"Russia and Venezuela reject any form of interventionism," said Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez, whose boss recently confirmed he was "looking for all means of dialogue" with the U.S.
Even as there was fresh hope for a deal with the Taliban that could end the U.S.' longest war, Americans lost their lives in Afghanistan.
Iran said its defense industry's achievements "prevented arrogant powers from undertaking any daring and adventurous action" as Bahrain and Australia joined the U.S. and U.K. in in the Persian Gulf.
"She's not talking to me, she's talking to the United States of America, you don't talk to the United States that way, at least not under me," Donald Trump said of Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.
Another mysterious blast has hit Iraq as speculation mounts as to Israel's potential role in what may be an expansion of its campaign against alleged Iran-associated sites in neighboring Syria.
China has continued to defend its stance on supporting the Hong Kong government amid widespread protests as a video emerged of local police appearing to beat a detained man in the semi-autonomous city.
Russia and China condemned the recent U.S. test of a cruise missile that flew further than what was allowed under a decades-long treaty, warning of new tensions between the top powers.
As a deal between Russia and Turkey neared collapse in Idlib, a separate Turkish attempt to enhance its influence in the country at the expense of another U.S. ally has apparently made progress.
A U.S. cruise missile hit a target over 310 miles away, breaking the limits of a deal struck in 1987 with the Soviet Union and since abandoned by President Donald Trump's administration.
In the event of a "limited war," China's "aim would be to strike first to secure longstanding political goals or strategically valuable objectives before the United States can do anything to stop it," a report found.
China is facing off with what it considered U.S. interference on two fronts—an $8 billion sale of state-of-the-art fighter jets to Taiwan and support for increasingly violent demonstrations in Hong Kong.
The Iraqi Defense Ministry announced "the cancellation of all approvals for aviation in Iraqi airspace" after a suspicious explosion at a military base, the U.S.-led coalition agreed to comply.
The information minister of Yemen's exiled government warned that any support for a southern separatist takeover in Aden "brings down the justifications for the intervention" of the Saudi-led coalition.
Russia has backed Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro against U.S. attempts to oust the socialist leader.
China's U.K. ambassador warned "foreign forces" to "not misjudge the situation and go down the wrong path, otherwise, they will lift the stone only to drop it on their own feet"
Just hours before a judge in U.K.-ruled Gibraltar ordered the release of Iran's Grace 1 supertanker, the Iranian navy commander warned an "Islamic maritime resistance" was being formed.
If South Korea deploys the U.S.' ground-based medium-range ballistic missiles, North Korea warned that its rival could become "a target of direct strikes by neighboring countries."
China condemned what it called "terrorist-like acts" committed by protesters during violent clashes with security forces and suspected spies in Hong Kong International Airport.
NATO argued that a Russian Su-27 fighter jet kept its transponders off and performed an "unsafe maneuver" as it kept a Spanish F/A-18 away from Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's airliner.
A man later identified as a reporter for Chinese tabloid Global Times was beaten and detained by protesters as chaos broke out for the second day in Hong Kong's international airport.
NATO told Newsweek it was tracking a Russian aircraft at the time, but did not confirm what appeared to be an encounter between a Spanish F/A-18 and Russia Su-27.
An extremely poor 42-year-old woman from North Korea and her six-year-old son had been dead for two months when they were found by South Korean police.
Just as Russia's floating nuclear power unit began a journey toward Alaska, a radioactive missile accident shrouded in mystery raised more concerns about Moscow's record.
After Hong Kong police were attacked with firebombs, a Chinese official warned "violent crimes must be resolutely cracked down in accordance with the law, without hesitation or mercy."
Newsweek has learned from senior defense officials that U.S. forces have been ordered to stop targeting the Taliban and advising Afghan allies as thousands of troops were set to withdraw from the country.
Iran's foreign minister warned that "the threats are coming from the U.S. and its Western allies who are pouring weapons in the region."
"I've never been a fan. And you know why? I don't like paying for it, we should be reimbursed for it, and I've told that to South Korea," President Donald Trump said of joint drills also disliked by North Korea.
The U.S. published a map of planned protests in Russia and has been meeting with opposition figures from "China's Hong Kong" in moves deemed unacceptable by Moscow and Beijing.
An explosion near a reported missile testing site rocked Russia's northern Arkhangelsk province on Thursday, killing two and leading to a brief spike in radiation.
The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council and Saudi-backed presidential guards have engaged in deadly clashes, threatening to open a new front in an already war-torn nation.