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Texts for H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

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French Government Bestows Honors for Contributions to Culture - 2010-11-09
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Paris, France, 9 November 2010 - The French Republic betowed the title of "Commandeur dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres." To H. H. the Aga Khan as well as "Officier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres" to His Brother Prince Amyn.

Global Centre For Pluralism Holds Inaugural Board Meeting with Aga Khan - 2010-10-06
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His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th Hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network is in Ottawa on the occasion of the inaugural board meeting of the Global Centre for Pluralism. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada welcomed the Aga Khan in the Reception Room at Rideau Hall on Thursday, October 7, 2010, at 7 p.m.

Interview of H.H. the Aga Khan: LA FORCE DE LA SAGESSE - 2010-Spring

Jean-Jacques Lafaye - Votre Altesse, en tant que chef spirituel des communautés ismaéliennes du monde entier, vous exercez une influence indiscutable sur la scène internationale. Pourtant, vous ne souhaitez pas être considéré comme un acteur politique...

Karim Aga Khan - ...ou comme un politicien. De mon point de vue, même si la foi et les États doivent entretenir des rapports de collaboration et d'estime, le religieux et le politique sont deux choses bien distinctes.

Aga Khan attends the International Global Zero Summit Against Nuclear Weapons - 2010-02-02
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2010, February 2-4: Paris, France - Prince Karim Aga Khan attends the International 'Global Zero' Summit Against Nuclear Weapons.

Aga Khan Speaks at the London Conference on Afghanistan - 2010-01-28
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2010, January 28 - London, UK: "Results change minds, not rhetoric." His Highness the Aga Khan's statement at the London Conference on Afghanistan today.

International conference on Afghanistan begins in London - Foreign ministers of over 70 countries gathered at a conference in London to discuss the current situation and future of Afghanistan.

Happy Birthday, Aga Khan IV, Leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims - 2008-12-13

In addition to wishing H.H. The Aga Khan IV Happy Birthday, this article goes on to summarize his life and work. It even links to an extract from ismaili.net

Aga Khan IV is a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. The Aga Khan succeeded his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan, to become the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. He has spent his life working to strengthen the Muslim community through his belief that the ethic of Islam “requires members of the faith to contribute to improving the quality of all human life.”

H.H. The Aga Khan on a 6-Day visit to Syria - 2008-08-24
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Prince Karim Aga Khan is on a 6-day Golden Jubilee visit to Syria during which He will meet officials, meet his followers, and take part in celebrations marking the end of AKDN-sponsored restoration works at three historical castles: Aleppo, Saladdin and Missiaf.

SON ALTESSE L'AGA KHAN A MOPTI 2008-04-24

2008, April 24: La restauration de la Grande Mosquée de Mopti est le fruit d’une collaboration étroite entre le Ministère de la Culture et la Direction Nationale du Patrimoine Culturel (DNPC), les autorités régionales et locales, le Comité de la Mosquée et le Trust Aga Khan pour la culture, ainsi que de l’engagement dévoué de nombreux professionnels et artisans, qu’il s’agisse des architectes, des conservateurs, des maçons, des briquetiers, des crépisseurs, des ferronniers, des charpentiers, des potiers ou des électriciens.

INAUGURATION DE LA GRANDE MOSQUEE A MOPTI 2008-04-23

La ville de Mopti se prépare activement pour la cérémonie d'inauguration de la grande mosquée rénovée et du marché construit. L'événement, qui verra la participation du président de la République, Amadou Toumani Touré et du Prince Karim Aga Khan, aura lieu le 24 avril prochain, dans la Venise malienne où les populations et les ressortissants à Bamako sont en train de préparer une grande fête populaire et de retrouvaille autour des idéaux communs pour le développement de la localité.

ISMAILIS CELEBRATE AGA KHAN'S GOLDEN JUBILEE - 2007-07-10

Following the Aga Khan’s leadership, each community of Ismailis contributes locally and internationally to making the world a better place. Focusing particularly on developing nations in Asia and Africa, the Aga Khan through the agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network has built over 300 educational institutions, including two universities, 200 clinics and health centers, five hospitals and other institutions dedicated to improving living conditions for the poor of the world, without regard to their faith, origin or gender.

Do Business and Islam Mix? Ask Him - 2007-07-08

New York Times article about The Aga Khan includes extracts from a phone interview.

Event - 2007-06-07

The Moscow Times: 'Aga Khan's People Put Hope in a Worldly Savior' wrote Kathy Lally - PORSHINYOV, Tajikistan -- 'Midnight, and the people of the Pamirs are waiting, their dark shapes dimly lit against the flames of 450 bubbling caldrons in this narrow valley'. That was their first Didar.

THE AGA KHAN CALLS FOR A MORE COORDINATED EFFORT TO HELP AFGHANISTAN'S PRIVATE SECTOR - 2007-06-04

President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi of Malaysia and His Highness the Aga Khan, speaking on the 'Enabling Environment Conference, called today (Monday) for the private sector to play a greater role in Afghanistan

ISLAMIC TREASURES - 2007-03-24
Mr. Elvio Ubaldi, Mayor of Parma; His Highness the Aga Khan; Mr. Meli, Sovraintendente Teatro Regio, Mrs. Lucia Fornari, Sovrain

Islamic treasures go on show in Italy. Palazzo della Pilotta displays 170 works from collection of Prince Aga Khan as part of cultural programme.
Parma, Italy, 30 March 2007 - Inauguration of “Splendori a Corte”, an exhibition of rare art and manuscripts from the Aga Khan Museum collections being shown at the Palazzo della Pilotta in Parma. In addition to the exhibition, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, in collaboration with the Teatro Regio di Parma and Parma Capitale della Musica, presented a programme of sacred music from Central Asia.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan:

PRINCE HUSSEIN AND PRINCESS KHALIYA IN NAIROBI - 2007-03-18

Nairobi, Kenya: Prince Hussein and Princess Khaliya toured the Aga Khan Hospital for several hours at the end of their 3-day visit to Nairobi. The Hospital, which is now part of the Aga Khan University, will be undergoing an important expansion in the coming years.

AFGHAN AND PAKISTAN MICROFINANCE BANKS WIN TOP FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY AWARDS - 2007-03-15

The First MicroFinanceBank of Pakistan and the First Micro Finance Bank of Afghanistan, both AKAM institutions, have received the top award for achieving the highest standards of financial disclosure. The Award criteria draw from the disclosure requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards as well as industry-specific CGAP disclosure guidelines.

HH AGA KHAN VISITS OFFICIALS IN TANZANIA - 2007-03-12
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Arusha, Tanzania: Coming from Malaysia, Prince Karim Aga Khan attended the Investors Conference in Arusha as part of his semi-private visit in East Africa. The week-long visit will bring him to Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Kampala . More to come.

HH AGA KHAN VISITS OFFICIALS IN MALAYSIA - 2007-03-09

H.H. The Aga Khan met with Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the Prime Minister of Malaysia and current Chairman of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, in Kuala Lumpur and in Putrajaya.

HH AGA KHAN VISITS OFFICIALS IN PAKISTAN - 2007-03-07
Hazar Imam with Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz of Pakistan  2007-03-07

Prince Karim Aga Khan had a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz who later hosted a dinner for Him. The Prime Minister said that Prince Karim Aga Khan in keeping with the traditions of his forefathers is making invaluable contributions in establishing centers of excellence in the field of education, health, tourism and architecture which are reflective of his abiding commitment and faith in Pakistan.

HISTORIC DAY IN CHITRAL - 2007-03-06

Sixth March is truly a day of immense significance in the history of Chitral and must be celebrated with reflection and gratitude.


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