than an adventurer. In the early 16th century, Ahmad and Mahmud decided to counter the growing power of the Uzbeks under Muhammad Shaybani. The two brothers united the forces and launched a campaign against the Uzbeks, but Muhammad Shaybani proved victorious in battle and took them both prisoner (Babur also was among his uncles' army and participated in this battle in Ferghana Valley, that had turned into disaster, but managed to flee south and hide in mountains with his mother, Kutluk Nigar Khanim, daughter of Yunus Khan, and few followers). They were soon released, but Ahmad died shortly afterwards, in 1503. He was succeeded in Uyghurstan by his eldest son Mansur Khan (Mansur Khan (Moghul Khan)). According to Mirza Muhammad Haidar, Dughlat he had 19 sons total, most prominent of whom were: *Mansur Khan (Mansur Khan (Moghul Khan))- ruler of eastern Moghulistan or Uyghurstan in 1503-1543 (it included cities Aksu (Aksu, Xinjiang), Uch Turpan (Uqturpan County), Bai (Baicheng County), Kucha, Chalish or Karashahr, Turpan and Kumul (Kumul (city))). *Sultan Said Khan- seized power from Dughlat Amirs' Dynasty of Yarkand state in 1514 (known at the time as ''Mamlakati Yarkand'' or ''Kashgar Emirate'', it included cities Kashgar, Yarkand (Yarkant County), Yangihissar (Yengisar County), Hotan and at short times also Aksu (Aksu, Xinjiang) and Uch Turpan (Uqturpan County)) in West Kashgaria and united in 1516 western and eastern parts of Kashgaria in one centralized state- Kashgar and Uyghurstan. Died in 1533 of asthma during military expedition in ''Ursang'' ( Great Tibet ). *Mansur Khan (Mansur Khan (Moghul Khan))- ruler of eastern Moghulistan or Uyghurstan in 1503-1543 (it included cities Aksu (Aksu, Xinjiang), Uch Turpan (Uqturpan County), Bai (Baicheng County), Kucha, Chalish or Karashahr, Turpan and Kumul (Kumul (city))). *Sultan Said Khan- seized power from Dughlat Amirs' Dynasty of Yarkand state in 1514 (known at the time as ''Mamlakati Yarkand'' or ''Kashgar Emirate'', it included cities Kashgar, Yarkand (Yarkant County), Yangihissar (Yengisar County), Hotan and at short times also Aksu (Aksu, Xinjiang) and Uch Turpan (Uqturpan County)) in West Kashgaria and united in 1516 western and eastern parts of Kashgaria in one centralized state- Kashgar and Uyghurstan. Died in 1533 of asthma during military expedition in ''Ursang'' ( Great Tibet ). *Sultan Khalil Sultan- ruler of western Moghulistan in 1503-1508 (present Kyrgyzstan). Was drowned in river near ''Akhsi'' in Fergana Valley after he was captured there by Uzbek sultans. Administrative divisions Aksu Prefecture is divided into 1 county-level city: Aksu (Aksu, Xinjiang) (阿克苏市), and 8 counties (County (People's Republic of China)): thumb Position of Aksu in China. Aksu was the former capital of Mangalai (Image:Aksu in China.png) '''Mangalai''' was a Central Asian kingdom, mentioned by Marco Polo. From 1200 onwards, Mangalai's capital was Aksu (Aksu, Xinjiang). It was subservant to Genghis Khan from 1224 to his death in 1227. On the edge of the Yuan Dynasty of China, Mangalai was controlled by the Chagatai Khanate. It's latter history sees periods of independence or inclusion of one of many larger kingdoms including: Mogulistan, Kashgar, and Kingdom of Kashgaria. In 1877 the area came under the control of the Qing Dynasty of China and remains part of the Chinese province of Xinjiang. ZW * '''ZWAK''' (AKU) – Aksu Airport – Aksu (Aksu, Xinjiang), Xinjiang * '''ZWAT''' (AAT) – Altay Airport – Altay (Altay, Xinjiang), Xinjiang Aftermath In Yiwulu (Kumul), Dou Gu set up an agricultural garrison, and appointed a commander to make sure that the army stationed in the Western Regions had a lasting supply of provisions. In the same year, Dou Gu sent Ban Chao and Guo Xun along with 36 men to go south. Ban Chao successfully organised the three states of Shanshan, Yutian (Khotan) and Shule (Kashgar) against the Xiongnu, restoring peace and order in the Western Regions. Subsequently, in 74, the Han (Han Dynasty) government reestablished the Protectorate of the Western Regions, in the city of Jinman at the state of North Jushi. In 75, on the death of the short-reigned Emperor Ming of Han, the Xiongnu with its allies seized their opportunity and captured Jushi and Liuzhong, and killed the Protector General Chen Mu. In 76, the Han government abrogated the Protectorate of the Western Regions. As the Western Region's situation was getting precarious, Ban Chao, who was left to defend Shule and Yutian, won the support of the local officials and people and drove the Xiongnu troops from the capital of Gumo (Aksu, Xinjiang) in Shicheng. In 80, he wrote to the imperial court, proposing that they send more troops to the Western Regions. The new emperor agreed to his proposal and ordered Xu Gan to lead an army to help Ban Chao.
