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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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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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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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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

East Africa: Speaker, Aga Khan Regional Representative Hold Talks 2014-08-06

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allAfrica.com

East African Community (Nairobi)

6 August 2014

East Africa: Speaker, Aga Khan Regional Representative Hold Talks

press release

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.

His Highness the Aga Khan's address at the Aiglon College Graduation Ceremony (Chesières, Switzerland)

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Distinguished guests,

Thanks you Mr. McDonald for your very kind words, and for protecting me from eggs and tomatoes for having studied at Le Rose.

Let me say what an honour and pleasure it is to share this important day with this graduating class, with your faculty, your parents, your alumni. I congratulate you most warmly for all your successes, not only in your academic endeavours but also in the many fields where you have demonstrated exceptional talent. In music and art, in drama and sports, and in so many other areas of endeavour.

His Highness the Aga Khan's address at the Aiglon College Graduation Ceremony (Chesières, Switzerland)

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Distinguished guests,

Thanks you Mr. McDonald for your very kind words, and for protecting me from eggs and tomatoes for having studied at Le Rose.

Let me say what an honour and pleasure it is to share this important day with this graduating class, with your faculty, your parents, your alumni. I congratulate you most warmly for all your successes, not only in your academic endeavours but also in the many fields where you have demonstrated exceptional talent. In music and art, in drama and sports, and in so many other areas of endeavour.

Aga Khan, l’imam philanthrope 2014-06-12

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Le Parisien

Below is the Google English translation)

Gilles Maarek / Gaetane Morin: How faithful are you planning in France and in the world?
His Highness the Aga Khan: Some 5,000 Ismailis live in France after fleeing domestic unrest in their countries of origin.
Worldwide, there are about 15 million. Our structure radiates worldwide. It is governed by a Constitution, which adapts to local laws.
Imam that I was responsible to interpret Islam and to ensure the quality of life of those who refer to me.
GM/GM: How do you do?

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at Massey Hall, Toronto 2014-02-28

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Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada

February 28, 2014

Thank you Prime Minister for those most generous and gracious words.

Thank you also for the unique honour in asking me to address your Parliament yesterday. It was a moving day for me because I was talking to one of the most important partners that we have in any part of the world. (applause)

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

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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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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
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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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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.

Video of Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs at Brown University

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http://www.ismaili.net/html/

Video is now available here:

: http://www.youtube.com/embed/vSvXca3OiZo

His Highness the Aga Khan will deliver a Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs at Brown University on Monday, March 10, 2014, at 5 p.m. His lecture will be given as part of Brown’s 250th anniversary celebration and will be carried live on the Brown website.

Speech by Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the Launch of the Oncology Programme of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam 2014-01-27

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akdn.org

Honourable Minister of Health and Social Welfare,
Dr. Seif Rashid,
His Excellency Marcel Escure,
Ambassador of France in Tanzania,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please allow me first and foremost to welcome you all on this lovely day to the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam. We are truly grateful for your presence in what is a very important and exciting day in the life of this institution.

Memorial Lecture on International Affairs Featuring His Highness Karim Aga Khan IV 2014-03-10

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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

President Paxson,
Ogden Family representatives,
Brown University Faculty, Students and Alumni,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

Thank you very much, Madame President, for your very kind introduction. It is a great honour for me to give the Ogden Lecture, to be included in the distinguished company of past Ogden Lecturers, and to pay tribute to the memory of Stephen Ogden.

Interview with Globe and Mail 2014-02-28

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Globe and Mail Toronto

[Aga Khan: ‘Without a doubt, I am seriously worried’ about the world

John Stackhouse

Toronto — The Globe and Mail

Published Saturday, Mar. 01 2014, 12:06 AM EST

Last updated Saturday, Mar. 01 2014, 12:08 AM EST

The Aga Khan, spiritual leader to the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims and an honorary Canadian, visited Canada this week to speak to a rare joint session of Parliament, and inspect the new Ismaili centre in Toronto, due to open this summer. He also sat down with The Globe and Mail’s Editor-in-Chief John Stackhouse for an hour on Friday.

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