of the Kyrgyz Republic, Almazbek Atambaev.

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