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Mudanjiang

of Mudanjiang, 1942 After the Japanese invasion of Manchuria began on September 19, 1931, the whole Manchuria was seized by Japan following the Mukden Incident. Mudanjiang experienced a substantial growth in the 1930s under the Japanese occupation. Mudanjiang also became a military and administrative center going by the name Botankou, particularly after the railway from Tumen to Jiamusi was constructed in 1933. By that time several light industries including light engineering, lumbering


Gujranwala

with the support of friends and industrialists. Today, industry is varied, including light engineering, textiles, leather, electrical engineering, auto parts, ceramics, cutlery and agricultural processing. Annual exports total $700 million. In addition to exports, industry has lowered imports to about $1.2 billion by producing goods locally. The main source of energy is a hydroelectric (hydroelectricity) project on the Chenab River. The city also has a dry port which


Najaf

(''khāk-i shifa'') and Najaf and drink the water (''āb-i shifā'') as a cure for illness, both spiritual and physical. The Ismaili tradition involves the practice of drinking water blessed by the Imam of the time. This water is taken in the name of the Imam and has a deep spiritual significance. This is evident from the names used to designate the water, including light (''nūr'') and ambrosia (''amṛt, amī, amīras, amījal''). This practice is recorded from the 13th and 14th centuries and continues to the present day. The ceremony is known as ''ghat-pat'' in South Asia. Sadr was suspected by U.S. and Iraqi authorities of ordering the assassination of a returning moderate Shia cleric, Imam Abdul Majid al-Khoei, in Najaf on April 12, 2003. "The moderate mullah who knew the Shias must change" ''The Guardian'' April 13, 2003; "Shiite groups call on forces to protect top clerics" ''USA Today'' 4 13 2003 On April 5, 2004, a warrant was issued for Sadr's arrest in connection with this killing; this, in addition to the closing of his newspaper al-Hawza on March 29, the arrest of one of his aides and other actions to suppress his movement, led to an armed attack by the Mahdi Army in April 2004. This initial attack in southern Iraq was suppressed by June. A second attack by his militia, centered in a mosque in Najaf, began in August; this was resolved in an agreement brokered by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. Since that point, Sadr's opposition to the multinational occupation has been mainly in the realm of politics. Since the handover of sovereignty, the Mahdi Army has been maintained as an organized force. Sadr supporters also continue to engage in peaceful resistance such as the large protests in Baghdad on April 9, 2005. *Conflict in Iraq (Iraqi resistance): Near the Sunni city of Fallujah, seven U.S. (United States of America) Marines (United States Marine Corps) and three Iraqi soldiers are killed in an ambush. Elsewhere, U.S. troops, backed by U.S. planes and Iraqi forces, raid the city of Najaf. The U.S. military tells residents to flee, mounts a pincer movement to trap the Mahdi army in the city center, and raids Moqtada al-Sadr's house again. (News Interactive Australia ) (BBC) * The heart bypass surgery being performed on former United States President (President of the United States) Bill Clinton is successfully completed. Clinton will spend the night in the intensive care unit of New York-Presbyterian Hospital before being moved to the general care unit tomorrow. Full recovery from the surgery could take a month. (CNN) birth_date 1948 birth_place Najaf, Iraq order Chief Justice of Iran (Judicial system of Iran) Grand Ayatollah '''Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi''' (آیت الله سید محمود هاشمی شاهرودی) (Born 1948 in Najaf, Iraq ulama ) is a moderate Hardliners delay Khatami's inauguration Iraqi-Iranian politician and Twelver Shi'a Marja. اعلام مرجعیت آیت الله هاشمی شاهرودی هاشمی شاهرودی اعلام مرجعیت کرد ورود رسمی آیت الله هاشمی شاهرودی به جرگه مرجعیت Hashemi Shahroudi was the leader of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq), which has caused objections to his serving as the head of Iran's Judiciary System upon his appointment to the post. He served as head of the Judicial System till 2009. He is currently a member of the Guardian Council. DATE OF BIRTH 1948 PLACE OF BIRTH Najaf, Iraq DATE OF DEATH At roughly 23:00 local time, on August 13, 2004 in Basra, Brandon was snatched from his room at the Diafa hotel by about 30 masked gunmen, some in police uniform. Later a video tape was released, featuring Brandon and a hooded militant, threatening to kill him within 24 hours unless US forces withdrew from Najaf, where they had cordoned off Moqtada al-Sadr's (Moqtada al-Sadr) Mahdi Army militia. Brandon was released after less than a day, following intervention by Moqtada al-Sadr. At a press conference immediately after his release, Brandon commented on his treatment and thanked his kidnappers: "Initially I was treated roughly, but once they knew I was a journalist I was treated very well and I want to say thank you to the people who kidnapped me." A spokesman for al-Sadr said: "We apologise for what happened to you. This is not our tradition, not our rules. It is not the tradition of Islam." lessons learned from Urban Warrior were applied in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and subsequent occupation (Post-invasion Iraq, 2003–present). Fighting in Najaf and Fallujah has once again made it clear that local irregular forces (irregular military) tend to have the advantage of home territory (Home advantage) and plentiful local support. wikipedia:Najaf


Chengdu

Army and the commander of the KMT Army guarding the city. On December 10 the remnants of the Nationalist Chinese government evacuated to Taiwan. Cook, Chris Cook. Stevenson, John. 2005 (2005). The Routledge Companion to World History Since 1914. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-34584-7. p 376. The industrial base is very broad, including light and heavy manufacturing, aluminum smelting and chemicals. The textile industry remains important, with cotton


Eritrea

Latest_News Latest_News Sri_Lanka_finds_LTTE_fighter_planes_in_Eritrea_Report 32664 title Sri Lanka finds LTTE fighter planes in Eritrea - Report publisher Jimma Times year 2009 accessdate 2011-07-30 claimed that Eritrean government (Politics of Eritrea) had provided direct military assistance, including light aircrafts to LTTE.


Singapore

2007, ITT Corporation became the first major defense contractor to be convicted for criminal violations (Corporate crime) of the US Arms Export Control Act. The fines resulted from ITT's outsourcing program, in which they transferred night vision goggles and classified information about countermeasures against laser weapons, including light interference filters to engineers in Singapore, the People's Republic of China, and the United Kingdom. ref>


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