"When we declared our intention to enter the Atlantic Ocean, some countries, including the global arrogance, stated that the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy was not capable of doing that," Iran's deputy army coordinator said, "but in practice they saw that we did it with strength."
The Pentagon's package "includes capabilities to enhance the lethality, command and control, and situational awareness of Ukraine's forces" and comes as the Russian military tracks the movements of a U.S. warship ahead of President Joe Biden's debut summit with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has ordered the termination of the near 30-year "Open Lands" memorandum of understanding that allowed for the mutual easing of travel restrictions for U.S. and Russian personnel in respective host countries.
The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that "violations of the State border of the Russian Federation were not allowed" after an Su-35 fighter intercepted a U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft allegedly heading toward Russian airspace in the Pacific.
A new survey spanning 16 nations and regions, most of them U.S. allies, has shown the country's global image rebounded after President Joe Biden succeeded former President Donald Trump, but not a single country believed the United States any longer constituted a good example for democracy.
"How the U.S. intends to develop and strengthen its 'competitiveness' is its own business, but we are firmly opposed to the U.S. making an issue out of China and perceiving it as an 'imaginary enemy,'" Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin asserted Australia and the G-7 nations are "creating conflicts and differences in the international community."
"Technically, a lot of these tools that are being leveraged for ransomware are tools that were leaked from our own organization," one cybersecurity official told Newsweek on the condition of anonymity.
China's special envoy to the Korean Peninsula "reaffirmed China's willingness to enhance communication and coordination with Russia in a joint effort to maintain peace and stability," and a senior Russian official said his country was ready "to strengthen coordination and cooperation with China."
The general warned of instability in the Middle East as the United States pulls out of Afghanistan.
"There is zero truth to claims that U.S. forces will leave any equipment behind," U.S. Navy Commander Kyle Raines told Newsweek, as the U.S. and Russia accused one another of using military exercises to further destabilize the situation in Ukraine.
"Raman is a hostage. Lukashenko hijacked a passenger plane in order to capture him and subject him to that moral and physical humiliation," said Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya.
"Getting to bottom of the origin of this pandemic is not about assigning blame, it is about understanding how to prepare for the next pandemic, and the next one after that," a State Department spokesperson told Newsweek.
"We want the U.N. to bring food to starving children and protection to homeless families. We want the U.N. to be able to deliver vaccines in the middle of a global pandemic," U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield said.
Congress must take the lead in protecting our government, our corporations and our citizens against one of the most pressing foreign threats to our national security.
"We oppose politicization of the current situation and presume that the WHO should play a central role in identifying causes of the pandemic," the Russian embassy in Washington told Newsweek.
Pakistan ambassador to the U.N. Munir Akram told Newsweek that the East Turkestan Islamic Movement was among "the real threats of regional and international terrorism that exist in Afghanistan," but the State Department says "there has been no credible evidence that ETIM continues to exist."
Centrist Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid and right-wing Yamina leader Naftali Bennett have coalesced alongside the Kahol Lavan, Israel Beiteinu, Labor, New Hope, Meretz and Ra'am parties to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time in 12 years.
Belarus' intercept of Ryanair Flight 4978 was a "major concern to civil aviation," according to Safe Airspace, but there are far risker countries to fly over.
"What we need is to prepare the governance of the whole Schengen area to be able to face and address these challenges, to secure our citizens while also having free movement," EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson said.
"I actually think you can do everything you can to drive the Japanese to the right place...we ought to absolutely do more with Taiwan. We tried to do that we made some progress. We didn't get all the way home for sure there's an awful lot of space left to there," ex-State Secretary Mike Pompeo said.
China is "staring at possible chaos, rising anti-China feelings, and little hope that its planned China-Myanmar Economic Corridor can be materialized anytime soon," Thant Myint-U, an award-winning writer and historian of Myanmar origin, told Newsweek.
"I am convinced that the conflict can only be solved by political channels, and that should be clear to all involved," said German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.
"This virus originated in China and China has information that it has not shared with the global community about its origins, and that is information that we all need access to in order to prevent the next pandemic," a senior administration official told Newsweek.
Traditional banks have played their role in keeping too many people unbanked and underbanked for decades. Digital banks are creating the competition and growth the sector needs if it will adapt to new customers—but governments must support them.
Syrian Parliament Speaker Hammouda al-Sabbagh announced Thursday that the incumbent Assad had won 95.1% of the vote, or 13,540,860 ballots, figures likely to be met with skepticism from opposition figures and Western powers that have derided the race as a sham.
Qatar, a small wealthy monarchy long subject to an embargo by a quartet of influential Arab states, played a key role in ending an 11-day conflict between Israel and Hamas, with whom Doha has maintained ties despite reservations from its neighbors.