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The Aga Khan interviewed on Syrian Television - 2008-09-07

2008, September 7: The Syrian Satellite TV showed a 30-minute interview with Mawlana Hazar Imam on Sunday 7th September 2008 at 13:40 GMT. The Syrian TV is available on these satellites: Hot bird: frequency: 12380 27500 3/4 (V) / Arab sat: frequency: 12054 27500 3/4 (V) / Nile sat: frequency:11823 27500 3/4 (V) / The interview was recorded during Hazar Imam's visit to Syria last month. Click here for full Interview!

SECRETS OF ASSASSINS' FORT UNEARTHED IN SYRIA - 2007-07-13

2007, July 13: The restoration project, completed during the last year, has revealed much about the history of Ismailis in Syria while also saving parts of the castle from collapse. [Science American]

Cooperation between Syria and the AKDN - 2009-04-30

Aleppo, (SANA)-Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otri discussed Thursday with Prince Rahim Aga Khan cooperation between the Syrian go

2009, April 30: Aleppo, Syria: (SANA)-Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Ottri discussed Thursday with Prince Rahim Karem Agha Khan cooperation between the Syrian government and Agha Khan Development Network, and the importance of its developmental and social projects in Syria. Both sides reviewed the situation and stages of the projects being implemented by the Network in Aleppo and their positive impact on boosting social and tourist development in the Syrian second city.

H.H. The Aga Khan arrives in Syria - 2008-08-24

His Highness the Aga Khan greeting leaders of the Ismaili Community and the AKDN in Syria, upon his arrival at Damascus Airport.

2008, August 24th to 29th: H.H. The Aga Khan arrives in Syria, August 2008, and is received at Damascus International Airport by Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Abdullah al-Dardari, Minister of Tourism Dr. Saadullah Agha al-Qala'a and Resident Representative of AKDN in Syria Mohammad Mufdi Seifo. Dozens and dozens of buses are arriving in Salamieh from Iran to participate in the celebrations of Golden Jubilee.

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Descending the steps of the citadel, a 13th-century fortress in Aleppo, Syria.

Source: 
Bryan Denton, New York Times

Aleppo, Syria, to Undergo Historical Restoration - 2010-04-19

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Source: 
New York Times - intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/19/aleppo-syria-to-undergo-historical-restoration/

In this ancient fortress city in northern Syria, one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited settlements, an ambitious restoration project is near completion in the Old City. Bloomberg is reporting that a master plan for development has been laid out for the next 15 years.

The most spectacular renewal is the Citadel castle: Workers cleared its deep moat, cleaned its formidable walls and removed tons of rubble. The work is backed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, whose goal is to revitalize run-down communities and monuments.

Aleppo, Syria, to Undergo Historical Restoration - 2010-04-19

Aleppo-2008

In this ancient fortress city in northern Syria, one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited settlements, an ambitious restoration project is near completion in the Old City. Bloomberg is reporting that a master plan for development has been laid out for the next 15 years.

The most spectacular renewal is the Citadel castle: Workers cleared its deep moat, cleaned its formidable walls and removed tons of rubble. The work is backed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, whose goal is to revitalize run-down communities and monuments.

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The citadel at Aleppo, Syria, sits in this undated handout photograph released to the media on April 15, 2010

Source: 
Aleppo Chamber of Commerce via Bloomberg

Aga Khan Helps Ravaged Syrian City Aleppo Regain Ancient Glory - 2010-04-16

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Source: 
www.bloomberg.com

April 16 (Bloomberg) -- It’s hard to know which of history’s episodes was worse for Aleppo, an ancient fortress city in Syria’s north. Perhaps it was in the year 1400, when Tamerlane, the invading Mongol-Turkic chieftain, piled thousands of skulls at the town gates to persuade inhabitants to give up.

Or maybe the earthquake of 1136 that killed tens of thousands of inhabitants, or the massacre of Muslims by more Mongol invaders in 1260 or the 19th-century assaults by cholera and plague.

Syria development projects atop Aga Khan's agenda - 2004-02-18

The Aga Khan yesterday concluded a three-day official visit to Syria during which he had meetings with President Bashar al-Assad and a series of discussions with Ministers on key development priorities for the country.The Aga Khan's discussions with President Al-Assad touched on a range of issues but focused on specific areas in which institutions of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) could expand its activities.'Our very fruitful discussions, ' said the Aga Khan, 'will now enable us to concentrate resources where the AKDN's experience can address priority needs identified in co-operation

Prince Agha Khan / mufti d'Alep - 2004-02-16

Source: 
www.sana.org/French/Titres/16-2/prince_agha_khan.htm

Le Prince Karim Agha Khan, guide spirituel des musulmans ismaïliens, a reçu aujourd'hui à sa résidence cheikh Ahmad Hassoun, mufti d'Alep.
L'entretien a porté sur l'importance de l'unité de l'action islamique et du raffermissement des liens de coopération avec l'établissement /Agha Khan/ dans tous les domaines.
Le Prince Agha Khan a affirmé la disposition de son établissement à élargir la coopération avec les établissements culturels, sanitaires et intellectuels en Syrie.

