Tuesday’s World News #1 – Lebanon

Tuesday's World Events - November 7, 2017


1. For LEBANON, 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.

2.  a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) For what reason are Iran and Hezbollah opposed to Prime Minister Hariri?
c) With what country is Mr. Hariri allied?
d) Why is Prime Minister Hariri’s resignation so concerning?
e) Read the “Background” below and watch the videos under “Resources.” List 3 facts you learned that you think are most important for people to know about this news story.