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Interview of H.H. The Aga Khan by Rajiv Mehrotra of DD TV - ALL SET FOR AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE - 2004-11-27

RM: Your Highness, you are an inspiration to millions of Muslims around the world. We have traditionally associated religious leaders with austerity, with denials in a sense. You embody a fullness of life. What is the world view that circumscribes your work as an Imam?

Ismaeli leader dies - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13

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news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3025965.stm BBC NEWS - World Edition

A prominent member of the Ismaeli Muslim community, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, has died, aged 70.
A long-serving United Nations official and the uncle of the spiritual leader of Ismaeli Muslims, Karim Aga Khan IV, he passed away at a hospital in Boston after a lengthy illness.

The Harvard-educated Prince Sadruddin was named the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in 1965 at the age of 33, making him the youngest person to hold the post.

Ismailis empower women - AGA KHAN HELPED BREAK PAK-INDIA IMPASSE - 2003-05-03

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www.indolink.com/News/International/news_050403-000701.php

Islamabad, May 4 (NNN) : It was the spiritual leader of the Ismaili community in Pakistan, Prince Karim Aga Khan, who led the backdoor diplomatic efforts to break the Indo-Pak impasse, according to newspaper reports here.
At least two knowledgeable ruling politicians and a few senior Pakistani officials are crediting intense background efforts of Aga Khan for the diplomatic breakthrough between Islamabad and New Delhi that in the past few days again ignited hope of a durable peace.

Ismailis flock to see Aga Khan - AGA KHAN SPEAKS TO THOUSANDS IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER - 2005-06-10

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North Shore News

UP to 1,000 Ismaili Muslims who live on the North Shore were preparing to meet their spiritual leader today, as the Aga Khan - Prince Karim Aga Khan IV - makes a rare visit to meet with followers in Vancouver.
North Vancouver resident Farrah Jinha-Devji is just one of many local Ismailis who planned to take the SeaBus over to the spiritual meeting that will happen at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre this morning.

Greener pastures - CROWDED CAIRO GETS ITS OWN VISION OF CENTRAL PARK - 2005-03-25

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weekly.ahram.org.eg/2005/736/eg8.htm

The Al-Azhar Park has risen through the Cairo smog 20 years after being given the green light, Nevine El-Aref reportsMrs Mubarak and Aga Khan at the official opening of Al-Azhar Park
Spreading over a hill in the heart of Islamic Cairo, the new Al-Azhar Park offers 15 million Cairenes, as well as tourists, some much needed leisure and recreational space with magnificent views of historic Cairo's countless architectural treasures.

H.H. The Aga Khan arrives in Mali - H.H THE AGA KHAN ARRIVES IN WESTERN AFRICA FOR AN EXTENSIVE TRIP - 2005-07-30

The Aga Khan arrived at the Mali Airport at 4:10 this Saturday afternoon. He had a meeting with the main partner of the IPS group in Mali mr. Baboye Thiam at the Sofitel Hotel. The Aga Khan subsequently met the President of Mali.On Sunday, July 31st, The Aga Khan will be flying to Mopti with the AKDN delegation and other dignitaries. A visit to Sangha is scheduled as well as the Mosque that has been restored. Sunday evening H.H the Aga Khan is invited for dinner at the official residence of the President in Koulouba.

Jacques de Larosiere Lecture focuses on new approaches to address poverty - FOCUS MOBILISES FOR TSUNAMI DISASTER RELIEF - 2005-01-10

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www.akdn.org

Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), an agency affiliated with the Aga Khan Development Network, has mobilised staff, volunteers and resources to provide humanitarian aid in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.

HAF Commends Aga Khan for Commitment to Pluralism - GLOBAL CENTER OF PLURALISM IN OTTAWA, CANADA - 2005-04-18

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www.hinduamericanfoundation.org First Ismaili Electronic Library and Database

The Hindu American Foundation wrote a letter to His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim community, commending him for his recent $40 million investment for the establishment of the Global Centre for Pluralism in Canada.
April 30, 2005

To His Highness the Aga Khan,

Jagmohan visits Taj, but skips heritage corridor - INDIAN TREASURE RESTORED - 2003-06-21

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www.asianage.com Asian Age

Union tourism and culture minister Jagmohan spent almost the whole of Sunday touring Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal to get a first-hand feel for problems relating to their upkeep, but he skipped visiting the work site of the controversial heritage corridor project linking the two. The minister had similarly gone on an inspection trip of Delhi's Humayun's Tomb and Qutab Minar some weeks ago. During the visit, he announced an additional Rs 1-crore grant for the upkeep of the Taj Mahal.