Aleppo Governor Meets Agha Khan - 2004-10-31

Source: 
www.sana.org/english/headlines/31-10/aleppo_governor_meets_agha_khan.htm www.sana.org/French/Titres/31.10/maire_d'Alep%20-%20rencontre.htm

Aleppo?s Governor Ossama Adi on Sunday conferred with Emir Rahem Agha Khan, Member of the Economic Committee at Agha Khan Foundation for Development, on cooperation areas with Agha Khan Foundation in the fields of tourism, culture and preserving human heritage.During the meeting, Governor Adi talked about the projects being implemented in cooperation with the Foundation in Aleppo?s old city to rehabilitate and enhance it through offering small loans to families, in addition to the works of restoration in Aleppo?s famous Citadel.

Prince Amin Aga Khan arrives in Damascus - 2004-04-28

Source: 
www.sana-syria.com/The%20Arabic/headlines/28.4/amen%20han.htm

Prince Amin Aga Khan, brother of His Highness prince Karim Aga Khan the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, has just arrived in Damascus, Syria in a two-day visit to discuss with officials the development programs which the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is doing in Syria.
He was received at Damascus International Airport by the governor of Damascus Dr M. B. Almufti.

Agha Khan - Aleppo Mufti - 2004-02-16

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Source: 
www.sana.org/english/headlines/16-2/agha_khan.htm

The Ismaelite Moslems Spiritual Leader, Prince Karim Agha Khan received here on Monday Aleppo Mufti, Sheikh Ahmad Hassoun. Talks during the meeting dealt with the importance of unity of the Islamic work and with strengthening relations of cooperation with Agha Khan foundation in all fields. The Prince stressed his foundation readiness to widen the base of cooperation with cultural, intellectual and healthy establishments in Syria. Ghossoun /
Al-Abrash/ Meeting
Damascus, Feb. 16 (SANA)

Agha Khan Departure - 2004-02-16

Source: 
www.sana.org/english/headlines/16-2/agha_khan1.htm

The Spiritual Leader of the Ismaelite Muslims Emir Kareem Agha Khan left Damascus after a three-day visit to Syria.He was seen off at Damascus International Airport by Health Minister Mohammed Iyad al-Shatti and Representative of the Agha Khan network for Development in Syria Mohammed Saifo.

ALEPPO, Syria- Prince Kareem Agha Khan Visit - THE AGA KHAN'S HISTORIC SYRIA VISIT - 2001-11-07

The Spiritual Leader of the world's Ismaili Muslims, Prince Kareem Agha Khan visited today the archaeological Aleppo castle and Qensrin archaeological door.
The Prince toured in the castle and listened to an elaborated explanation about history of the castle, the historical events which the castle passed through and restoration of the castle.

In a statement to SANA correspondent, the Prince asserted that selection of Aleppo for distributing the price of Agha Khan for the Islamic building is for its distinguished historical position.

<b>November 3, 2001</b>: DAMASCUS, Syria - Mohammad Moustapha Miro / Agha Khan - THE AGA KHAN'S HISTORIC SYRIA VISIT - 2001-11-04

M.Mohammad Moustapha Miro, président du Conseil des ministres, a reçu aujourd'hui l'Emir Karim Agha Khan, guide spirituel des Musulmans ismaélites, et la délégation qui l'accompagne.
L'entretien a porté sur les moyens de consolider la coopération entre les institutions gouvernementales syriennes et l'institution Agha Khan pour l'exécution dans le pays des projets de développement et d'investissement dans les domaines culturel, sanitaire, d'enseignement et de développement rural.

SANA - AGA KHAN IN DAMASCUS - 2004-02-15

H.H. The Aga Khan meets with Muslim leaders in Damascus  2004-02-15
Source: 
www.ismaili.net

President Bashar al-Assad received at al-Shaab Palace on Sunday Prince Karim Agha Khan, the Ismaelite Moslems Spiritual Leader.
Talks during the meeting dealt with stages of the projects which Agha Khan foundation implements in Syria and with the future developmental projects the Agha Khan network for developments intends to implement in Syria.

Ghossoun /

Agha Khan-Meetings

Damascus 15-02 (SANA)-

His Highness Prince Karim Agha Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaelite Moslems, received the Minister of Education Dr. Ali Saad in his residence on Sunday evening.

Nation - GROUP PLANS AIDS RESOURCE CENTRE - 2003-05-21

Source: 
www.nationaudio.com/News/DailyNation/Today/News/News210520032.html

The Aga Khan Development Network will soon establish an Aids resource centre in East Africa.
The centre will assist staff members and communities in health, education and commercial sectors in addressing the Aids pandemic, the Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa) regional chief executive officer, Mr Arif Necky, said yesterday.

Speaking in Nairobi, Mr Necky said the network would involve rural communities, especially in the Coast Province, schools, staff and their families in the programme.

<b>November 3, 2001</b>: DAMASCUS, Syria - President Assad / Meeting - THE AGA KHAN'S HISTORIC SYRIA VISIT - 2001-11-04

Source: 
M.Abdo / G.A.Hassoun

President Bashar Assad received here Saturday Ismaelite Moslems Spiritual Leader, Prince Karim Agha Khan. Talks during the meeting dealt with the situation in the Middle Asia and with efforts that the Islamic states have to exert as to distinguish the Islam from the extremist aspects which were attributed to it. The Prince briefed President Assad on the projects which Agha Khan foundation intends to implement in Syria. Agha Khan viewed that Syria is an example to the joint living between all religions.


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