The 10 most dangerous countries in the world

US think-tank IntelCenter has come out with its li... more

1-Iraq: With a CTI of 811, Iraq is the most dangerous country to live in right now. Much of the threat is from the presence of the Islamic insurgent group ISIS, in vast swathes of the country, which was already battered by a civil prolonged war.
1/101-Iraq: With a CTI of 811, Iraq is the most dangerous country to live in right now. Much of the threat is from the presence of the Islamic insurgent group ISIS, in vast swathes of the country, which was already battered by a civil prolonged war.
2- Syria: CTI 717. Suffering from a civil war, that began during the Arab Spring, the country is a battleground for warring factions. By January 2015, almost 220,000 Syrians had died. More than 11 million have fled their homes and many live on foreign aid. AP
2/102- Syria: CTI 717. Suffering from a civil war, that began during the Arab Spring, the country is a battleground for warring factions. By January 2015, almost 220,000 Syrians had died. More than 11 million have fled their homes and many live on foreign aid. AP
3-Nigeria: CTI-273. The most populous nation in Africa is also the most dangerous to live in. Terrorist group Boko Haram has so far killed about 5000 people. Kidnappings are rampant, as was evident in the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in Chibok. AFP
3/103-Nigeria: CTI-273. The most populous nation in Africa is also the most dangerous to live in. Terrorist group Boko Haram has so far killed about 5000 people. Kidnappings are rampant, as was evident in the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in Chibok. AFP
4-Somalia: CTI-257. The conflict between the government supported by the UN, US, and the African Union and several insurgent groups, that include the extremist group Al Shabab, continues to claim lives in the country. AP
4/104-Somalia: CTI-257. The conflict between the government supported by the UN, US, and the African Union and several insurgent groups, that include the extremist group Al Shabab, continues to claim lives in the country. AP
5- Afghanistan: CTI: 186. The war never seems to end here. Taliban and foreign interventions since 2001 have battered the economy and thousands have lost their lives. As US troops withdraw, the threat of insurgency is rising for the government. AP
5/105- Afghanistan: CTI: 186. The war never seems to end here. Taliban and foreign interventions since 2001 have battered the economy and thousands have lost their lives. As US troops withdraw, the threat of insurgency is rising for the government. AP
6-Libya: CTI-157. The ousting of Muammar Gaddafi changed things for the worse for Libyans. The country has been in midst of a bloody civil war since 2014. The United Nations estimates that 800,000 have been forced to flee, while 4000 died last year alone, Reuters
6/106-Libya: CTI-157. The ousting of Muammar Gaddafi changed things for the worse for Libyans. The country has been in midst of a bloody civil war since 2014. The United Nations estimates that 800,000 have been forced to flee, while 4000 died last year alone, Reuters
7-Yemen: CTI-132. The problem began when Houthis—the Zaidi Shia rebels forced President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi to flee the capital Sanaa in February. Now the war between loyalists of the beleaguered president and the Houthis loyalists continues to escalate. AFP
7/107-Yemen: CTI-132. The problem began when Houthis—the Zaidi Shia rebels forced President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi to flee the capital Sanaa in February. Now the war between loyalists of the beleaguered president and the Houthis loyalists continues to escalate. AFP
8- Pakistan: With a CTI of 122, India’s neighbour is considered a hotbed of terrorism. Even as pressure from the international community to tackle with the problem increases, terrorist groups continues to damage the country, targeting its own people. AFP
8/108- Pakistan: With a CTI of 122, India’s neighbour is considered a hotbed of terrorism. Even as pressure from the international community to tackle with the problem increases, terrorist groups continues to damage the country, targeting its own people. AFP
9-Ukraine: CTI-103. The Russian occupation of Crimea in 2014  led to the crisis in this East-European country. The armed conflict between pro-Russia rebels and the Ukrainian army has killed some 6,083 people on both sides. Reuters
9/109-Ukraine: CTI-103. The Russian occupation of Crimea in 2014 led to the crisis in this East-European country. The armed conflict between pro-Russia rebels and the Ukrainian army has killed some 6,083 people on both sides. Reuters
10-Egypt: CTI-72. The attempt to overthrow dictatorship ended in greater chaos in yet another instance. The ousting of Hosni Mubarak started the turmoil in Egypt. The subsequent politically destabilized rule by Mohammad Morsi deeply polarized the country. AFP
10/1010-Egypt: CTI-72. The attempt to overthrow dictatorship ended in greater chaos in yet another instance. The ousting of Hosni Mubarak started the turmoil in Egypt. The subsequent politically destabilized rule by Mohammad Morsi deeply polarized the country. AFP
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