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What to expect in 2018

13 9 15

2017 was a year full of international crises, and we are preparing to hand over many of them to 2018. On the brighter side, almost a year has passed since Donald Trump assumed the Oval Office, and we haven’t found ourselves engaged in a nuclear war.. yet.

Still, we don’t know what tomorrow may bring.

North Korea completed six nuclear tests this year, as it strove to expand the range of its intercontinental ballistic missiles so as to reach cities in the United States. Pyongyang is expected to deliver a New Year’s message to the world regarding the status of its nuclear program.

Turkey’s New Year’s Eve celebrations descended into horror as an Islamic State of the Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant raided Istanbul’s Reina nightclub and killed 39 people in the first hours of 2017. But within the year, the terror group has lost almost all of its territory in Iraq and Syria.

However, over the years, ISIL has also grabbed a foothold in several countries from Africa to Asia, such as Libya, Egypt, Somalia, Nigeria, Afghanistan and the Philippines. Leaving aside........

© Hürriyet Daily News