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Former U.N. agency chief Sadruddin Aga Khan dies - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13

www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L13539514.htm Reuters

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, a former head of the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR and U.N. humanitarian envoy to Afghanistan, has died at age 70, his office said on Tuesday.
Sadruddin was uncle to the current Aga Khan, Karim, who is spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims.

A spokeswoman at his Geneva office confirmed he had died, but declined to give further details.

Swiss news agency ATS reported Sadruddin died in a Boston hospital in the United States on Monday after a long illness.

Fallon thanks Aga Khan after Kalaman win - KALAMAN ADDS TO AGA KHAN'S HAUL - 2004-07-19


Kieren Fallon, fresh from his success on Ouija Board in the Darley Irish Oaks yesterday, added the Group Two Daily Record Scottish Derby to his haul on Kalaman at Ayr yesterday.
However, Fallon was referred to the Jockey Club. A steward saw him using a mobile phone someone had handed him in the parade ring after the race.

The consistent Gateman soon set up a long lead in the 10-furlong test, but the field closed in the straight and Kalaman (5-6) collared him over a furlong out.

Sir Michael Stoute's colt then edged left, causing his rival to be switched right to renew his challenge.

fr.allafrica.com/stories/200312220835.html - NILE HOTEL DIVESTITURE - 2003-12-23

fr.allafrica.com/stories/200312220835.html New Vision

Parliament has approved the speedy divestiture of Nile Hotel International Limited through a 30-year concession to Serena Tourism Promotion Service SA, a subsidiary of Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development.
State minister for privatisation Peter Kasenene appeared tickled on Friday by the positive mood in the House over the divestiture.

He told MPs that when Serena invests US$19m in the hotel, it would be possible to hold a boxing tournament at the conference centre. He said by using switches and electronics rooms could be joined and chairs moved.

Fighting Pakistan's gender gap - FIGHTING PAKISTAN'S GENDER GAP - 2003-06-06

edition.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/asiapcf/south/06/05/world.education.pakistan.girls CNN

Izatullah Baig in the small mountain village of Passu is grateful that his children of both sexes had a good education.
In Pakistan's Northern Areas, the Aga Khan charitable foundation funds schools and academies for both boys and girls, without discrimination.

Here women are lucky. Elsewhere in rural areas like the poor Balochistan province, there is a big gender gap in schools.

France, Pakistan agree to boost economic ties - PRESIDENT PERVEZ MUSHARRAF IN FRANCE - 2003-07-01

President Pervez Musharraf on Thursday held useful discussion with French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin on all matters of international and regional importance. In a cordial and friendly manner, they discussed modalities of implementing the decisions taken on Wednesday during President Musharraf's prolonged meeting with his French counterpart, Jacques Chirac.

Finance Minister hails services of AKRSP - FINANCE MINISTER HAILS SERVICES OF AKRSP - 2003-12-17

/jang.com.pk/thenews/dec2003-daily/16-12-2003/metro/i5.htm THe News International

Finance Minister Shuakat Aziz on Monday lauded the achievements of Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) and pledged the government's firm backing to the initiative.
'The government has recently underwritten the $238 million second tranche to the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, which I am told is a strong supporter of the RSPs and is increasingly becoming a major development partner,' he said, while speaking at the inaugural conference on 'lesions in development - the AKRSP experience,' here.

German minister for reducing poverty - PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT SIGNED - 2004-09-07


German economic minister has said that global stability will only be realised if poverty, hunger and injustice are overcome.
German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Heidemarie Wieczorek Zeul, was speaking at the signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Aga Khan.

A joint press release of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), said Thursday.

Dar grants Aga Khan group enhanced status - DAR GRANTS AGA KHAN GROUP ENHANCED STATUS - 2001-08-17

The Aga Khan yesterday signed an agreement with the government of Tanzania, granting enhanced diplomatic status to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) which manages and co-ordinates the group's social and economic development programmes.The agreement was signed between President Benjamin Mkapa and the Aga Khan at a high profile ceremony at State House Dar es Salaam.
Until yesterday, relations between the parties were governed by a 'co-operation accord' last signed in 1991.
AKDN's new status means the organisation and its staff will enjoy limited diplomatic privileges.

Financial Times Information Limited - Asia Africa Intelligence Wire - INVESTORS SET TO GIVE OVER 30m DOLLARS TO EASTERN TAJIK POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - 2003-01-18


Investors set to give over 30m dollars to eastern Tajik power supply systemKhorugh: Investors, among which are the Aga Khan Foundation, the World Bank and the Swiss government, intend to invest over 30m dollars in the development of the [eastern Tajik] Badakhshon electric power supply system.

