Tuesday’s World #3 – YEMEN: Former-president Saleh shot dead after switching sides in civil war

Tuesday's World Events - December 5, 2017


1. For YEMEN, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. 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
  6. 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.

NOTE: Before answering the questions below, read the info under “Background” and watch the videos under “Resources.”

2. For YEMEN:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) With which country was former President Saleh aligned?
c) With which country are the Houthi rebels aligned?
d) Why was Saleh killed?