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AGA KHAN NETWORK INSTITUTIONS & BRITAIN IN JOINT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS - 1990-05-21

Mowlana Hazar Imam hosted the Rt.Hon.Lynda Chalker, Britain's Minister for Overseas Development, at the Ismaili Centre's Zamana Gallery in London on May 21, 1990.
Mowlana Hazar Imam and the minister toured an exhibition at the gallery entitle 'Hands Across the World' which illustrates the work of the Aga Khan Foundation and its partners in Asia and Africa.

BRITAIN PLEDGES POUNDS 4.7 MILLION TO AGA KHAN RURAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR NORTHERN PAKISTAN - 1991-05-16

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Mrs. Lynda Chalker, Minister for Overseas Development, on Thursday 16th May, 1991 signed an exchange of letters relating to the pledging of UK Pounds 4.7 million, by the British Government, to the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme in Chitral, Northern Pakistan. The signing ceremony took place in London, England.

H. H. The Aga Khan HONOURED BY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON - 1989-10-11

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Mawlana Hazar Imam received an honourary degree of Doctor of Literature in Education on Wednesday, October 11, 1989, from the University of London, England.
Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University, conferred the degree on Mawlana Hazar Imam during the Founders Day Convocation Ceremony in which he was cited as 'a calm voice in troubled times, a world leader, uniquely placed to bridge the cultural differences dividing east and west.'

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN - Oxford - 1960-11-02

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It gives me great pleasure to be in Oxford this evening. I am most grateful and honoured that your Society should invite me to talk about the Ismaili Community and its contribution to the Commonwealth.

Speaking as a graduate of Harvard and, I have to confess, as one who failed in English at his entrance examination, I have been warned by my British friends that I should have to tread carefully in this most venerable seat of learning.

CENTURIES OF GOLD - 1986-07-02

Cromwell Gardens No.1, South Kensington, London SW7, is an address which every Ismaili recognises and is proud of, for that is the site of the Ismaili Centre London.
What is perhaps not known quite as well is that a large area of the ground and the lower ground floors of the Ismaili Centre is occupied by the ZAMANA GALLERY with its entrance directly opposite the Victoria and Albert Museum.

World Aware Business Awards 2002 - 2003-02-01

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Agha Khan University's Centre of English Language Karachi has won British Council commendation World Aware Business Award 2002 in recognition of its services for promoting English language in back areas of Gilgit, Chitral and Tajikistan.This reward was received by Sabahat Khan Tartari, senior member of the Agha Khan university and Associate Prof Muhammad Zafar of Centre of English Language from a senior official of the British Council. Sabahat and Prof Zafar are currently doing their post-graduation from WarWick university in the United Kingdom.

Shades of Shergar as Aga rules again with Alamshar - 2003-07-26

Alamshar produced an exemplary performance to trounce a smart field in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot, winning by three-and-a-half lengths from Sulamani, with the Derby winner, Kris Kin, a further two lengths away in third to give the Aga Khan his second winner of the race following Shergar in 1981. Johnny Murtagh always had Alamshar in the ideal position, tracking Nayef's pacemaker, Izdiham, into the home straight. Murtagh said: 'The horse did a great job.

Azamour triumphs in King George - 2005-07-23

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Azamour came from behind to claim the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, breaking the track record at Newbury on Saturday. Stepping up to a mile and a half for the first time, Azamour - ridden by Mick Kinane - led over a furlong out.
The 5-2 favourite, owned by the Aga Khan and trained by John Oxx, beat 50-1 chance - and perennial Group One bridesmaid Norse Dancer by 1

Press Release - AGA KHAN RECIEVES CARNEGIE MEDAL</I> - 2005-10-04

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His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), was today among six recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.
At a ceremony held in the Debating Chamber of Scotland?s Parliament at Holyrood, Edinburgh, Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and now Director of the Ethical Globalisation Initiative, presented the Medal to the Aga Khan..

