News from Kenya, Saudi Arabia and Australia

Tuesday's World Events - October 22, 2013

Questions

1. For each of the 3 countries, provide the following information:

a) capital:

b) location/the countries that share its borders:

c) the religious breakdown of the population:

d) the type of government:
e) the chief of state (and head of government if different) [If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? - include name of heir apparent for monarch]:

f) the population:

[Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the "Geography" "People" and "Government" headings.  Go to worldatlas.com for maps and a list of continents.]

NOTE: Before answering the questions below, read the info under “Background.” 

2. For KENYA:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) Why is there a growing black market for rhino horns?

3. For SAUDI ARABIA:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) Consider Russia's and China's roles in taking any action on Syria. What part have these two permanent members of the Security Council played in Syria?

4. For AUSTRALIA:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What other measures are officials taking against biker gangs in Australia?
c) Do you think officials in Queensland have found the best solution for the biker gang crisis? Explain your answer.