Golden dynasty - IS CAIRO PARK A NEW MODEL FOR URBAN RENEWAL? - 2005-03-24


Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the 49th hereditary Imam of the 15 million Nizari Ismailis scattered throughout Asia (particularly India and Pakistan), North and East Africa, the Middle East and the West. The scion of an illustrious and glamorous dynasty, he is one of the most prominent philanthropists in the world.

Darwaz Bridge to strengthen commercial tiesand Tajik-Afghan relations - TAJIKISTAN: AGA KHAN OPENS BANK, COMISSIONS BRIDGE, LAY FOUNDATION FOR UNIVERSITY - 2004-07-06

Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmonov, His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, and Afghanistan's Vice-President Nematullah Shahrani, today inaugurated the Tajik-Afghan Friendship Bridge in Darwaz, which will consolidate permanent overland links between Tajikistan and Afghanistan.Second in a series of bridges to be constructed across the River Panj, the US$500,000 project, undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in collaboration with the two governments, will improve significantly the flow of aid, commerce and trade within Central Asia.

First Ismaili Centre to be built in ME - AGA KHAN ANNONCES FIRST ISMAILI CENTRE IN MIDDLE EAST - 2003-12-13


The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims, announced the first Ismaili Centre to be built in the Middle East. Ismaili Centre, Dubai, when completed, will be comparable in scope and standing to existing major centres in London, Vancouver and Lisbon, one underway in Dushanbe and other in advanced planning stages in Toronto. The foundation ceremony was attended by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Deputy Chairman of Dubai Executive Council and President of Department of Civil Aviation representing Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

Govt committed to uplift of remote areas: Jamali - GOVT COMMITTED TO UPLIFT REMOTE AREAS - 2003-05-04


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali on Saturday said his government was committed to the development of health, education, female literacy and employment in country's remotest areas.


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Tony Blair's wife Cherie made a striking entrance at an Asian awards ceremony by wearing a cream and gold sari complete with a bindi.In Hindu culture the jewelled accessory, worn on the forehead, is meant as a symbol of good fortune and festivity. While it was once considered an indicator of marital status, bindis have become increasingly popular as a style accessory, largely thanks to the likes of Madonna and Victoria Beckham.

Agha Khan confers with Syrian ministers on bilateral cooperation - AGA KHAN MEET THE MUFTI OF ALEPPO - 2004-02-16


Prince Karim Agha Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaelite Moslems, received the Minister of Education Ali Saad in his residence on Sunday evening in Damascus.
Talks during the meeting dealt with the fields of cooperation between Agha Khan Network for Development and the Syrian Education Ministry, particularly the development of education system, the rehabilitation of the relevant personnel, improving education to rise to the level of international level in this field.


Prime Minister Oqil Oqilov of Tajikistan received the head of the Aga Khan Foundation, Prince Amin Aga Khan [son of Karim Aga Khan IV, leader of the world Ismailis], today.During the talks, they mostly touched upon and exchanged views on issues of mutually beneficial cooperation with this foundation in Tajikistan. The prime minister said that the agreements are being implemented which were signed during Prince Karim Al Husayni's official visit to Tajikistan.

City of the future: Cairo's five centuries of rubbish is now a park, thanks to the Aga Khan - CITY OF THE FUTURE - 2004-05-07


This vast landscaping and urban renewal project has also uncovered Saladin's wallsAn enormous rubbish heap in the centre of Cairo, has been turned into a park thanks to the Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim, and it is to be inaugurated this month. He is well known for his interest in the architecture of Islam, and this is an exceptionally ambitious project by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) that has involved also restoring parts of the ancient city walls, the Darb al-Ahmar area in a socially responsible way.

Agha Khan to visit Chitral - CHITRAL - AGA KHAN'S VISIT WELCOMED - 2003-11-30

www.ismaili.net Chitral News

(Chitral 21 Nov 03) H H Prince Karim Agha Khan,the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims and world renowned philanthropist would pay a one day visit to Chitral in the first week of December, it was reliably learned here. It is expected that the Aga khan would announce a mega project for the socio economic uplift of Chitral, possibly assistance in the construction of the Lowari Tunnel.

Begum kommt als Schirmherrin zu Gala gegen Kindesmissbrauch - DIE BEGUM KOMMT ALS SCHIRMHERRIN ZUR GALA GEGEN KINDESMISSBRAUCH - 2003-08-28


Der Ort: dem Anlass angemessen. Das Komitee: hochkar


The fifth triennial symposium is designed to bring the East and West closer together by enhancing the understanding of health care needs and issues facing both worlds. Avenues planned to achieve this goal include:

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