"It does not require intelligence or analysis to know that whoever undertook the criminal terrorist act by bombing Aden airport is the same one who undertook the aggression against Yemen six years ago," a presidential adviser to the Houthi-led coalition said.
"Now Koreans expect Joe Biden to continue what Trump started," South Korean researcher Lee Sang Sin, who authored a popular opinion study on issues facing the peninsula, said. "The Singapore Agreement is still valid and Biden has no reason to ignore it."
"A patrol from the Intelligence Directorate stopped three young men as they approached the technical fence in the Sahl al-Khiam area while they were apparently drunk, and the Israeli enemy forces fired at them," the Lebanese Army said following an IDF alert at the tense Israeli-Lebanon border.
"Security in the region can only be achieved through the removal of foreign anti-instability forces," Iranian Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani said.
"Accessing the system was unauthorized and illegal, changing the code with malicious intent was an attack," a cybersecurity expert familiar with the situation told Newsweek.
"We still believe that the risk of conflict is rising," the South China Sea Probing Initiative said in a statement sent to Newsweek.
"The very hard problem is the defender has to defend every possible entry point, a highly resourced and skilled adversary just needs to find one way," Carnegie Mellon's Art Manion told Newsweek.
"Our adversaries should know that, as President, I will not stand idly by in the face of cyber assaults on our nation," President-elect Joe Biden said in a statement sent to Newsweek by his transition team.
"CISA has evidence of additional initial access vectors, other than the SolarWinds Orion platform; however, these are still being investigated," the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said.
"To date, we have no evidence of compromise of the DODIN. We will continue to work with the whole-of-government effort to mitigate cyber threats to the nation," Defense Information Systems Agency Director Vice Admiral Nancy Norton told Newsweek.
"You would not have all the various secure systems of communication that the United States has if you were not concerned that this information might go where it's not intended," former OFAC official Peter Kucik told Newsweek.
"For NATO, cyber defence is a core part of our collective defence," an official of the U.S.-led transatlantic alliance told Newsweek in reference to a treaty article that could trigger retaliation for a massive hack affecting allies across the globe.
"Given that the US has admitted that he was on a secret CIA mission to Iran, perhaps the media should look to the U.S. government for any further information," Iranian mission to the United Nations spokesperson Alireza Miryousefi told Newsweek.
"We are in close coordination with our interagency, coalition, industry, and academic partners to assess and mitigate this issue," U.S. Cyber Command told Newsweek. "As is our mission, we will continue to conduct cyberspace operations in defense of our Nation."
"This is just one step in a long road toward achieving justice for him, but it is an important one," Robert Levinson's family said in a statement sent to Newsweek.
"The greatest long-term threat to our nation's information and intellectual property, and to our economic vitality, is the counterintelligence and economic espionage threat from China," FBI Director Christopher Wary said in public remarks sent to Newsweek.
They are a business that's dedicated to harm," Candide Group's Morgan Simon told Newsweek. "I lead a business that's dedicated to social change, and investing in the companies and funds that are changing the world.
"Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco have agreed to full diplomatic relations – a massive breakthrough for peace in the Middle East!" President Donald Trump tweeted.
The Russian military released a video showing Tu-160 and Tu-95MS bombers firing Kh-101 and Kh-555 cruise missiles, a Delfin-class nuclear-powered submarine launching an R-29RMU Sineva SLBM and an RS-24 Yars ICBM taking off.
"Donald Trump has opened up something and if you use it well, it could result in something that's meaningful," Philip Yun, a former State Department senior adviser who specializes in North Korea, told Newsweek.
"The problem in the region is not Iranian activities," Russian ambassador to Anatoly Viktorov said. "It's a lack of understanding between countries and noncompliance with U.N. resolutions in the Israel-Arab and Israel-Palestinian conflict."
As newly appointed Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal al-Makdad met senior Iranian officials, he sought to shore up backing from the Islamic Republic, which is also on the defense against the United States and Israel.
A record $268 billion worth of exports inflated China's trade surplus to $75.42 billion, more than double that of last November and half of which was comprised of the U.S. deficit, which is at its highest figure since President Donald Trump took office.
"The President of the United States has ordered the Department of Defense and the United States Africa Command to reposition the majority of personnel and assets out of Somalia by early 2021," the Pentagon said in a statement.
Trade statistics sent to Newsweek by the European Union showed growth in Chinese imports and a significant decline in both U.S. imports and exports even as Washington sought to discourage global partners from doing business with Beijing.
"Such acts not only run contrary to all norms of interstate relations and International Law but also threaten the peace and stability of an already fragile region," the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said in a statement sent to Newsweek.
No one in the array of voices Newsweek heard from challenged Lloyd Austin's record but worried if President Donald Trump's choice to seek a waiver for James Mattis set a precedent threatening civilian-military separation.
Israeli and Iranian officials vowed to Newsweek they would defend their country after the brazen assassination of a top nuclear scientist of the Islamic Republic, while experts linked the killing to a broader power play among competing Middle East rivals.
In comments sent to Newsweek by Beijing's embassy in Washington, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told the U.S.-China Commission to "stop doing or saying anything that harms China's interests and China-U.S. relations."
"Pretty much everything they've done so far is reversible, and President-elect Biden and Tehran have indicated a similar desire of return for compliance, for return to the JCPOA," Jarrett Blanc, former deputy U.S. coordinator on Iran nuclear implementation, told Newsweek.