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Here are the world’s happiest countries

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According to the 2017 World Happiness Report issued by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Norway is now the world’s happiest country.

Gulf and Arab countries topped the list of the happiest countries in the world for 2017, while Syria was among the least happy countries.

The UAE came at the forefront of Arab countries ranking 21st, followed by Qatar which came 35th, then Saudi Arabia 37th, Kuwait 39th and Bahrain 41st.

It came as no surprise that Syria was ranked 152nd, among the least happy countries in the world, as was the case for Yemen (146th) as well.

Denmark came second, followed by Iceland, Switzerland, Finland and the Netherlands.

The United States ranked 14th this year, due to the corrupt economic actions that the Trump’s cabinet is trying to implement.

The report also pointed out that the nations of sub-Saharan Africa, Syria and Yemen are the least happy between the 155 countries included in the fifth annual report.

The happy countries are those where there is a healthy balance between conventional prosperity and social capital which means a high degree of confidence in the society, equality, and trusting the government.”