"It doesn't seem like it's just individual, lone actors," a former senior Pentagon official told Newsweek, "but very coordinated and well-trained individuals, many of which have served in the military or have advanced weapons and explosives training."
"It was decided to pursue related measures so that there would be no gaps in efforts to advance the ROK-US relations and advance the peace process on the Korean Peninsula ahead of the launch of the new administration," South Korean officials said in a statement sent to Newsweek.
"It arouses dissaproval to classify as terrorists those who faced terrorism and made tremendous sacrifices and fought the fiercest battles on behalf of the world in order to defeat the most powerful dark and extremist force," the head of Popular Mobilization Forces said in a statement to Newsweek.
"The Iranians have delivered to their Houthi proxies in Yemen advanced UAVs," an expert told Newsweek. "They are forward deploying or prepositioning these drones in order to stage an attack against a variety of targets they have within range."
"They are the idiot and top the world's list in misbehavior as they are only keen on things provoking world laughter," Korean Workers' Party Central Committee Vice Director Kim Yo Jong, sister of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, said.
"Every time there's a positive movement, Beijing reacts irrationally, including military intimidation or inflammatory rhetoric," the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York told Newsweek as the Chinese Foreign Ministry warned of a "dangerous path."
"It is a well-known fact that Iran was and is the extremist terror groups' most hated enemy," Iranian mission to the U.N. spokesperson Alireza Miryousefi told Newsweek.
"We got people now that would be willing to do anything to overthrow the government of the United States, and we got to start treating them like enemies," Russel Honoré, a retired lieutenant general who led Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, told Newsweek.
"Those who practice terrorism are those who attack us and our country for six years, especially the United States of America, which has been running this war," Ansar Allah Deputy Information Secretary Nasreddin Amer told Newsweek.
"The US political opportunism is recognized by those who are honestly concerned about the scourge of terrorism and its victims," Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez wrote in a tweet.
"If a country intends to invade or threaten our Islamic homeland, as on January 13, 2016, our answer will be absolutely decisive and tough," Revolutionary Guard Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said.
North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un wants to build both "tactical" and "super-large" nuclear weapons capable of "preemptive and retaliatory strike capabilities" against targets up to 15,000 kilometers away.
"We congratulate the friend of the martyrs, Popular Mobilization Committee Chairman Falih al-Fayyadh, on his inclusion with the honorable ones whom the U.S. administration considers enemies," Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces told Newsweek.
"If the U.S. side insists on going its way, it will pay a heavy price for its wrong words and deeds," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying warned.
"It should be looked as a conspiratorial type investigation that focuses on organization and planning that predates yesterday's events," a senior law enforcement official describing the Capitol protests as "domestic terrorism" told Newsweek.
"I hope that this North Korean party congress will serve as an opportunity to contribute to peace on the Korean Peninsula and the development of inter-Korean relations," a South Korean Foreign Ministry official told Newsweek.
The Rusafa Investigation Court "decided to issue an arrest warrant against the outgoing President of the United States Donald Trump in accordance with the provisions of Article 406 of the Iraqi Penal Code," which carries the death penalty.
"The events in the Capitol in Washington today are very regrettable, but they could have been worse if there was an American embassy in that city," former Cuban ambassador José Ramón Cabañas wrote.
"What's most concerning is the lack of preparation here," the DC National Guard member said. "I don't know who in the chain of command dropped the ball. There was no plan and we were not in position when we needed to be."
"Inflammatory words turn to violent action - on the steps of the Reichstag, and now in the #Capitol," German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas tweeted.
"North Korea has two options to deal with an economic crisis: defense, or attack," Ruediger Frank, head of the University of Vienna's Department of East Asian Studies, told Newsweek, adding "it seems Kim Jong Un has decided in favor of the defensive option."
"It's more likely this is an act to benefit the protests scheduled for tomorrow in support of President Trump," one former U.S. counterterrorism official who specializes on Iran and its allied militias told Newsweek.
"I was taught to believe I had to protect him with my life," Lee Young Guk, a former bodyguard for late North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Il just before he would lead the nation, said in a yet unaired interview.
A South Korean Defense Ministry official told Newsweek the country, officially known as the Republic of Korea (ROK), had "sent anti-piracy troops near the Strait of Hormuz for the ROK oil tanker directly."
Newsweek looks at five of the most-affected nations by the Arab Spring—Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Yemen—on the anniversary of Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi's death that helped spark a regional revolt with mixed results.
A senior Trump administration official confirmed to Newsweek that White House senior adviser Jared Kushner "helped to negotiate the deal and was instrumental in making it happen."
Iranian, Israeli and Iraqi officials offered Newsweek diverging opinions about Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani and his explosive killing, but all were prepared for the possibility of conflict as a result of soaring tensions one year later.
"To the person with the hammer in his hand, everything looks like a nail," Chinese Senior Colonel Tan Kefei said, urging the U.S. to abandon its practice of moving through China-claimed waters of the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea.
Newsweek spoke to rival Yemeni factions and an Iranian official about the suspected cause behind a deadly attack that struck Aden International Airport as a new unity government arrived by plane.
"Playing a central role in the implementation of China's foreign policy objectives, China has witnessed remarkable growth in its trade and investment in many African countries since the turn of the century," Black China Caucus co-founder Mark Akpaninyie told Newsweek.