. The complex became an early prototype of the Soviet Mission Control Center Mission Control Center: Labour, Joys and Ordeals The growing power of Russia to the west began to undermine the Siberian Khanate in the 16th century. First, groups of traders and Cossacks began to enter the area, and then the Russian army began to set up forts further and further east. Towns like Mangazeya, Tara, Russia Tara
as founders of his state. See ''Zizhi Tongjian'', vol. 282 (:zh:s:資治通鑑 卷282). Ascension to the throne Li Houzhu’s father Li Jing (Zhongzhu of Southern Tang), the second ruler of the Southern Tang, died in 961. Li ascended the throne in 961, accepting a role subservient to the Song Dynasty to the north; as the Southern Tang state at this time was, in many respects, little more than a regional ruler in the face of the growing power of the Song Dynasty. Fall of the Southern Tang Kingdom Of the many other kingdoms surrounding the Southern Tang, only Wuyue to the east had yet to fall. The Southern Tang’s turn came in 974, when, after several refusals to summons to the Song court, on the excuse of illness, Song Dynasty armies invaded. After a year long siege of the Southern Tang capital, modern Nanjing, Li Houzhu surrendered, in 975; and, he and his family were taken as captives to the Song (Song Dynasty) capital at present-day Kaifeng Wu, 213 . ) from the Song Dynasty (960–1279) describes a game called ''chuíwán (Chuiwan)'' (捶丸) and also includes drawings of the game. It was played with 10 clubs including a ''cuanbang'', ''pubang'', and ''shaobang'', which are comparable to a driver, two-wood, and three-wood. Clubs were inlaid with jade and gold, suggesting chuíwán was for the wealthy. Chinese archive includes references to a Southern Tang official who asked his daughter to dig holes as a target. Ling suggested chuíwán was exported to Europe and then Scotland by Mongolian (Mongols) travellers in the late Middle Ages.
