Current Events Quiz, August 22, 2011
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Tensions flared between Israel and its neighbors after Palestinian militants attacked Israeli targets on Thursday, having passed through the territory of
the West Bank.
Iran has sentenced two American hikers to eight years in prison on charges of
sabotage of Iran's nuclear program.
Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi made news this week by meeting with
the new president of Burma (Myanmar).
India released from jail this week Anna Hazare, who has organized hunger strikes to campaign against
The U.S. and the E.U. made news last week by calling, for the first time, for the resignation of
the head of the European Central Bank.
the leader of Hamas.
Syria's president Assad.
Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi.
As of Sunday Libya's rebels were
losing territory in Eastern Libya to Qaddafi's forces.
celebrating the ouster of Moammar Qaddafi.
stuck in a stalemate with Qaddafi's forces.
advancing into the capital of Tripoli.
A summit between these two European countries established guidelines for greater cooperation on budgets, tax policy and making balanced budgets a constitutional requirement.
Italy and Greece
France and Great Britain
France and Germany
Germany and Great Britain
A UN-backed court investigating the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has published its indictment against four members of
the Lebanese government.
Egypt's ruling military council has decided not to try _____________________ in military courts.
former president Mubarak
the former defense secretary
the former army chief
two high-profile political activists
In a move that could significantly increase pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the EU is planning to
sanction Syria's oil industry.
provide "nonlethal assistance" to Syria's rebels.
call for UN peacekeeping forces to be introduced to stop the government's crackdown.
enact a travel ban on Syria's leaders.
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