Special Sub-Topic: Do You Know the Arab Presidents?
|Who became President of Algeria in 1999?|
General Abdelaziz Bouteflika. General Abdelaziz Bouteflika was a former foreign minister who enjoyed the support of the army.
|Who succeeded his father to become Emir of Bahrain in 1999?|
Sheikh Hamad bin Salman al-Khalifa.
|Who became the fourth President of Egypt in 1981?|
President Hosni Mubarak. Mubarak has been recognized as a leader of the Arab World due to Egypt's leading role in promoting Pan-Arabism. Mubarak was born in 1928.
|Who came to power in Iraq after a coup in 1979?|
President Saddam Hussein. Saddam Hussein was involved in the Iraq-Iran war from 1980-1988 and the invasion of Kuwait in 1990.
|This young King of Jordan succeeded his long serving father to the throne in 1999.|
King Abdullah ibn Al-Hussein. King Abdullah is the son of King Hussein. They were both educated in Britain.
|Who became the Prince of Kuwait in 1978? |
Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Due to weak health in the late 90s, Sheikh Jaber delegated much of his political authority to his crown prince Sheikh Saad.
|Who was the person who became President of Lebanon after elections in 1998?|
President Emile Lahoud. Army Cmdr. Emile Lahoud was sworn in as the 11th Lebanese President since Lebanon's independence in 1933.
|This long serving President of Libya took power after a military coup in 1969.|
Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi. Qaddafi is known for his radical political views all over the world. He has been a faithful follower of Nasser's Pan-Arabist theory.
|This young King of Morocco succeeded his father in 1999.|
King Mohammed VI. King Mohammed VI belongs to the Alawite Dynasty.
|This unmarried Sultan of Oman took the throne in 1970.|
|This person became President of Palestine in 1996.|
Chairman Yasser Arafat. Although there is no recognized Palestinian state, Arafat became the elected leader of the Palestinian people in that year.
|This previous minister of education became King of Saudi Arabia, succeeding his brother in 1982.|
King Fahad bin Abdul Aziz. King Fahad has been recognized for his great achievements in maintaining the two Holy Islamic cities, Mecca and Medina.
|This man became President of Tunisia in 1989.|
President Zine el-Abidine ben Ali.
|After changing the constitution for him, this young ophthalmologist succeeded his father as President of Syria in 2000.|
President Bashar al-Asad. Bashar is the son of President Hafiz al-Asad who was one of the most respected Arab leaders until his death in June of 2000.
|This Sheikh became President of the United Arab Emirates in 1971.|
Sheikh Zaid bin Sultan al Nahayan.
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