the south (Northern dynasties or Tang (Tang Dynasty)). In some cases they were under Korean domination (from the East, mainly Goguryeo) according to the balance of power at any given time. Under this triple domination the Khitan started to show growing power and independence. Their rise was slow compared to others because they were frequently crushed by neighbouring powers—each using the Khitan warriors when needed but ready to crush them when the Khitans became too powerful. !-- 4 907
the 13th to 15th century. "Investigating the effects of prehistoric migrations in Siberia: genetic variation and the origins of Yakuts.". Hum Genet. 2006 Oct;120(3):334-53. Epub 2006 Jul 15. The growing power of Russia to the west began to undermine the Siberian Khanate in the 16th century. First, groups of traders and Cossacks began to enter the area, and then the Russian army began to set up forts further
Somalia In 2006, the Islamic Courts Union took over Mogadishu from CIA-backed ARPCT. Iran has been one of several nations backing the public uprising. According to Prime Minister (Prime Minister of Somalia) Ali Mohammed Ghedi, Iran, Egypt, and Libya are helping the militia. The Prime Minister accuses these countries of wanting more conflict in Somalia, which seems contradictory because of the Transitional Government's inability to extend authority beyond Baidoa, which is something the Islamic Republic sees. Somalia: Iran, Libya and Egypt helping militia : Mail & Guardian Online Abdirashid Hussein Shire was arrested by police at a hotel in the Kenyan capital Nairobi (w:Nairobi) and escorted to a flight out of the country, reportedly heading for Dubai (w:Dubai). Shire is alleged to be a supporter of the Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism (w:Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism), an alliance of Somali warlords who are currently engaged in a conflict with the Islamic Courts Union (w:Islamic Courts Union) for control over Mogadishu (w:Mogadishu), the capital of Somalia. A Somali Defence Ministry official has additionally reported that American helicopters launched an attack against ICU fighters (w:Islamic Courts Union) in Afmadow, a city near the Kenyan border, 350 kilometres southwest of Mogadishu (w:Mogadishu). The AC-130 gunship (w:Lockheed AC-130) attack killed an unknown number of civilians, alternatingly reported as 4, 19 or 31. A feud between Ghedi and the President has long been blamed for the lack of progress and inability of the government to deal effectively with the armed conflict (w:War in Somalia (2006–present)) with the Islamic Courts Union (w:Islamic Courts Union). The rift often has been cited as frustrating for Western (w:Western world#Politcal) diplomats who support the government. Although moderate Islamists from the ARS have agreed to enter into reconciliation talks, hardliner insurgents have rejected the attempts at peace and continue to take over towns in the central and northern regions of Somalia. Since the fall of the Islamic Courts Union (w:Islamic Courts Union), organizations like Al-Shabaab (w:Al-Shabaab) have become leading insurgent groups. A spokesman for Al-Shabaab told reporters on Sunday that they intend to impose Sharia (w:Sharia) law on all of Somalia, and that a peace deal would never be accepted. Although no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, Al-Shabab (w:Al-Shabaab (Somalia)), the militant youth group that has now taken the reigns of the insurgency in Somalia after the dissolution of the Islamic Courts Union (w:Islamic Courts Union), is widely suspected. Al-Shabab seeks to institute the strictest sense of Shar'ia (w:Sharia) Law in Somalia and is a seam of contention for their participation in the government. Earlier this year, the newly elected Somali President agreed to implement tenets of Shar'ia into the nation's statutory codes, however negotiations quickly broke down over the details.
Anshan has a population of 3.65 million at the 2010 census. As the city has expanded, the area between Anshan and the neighbouring city of Liaoyang has become urbanised, with little or no farmland visible on route between them. According to the 2010 census, the conurbation of urban Anshan and urban Liaoyang districts contains 2.17 million inhabitants. The city of Anshan can be divided into districts. The East district, Tiedong has a population of 452,900. The western district, Tiexi has 311,600 people. These two districts are demarcated by the railway lines that run north to south through the city. The north western portion of the city is dominated by the large steel works of Angang. The district of Lishan houses 425,600 people and the suburbs of Qianshan district have 366,200 soles. Within Anshan prefecture lies the subordinate city of Haicheng which accounts for 1,181,100 people. The neighbouring subordinate town of Tai'an has 354,700 people. Transportation thumb Anshan train station at night. (File:Anshan train station.jpg) Anshan has
;Douglas ''William the Conqueror'' pp. 54–55 Another problem was the growing power of Geoffrey Martel, the count of Anjou. William joined with King Henry in a campaign against Anjou, but this was the last known cooperation between William and the French king. Although the campaign captured an Angevin fortress, little else was accomplished. Bates ''William the Conqueror'' pp. 43–44 Geoffrey attempted to expand his
Geoffrey from Maine. In the process, William was able to secure the strongholds at Alençon and Domfort for himself. Douglas ''William the Conqueror'' pp. 59–60 In 1052, however, the king and Geoffrey of Anjou made common cause against William at the same time as some Norman nobles began to contest the growing power of William. Douglas ''William the Conqueror'' p. 63 Throughout 1053, William was involved in military actions