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6/5/2006: In which country would you find the Ahwazi Arabs?
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5/28/2006: Name the Palestinian Interior Minister
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7/9/2006: Which is the western-most member of the Arab League?
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7/9/2006: In which country is the Islamic Courts Union found?
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7/27/2006: Which is the southern-most member of the Arab League
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8/10/2006: Who is the President of Lebanon?
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8/23/2006: Name the U.N. Security Council Resolution that calls for the disarming of Hizbullah?
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8/30/2006: Name Iran's Chief Nuclear Negotiator
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9/10/2006: Name the senior commander of Israel's forces in northern Israel and Lebanon.
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9/18/2006: The UNHCR has issued a report on the commencement of the migration season for refugees from which African country heading for which Arab state?
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10/15/2006: What is the name of Israel's new Supreme Court president?
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10/30/2006: Who is the president of Somalia?
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11/13/2006: Name the political party that entered Israel's government in October.
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12/5/2006: How many people were killed in fighting and terror attacks in Afghanistan during the 12 months to November 2006?
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12/14/2006: Who is Jordan's prime minister?
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1/24/2007: Which country has pledged to pump $250 million into the Palestinian budget?
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1/7/2007: Which nation involved in a bloody war with Ethiopia is backing the Somali Islamists?
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1/11/2007: Who is the Palestinian Interior Minister
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1/17/2007: What is particularly significant about the appointment of Ghalib Majadlah as Israel's minister of science, culture and sports?
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7/10/2008: What is the name of the wife of Israel's seemingly disgraced President Moshe Katsav?
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2/8/2007: For which holy city were the Fatah and Hamas leaders bound this week?
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2/14/2007: Which Arab country has announced it is opening a bank for the poor?
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2/21/2007: What percentage of adults in the UAE has diabetes?
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3/1/2007: Which is the only Arab nation to have deployed troops to UNIFIL in southern Lebanon?
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3/8/2007: Which country is refusing to cooperate with the International Criminal Court over charges of war crimes?
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3/15/2007: How many floors have been completed to date in the construction of what will be the world's tallest building, the Burj Dubai?
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3/21/2007: How many prostitutes were deported from the United Arab Emirates in 2006?
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3/29/2007: What is the official name of Libya?
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4/4/2007: Which Middle-Eastern lake is the largest in terms of area? (Does not include the Caspian Sea)
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4/12/2007: How frequently are babies born in Egypt?
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4/19/2007: What does the suffix 'stan' mean, as in Afghanistan?
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4/29/2007: What is malooga?
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5/7/2007: What is the name of the party of Turkey's Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul?
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5/17/2007: How long ago did Israel capture eastern Jerusalem?
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5/24/2007: What is a jalabiyya?
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7/5/2007: Name the Egyptian Queen whose mummified remains were revealed this week.
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7/15/2007: For how many days was BBC reporter Alan Johnston held captive?
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7/22/2007: Which country is hosting Sudan peace talks this week?
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7/26/2007: What is the English name of the AK Party in Turkey?
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8/2/2007: In which Libyan city is the European Union upgrading the hospital at the center of the foreign-medical-staff story?
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8/9/2007: How many Emiratis (citizens of the UAE) work as registered nurses in Dubai?
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8/20/2007: What is Ros Bel Laban?
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9/5/2007: What are the names of the official residences of the Palestinian Authority chairman in Gaza and Ramallah?
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9/11/2007: Which is the world's oldest university?
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9/20/2007: How many political parties have seats in Morocco's new parliament?
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9/25/2007: What are the collective names for the men and women of Jedda in Saudi Arabia?
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10/11/2007: When will the term of the current Lebanese president, Emile Lahoud, end?
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10/18/2007: Which city has unveiled plans for a 40-mile canal?
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10/25/2007: How many traffic accidents are there in an average hour in Dubai?
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11/1/2007: How many Brazilians are of Lebanese descent?
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11/8/2007: How many times bigger is Algeria than Lebanon?
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11/15/2007: Which Arab country's currency is the strongest against the dollar?
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11/22/2007: How much did it cost for Saudi Arabia's Prince Al-Walid Bin Talal to pick up his own Airbus A380
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11/29/2007: How many U.S. gallons or liters are the equivalent of the measurement known as a barrel of oil?
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12/13/2007: Name the new Iranian chief nuclear negotiator.
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12/20/2007: Which country's national anthem opens like this: Upwards on the horizon rises the eastern sun, The sight of the true religion.
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12/30/2007: Which is the highest ranking national soccer team in the Middle East & North Africa?
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1/6/2008: On January 1, Christians and others in the Middle East celebrate their new year, when is the next time a new-year celebration will take place in the Middle East?
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1/20/2008: When was the last time according to official records snow fell in the Kavir-A-Lut Desert in south-western Iran?
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1/24/2008: In which city would you be in if you were walking down Khalid Al-Islambouli Street?
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2/3/2008: One of the major consumer items in Gaza fell in price by 60 percent this week to $2.70. What was it?
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2/7/2008: The leader of which emirate named his successor on February 1?
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2/14/2008: How frequently does the average Turk change their toothbrush?
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2/21/2008: To what were a group of Qatari scholars refering this past week, when they spoke of a "dangerous pagan practice"?
