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The Aga Khan deplores devastation in Syria, Calls for Islands of Stability 2016-02-04

H.H. The Aga Khan speaking at the supportSyria Conference 2016-02-04
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akdn.org

London, United Kingdom, 4 February 2016 - His Highness the Aga Khan today called for the establishment of ‘islands of stability’ in war-ravaged Syria that could provide areas of relative safety in the midst of conflict.

“We seek to create ‘islands of stability’, where there is public consensus, in the face of war. It is my conviction that ‘islands of stability’ can be replicated wherever security permits. Investing in them will help to prevent displacement of people and anchor communities that would otherwise flee as refugees,” he said.

Statement by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference 2016-02-04

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Source: 
akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Co-hosts of the Conference on Supporting Syria and the Region,

Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen,

I thank the co-hosts for organising this much needed initiative to deepen the understanding of, and garner international support for the peoples of Syria, Alongside all those present here today, I am deeply distressed over the indiscriminate and widespread devastation of life and property, including that of irreplaceable cultural assets which are the manifestation of Syria’s stunningly rich pluralistic history.

As my father said, “You can look at the horse in human life — in agriculture, in war, or as a vehicle of exploration — for hundr

As my father said, “You can look at the horse in human life — in agriculture, in war, or as a vehicle of exploration — for hundreds of years. When you think about it, the horse is one of the most extraordinary phenomena we have.”

Prophet Muhammad had two sons - al- Qasim and Abdullah both of died at a very early age

Prophet Muhammad had two sons - al- Qasim and Abdullah both of died at a very early age

The sum of the numerical values of the letters comprised in the name of the fortress of Almut in the language of the Persian pro

The sum of the numerical values of the letters comprised in the name of the fortress of Almut in the language of the Persian province add up to the year of acquisition by Hasan bin Sabbah (A.H. 483) i.e 1+30+5+1+40+6+400

Princess Zahra Aga Khan's speech to the Asian Racing Conference 2015-01-26

Princess Zahra delivers keynote address at Asian Racing Conference in Mumbai
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agakhanstuds.com

Tuesday 26 January 2016

Princess Zahra Aga Khan gave the keynote of the Opening Ceremony of the 36th Asian Racing Conference in Mumbai.

In the late 19th century my great-great-great grandfather was racing horses all over undivided India. He had brought his stock from Persia, where the family had been breeding horses for many generations.

Included in those horses in the late 19th century, were Shere Ali, who won the Arab Derby in 1869, Khusroo who won the Winner’s Handicap in 1870, and Maharaj, who won loads of stuff including the Governor’s Cup and the Derby in 1872.

Aga Khan Foundation pulls out support for Zanzibar Government 2012-04-03

Forodhani Park, Zanzibar
Source: 
eTN Global Travel Industry News

Zanzibar gets new Tourism Minister
Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania Apr 03, 2012

(eTN) – The spice and tourist island of Zanzibar has got a new Tourism Minister after a cabinent reshuffle announced Tuesday by the isle’s President, Ali Mohammed Shein.

Mr. Said Ali Mbarouk has been appointed the Minister responsible for tourism, information, culture, and sports, taking over from Mr. Abillah Jihad Hassan, who held this ministeral portfolio for the past two years.


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