More 4 - KYRGYSTAN AND AGA-KHAN FUND SIGNED AGREEMENT ON COOPERATION - 2001-09-25

[Presenter] As we have reported, Prince [Karim] Aga Khan IV is currently paying an official visit to Bishkek. Today he met Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev. Following that meeting, he held another one at the Kyrgyz parliament's Legislative Assembly [upper house]. Our correspondent, Inga Sikorskaya, reports.

IHT - DIAMOND SUCCESS FOR ALAMSHAR - 2003-07-26

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To be successful at the top level of horse racing, you need a lot of money and at least a little luck.
Every now and then, a dollop of patience pays off, too.

On Saturday at Ascot, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond stakes turned into a battle between two guys with plenty of money and more than a little luck, leaving patience to tip the balance.

Alamshar, a 3-year-old colt, the result of 80 years of breeding by the Aga Khan's family, beat Sulamani, a 4-year-old colt that Sheik Mohammed al-Maktoum bought late last year.

The Scotsman - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13

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Sadruddin Aga Khan, humanitarian
Born: January 1933, in Paris
Died: 12 May, 2003, in Boston, aged 70

PRINCE Sadruddin Aga Khan was a wealthy philanthropist who held a string of top UN humanitarian posts and was the uncle of the spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims.

He started his long career with the United Nations as an adviser to UNESCO on Afro-Asian projects. He was the youngest and longest-serving UN High Commissioner for Refugees, taking over the post in 1965 at the age of 33 and staying in the job for 12 years.

More - ISMAILIS' TRADITION OF CHARITY - 2002-04-26

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www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,2-279187,00.html

ISMAILIS, a Muslim group comprising 17 million followers worldwide, are an influential, liberal and articulate minority in the Islamic world who form part of the Shia tradition - those who claim that only a descendant of Ali, the Prophet's cousin and son-in-law, could be an imam or leader of the community.

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

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Remarking that he disliked racing ? unlike his father, who was famous for his palaces and horses ? Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan chose a career in politics, that was to see him rise almost to the top of the United Nations, and to devote much of his life to global environmental causes. Born in 1933, he was the second son of the late Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan, the 48th hereditary Imam of the Ismaili Shia Muslims, and the late Princess Andrée Aga Khan. He was also the uncle of Karim Aga Khan IV, the current Imam.

TIMES, uk. - AGA KHAN RESTORES THE LAIRS OF SILK ROAD'S BANDIT BARONS</I> - 2005-06-17

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THE rescue of great houses from decay has been one of the enduring romantic causes of the last half-century. Rarely has it been done amid grander scenery or with a keener sense of social purpose than in northern Pakistan, where the Aga Khan is engaged in the repair and re-use of a series of remarkable palace-forts high in the western Himalayas. This was the stalking ground of the Great Game, when spies posing as geographers were sent to explore the high passes down which, it was feared, the Russians would sweep into India.

World Aware Business Awards 2002

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www.paknews.com/flash.php?id=10&date1=2003-02-01

Agha Khan University's Centre of English Language Karachi has won British Council commendation World Aware Business Award 2002 in recognition of its services for promoting English language in back areas of Gilgit, Chitral and Tajikistan.This reward was received by Sabahat Khan Tartari, senior member of the Agha Khan university and Associate Prof Muhammad Zafar of Centre of English Language from a senior official of the British Council. Sabahat and Prof Zafar are currently doing their post-graduation from WarWick university in the United Kingdom.

His Highness the Aga Khan's Statement at the London Conference on Afghanistan - 2010-01-28

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Mr. Chairman, Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.

We express our sincere gratitude to the UK Government for organising the London Conference which has called upon the Afghan Government and the International Community at this critical time to review and prioritise policy directions for Afghanistan.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: His Highness the Aga Khan walks from Downing Street after a breakfast meeting with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on January 28, 2010 in London, England. Foreign ministers from over 70 countries will attend the conference, co-hosted by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Talks aims to tackle key issues on the future of Afghanistan and the gradual withdrawal of international troops from the country.

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