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2/28/2008: Which country with no movie theaters is hosting a film festival beginning on May 20?
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3/6/2008: Which Palestinian city left the Israeli electricity grid on Feb. 25?
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3/16/2008: Who became the first foreign leader to visit the just-liberated Kuwait on March 6, 1991?
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3/20/2008: Name the rebel leader on the Comorian island Anjouan.
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3/27/2008: Which was the first country in the Middle East and North Africa to introduce trains? And in which year?
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4/3/2008: How many coups have there been - attempted and successful - in the 33 years since the Union of the Comoros gained its independence from France?
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4/27/2008: Name the Mauritanian capital.
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4/27/2008: Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the cown prince of Dubai, purchased an expensive camel this week. How much did he pay?
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4/17/2008: Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the cown prince of Dubai, purchased an expensive camel this week. How much did he pay?
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4/27/2008: Name the son of Mu’ammar Al-Qadhafi, who is expected to succeed him as leader of Libya.
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6/12/2008: Who is slated to replace Gen. David Petraeus as U.S. commander in Iraq, when he takes charge of the U.S. Central Command?
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5/11/2008: In which city would you be if you landed at King 'Abd Al-'Aziz International Airport?
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5/15/2008: Of the 4 million residents of the UAE, what percentage are Emiratis (locals)?
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6/5/2008: If you are watching a soccer derby between Al Ahli and Zamalik in which capital are you?
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6/12/2008: The Future Party has been in the news of late. In which country is it based?
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6/22/2008: What is the meaning of the Persian word doost?
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6/26/2008: Name the world's third-largest mosque. Where is it located?
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7/3/2008: The government and opposition blocs in Lebanon are nicknamed after two key dates in recent political histroy in the country. What are the dates?
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7/13/2008: How far is it (in miles or kilometers) from Nouakchott in Mauritania to Lahore in Pakistan?
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7/17/2008: How many ministers are there in the new Lebanese cabinet?
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7/24/2008: The words nafft in Persian, naft in Arabic and neft in Hebrew all mean the same thing. What is it?
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7/31/2008: Sen. Barack Obama made five stops on his tour of the Middle East. Where were they?
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8/7/2008: Name the embattled president of Sudan.
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9/4/2008: The Marine Hymn's "Shores of Tripoli..." Where are the ones the song refers to?
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9/11/2008: How long is the Suez Canal?
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9/18/2008: More than 50 percent of Yemen's groundwater is used to produce one crop. What is it?
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9/25/2008: How many homeless Egyptians are estimated to live in cemeteries?
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10/2/2008: When Muslims writes PBUH (صلّى الله عليه وسلّم), what do they mean?
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10/12/2008: At what altitude is the Yemeni capital 'San'aa located?
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10/16/2008: In which two regional countries have there been fatalities following outbreaks of cholera?
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10/23/2008: How many pepole live in the Socotra Archipelago?
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10/30/2008: If you traveled east from Jebel A-Shams, which capital would you reach first?
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11/6/2008: What are the estimated earnings from piracy off the Somali coast in Q1-Q3 of 2008?
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11/13/2008: To whom was the 1917 Balfour Declaration addressed?
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11/20/2008: For how many years did Hussein bin Talal serve as king of Jordan?
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11/27/2008: Name the volcano on the Comoros Islands, which is one of the world's most active?
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12/7/2008: This week a group of Somalis graduated as doctors. It was the first such ceremony in how many years?
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12/11/2008: Name the mountain, which is a central pigrimage site during the Hajj.
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12/18/2008: Name the two new high-speed ferries aimed at improving the travel service between Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
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12/25/2008: Which country is the world's second largest olive oil producer?
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1/1/2009: Which Middle-Eastern country wants to host a leg of the Tour de France?
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1/8/2009: Name the newly ousted Somali president.
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1/15/2009: Which country is the world's premier grower of Saffron?
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3/26/2009: Which emirate buried its leader this month and what was his name?
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1/29/2009: Egemen Bagis just became the minister in a brand new governmental department in Turkey. Name the ministry.
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2/5/2009: The closure of a major regional newspaper sent shockwaves through the Middle East. Name the paper.
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2/12/2009: Why is Mu’ammar Al-Qadhafi not the president of Libya?
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2/19/2009: Which Middle Easterner said "I saw the Bosphorus before I die," during an official visit to Turkey last week?
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2/26/2009: What position does the Israeli tennis player Shahar Peer hold in the WTA rankings?
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3/5/2009: By speaking which language did a Turkish MP stir controversy this week?
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3/12/2009: How many countries are signators to the Treaty of Rome?
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3/19/2009: Which Middle East capital opened a securities exchange this past week?
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3/26/2009: Who is or was Lebanon's first ambassador to Syria?
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4/2/2009: Which country was the first visited by Sudanese President 'Umar Al-Bashir after a warrant was issued for his arrest by the International Criminal Court?
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4/11/2009: Which three members of the Arab League are signators to the Rome Treaty?
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4/16/2009: Name the founder of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.
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5/28/2009: Where did Iran send naval ship for its navy's first-ever international deployment?
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1/10/2010: What is the new name of the building previously known as Burj Dubai; where is it located; and why is it newsworthy?
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