Die Begum und die gute Tat - Die Begum und die gute Tat Inaara Aga Khan l

Gemeinsam beantworten Homayra Sellier (l.), Begum InaaraAga Khan (m.) und Verlegerin Friede Springer
Fragen zur Wohlt

First stone of Aga Khan-backed university laid in Tajik east - TAJIKISTAN: AGA KHAN OPENS BANK, COMISSIONS BRIDGE, LAY FOUNDATION FOR UNIVERSITY - 2004-07-06

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Tajik Television first channel

The foundation stone of the Central Asian University campus has been laid in the eastern Tajik town of Khorugh, Tajik television reported on 6 July.It said President Emomali Rahmonov and his entourage (presumably including the visiting world Ismailis leader Prince Aga Khan IV) had attended a ceremony to lay the foundation stone of the university campus, and that Emomali Rahmonov had laid the first stone for the campus.
Aga Khan leader has granted 5m dollars to a donor fund, which he himself has set up, for the construction of the university.

Don't confuse terrorism with Islam, Kyrgyz president urges - KYRGYSTAN AND AGA-KHAN FUND SIGNED AGREEMENT ON COOPERATION - 2001-09-25

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BBC Monitoring Service

Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev has spoken of the need to differentiate between the notions of Islam and terrorism.
He said that terrorist actions have nothing to do with the sacred religion of Islam: 'They only use Islam as a cover. These acts of terrorism contradict the spirit of sacred Islam, since it is based on humanism,' Akayev said during a meeting with Prince Karim Aga Khan IV. He linked this with the work of the Aga Khan Foundation, which demonstrates the principles of good and peace.

Five-star hotel opens in Kabul - AFGHANISTAN OPENS LUXURIOUS SERENA HOTEL - 2005-11-08

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www.newkerala.com/news.php?action=fullnews&id=49902

Afghan President Hamid Karzai inaugurated the five-star Serena Hotel here Tuesday, saying that after 30 years of armed conflict the country could boast of a hotel that could provide the best hospitality.
The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) spent more than $30 million and two and a half years to rebuild and upgrade the former Kabul hotel originally built in 1945 and badly damaged in the 1990s.

EC okays 20m euro grant for AKF - EC OKAYS 20m EURO GRANT FOR AKF - 2003-05-06

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jang.com.pk/thenews/may2003-daily/06-05-2003/metro/i2.htm

The European Commission (EC) has approved 20 million euros (approximately Rs 1.28 billion) grant for Pakistan's educational development, to be undertaken by Aga Khan Foundation Pakistan (AKFP) over the next five years.
The grant aims at improving access, quality and sustainability of education for in-school and out-of-school children, with increased gender equity and the participation of communities in the Northern Areas and Chitral (NAC).

FOCUS HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE - FOCUS HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE - 2003-07-02

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www.akdn.org

Girls' High School in Afghanistan is First with Information Technology Kabul, Afghanistan, 2nd July, 2003 - Tajwar Sultana School, a girls' high school formerly on a frontline in Kabul, today became the first educational institution in the country with state-of-the-art computing facilities, including multimedia and internet access.

Education has not kept pace with globalisation - MONUMENTAL MAGIC AT AGA KHAN AWARDS - 2004-11-28

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epaperarchive.timesofindia.com/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=Q0FQLzIwMDQvMTEvMjcjQXIwMDIwMA==&Mode=HTML&Locale=english-skin-custom Times Of India Delhi

Religious leadership has always been linked with high finance. Uniquely, the institution of the Aga Khan has come to carry the ultimate lifestyle label as well. The triple burden sits lightly on the sharply cut shoulder pads of the present incumbent, revered by his 15 million followers in 25 countries as the 49th direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. Anointed at 20, Prince Karim, now 68, has steered clear of both fundamentalism and the flashy life which killed his father, Prince Aly Khan.

Focus Humanitarian Assistance Mobilises Support - AGA KHAN EXPRESSES SYMPATHY AND ANNOUCES SUPPORT FOR RELIEF ASSISTANCE FOR THOUSANDS AFFECTED BY ASIA EARTHQUAKE - 2005-10-10

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www.akdn.org/news/20051014.html

Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), an agency affiliated with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), has mobilised specialised staff, volunteers and resources in response to the widespread destruction following the earthquake which struck several parts of Pakistan.

ENCOUNTER OF E.RAKHMONOVA With PRINCE OF AGAKHAN THE IV - TAJIKISTAN: AGA KHAN OPENS BANK, COMISSIONS BRIDGE, LAY FOUNDATION FOR UNIVERSITY - 2004-07-06

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khovar.tojikiston.com/index.php?CatID=0&id=4472

the President of Tadzhikistan Emomali rakhmonov accepted prince shokh karim Agakhan IV. In the friendly and sincere situation were examined series of questions, connected with the collaboration the governments of republic Tadzhikistan with the fund For agakhan. 'our two-way communications, noted the President of Tadzhikistan Emomali Of rakhmonov, are very fruitful. In particular discovery is bridge between the republic Tadzhikistan the state Afghanistan, strengthen the economic relationships of the countries of region and are the important basic factor of interrelations '.

Focus' Moves to Assist Quake Victims - <i>FOCUS MOVES TO ASSIST QUAKE VICTIMES - 2002-04-01

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allafrica.com/stories/200204010211.html 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.


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