10 Conflicts to Watch in 2017

10-conflicts-in-2017-to-watchFrom Turkey to Mexico, the list of the world’s most volatile flashpoints got a lot more unpredictable this year. By Jean-Marie Guéhenno

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Pentagon Spent Billions Sending Weapons to Iraq, Afghanistan — TIME

The Pentagon has spent billions of dollars since 2001 funneling roughly more than a million assault rifles, pistols, shotguns, and machine guns into Iraq and Afghanistan, helping to fuel lasting conflict there, according to a new report by a London-based nonprofit research and advocacy group Action on Armed Violence. At least 949,582 of these small…

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61 Killed in ISIS Attack on Afghan Protest — TIME

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — At least 61 people were killed and another 207 wounded in the Afghan capital on Saturday, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed clothing among a large crowd of demonstrators, officials and witnesses said. In a statement issued by its news agency, Aamaq, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack…

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