"Iran will not allow anyone to bring terrorists, whom we have fought for many years in Syria, to our border points under any pretext," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said as conflict raged nearby between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
"We do not accept reckless smearing and groundless accusations against China," a spokesperson for Beijing's embassy in Washington told Newsweek.
"As partners in this Quad, it is more critical now than ever that we collaborate to protect our people and partners from the CCP's exploitation, corruption, and coercion," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said alongside Australian, Indian and Japanese officials.
Turkey is involved in conflicts in Syria, Libya and between Armenia and Azerbaijan, but has of far avoided a direct clash with fellow NATO member Greece over energy reserves in the Mediterranean Sea.
"We've been here our whole life, and we are staying here to do what we can. It would be wrong not to worry, but it would be wrong to panic and leave your post," Artsakh representative to the U.S. told Newsweek.
The situation at the Line of Control dividing India and Pakistan at Kashmir "remains tense and unpredictable," United Nations Peacekeeping told Newsweek.
As their countries battle at home, Newsweek spoke to Armenian and Azerbaijani ambassadors to the U.S., who disagree on much but both see Washington as having an important role in resolving their deadly conflict.
After journalists arrived at the site and began to inspect, a Hezbollah spokesperson told Newsweek that "with this tour, journalists saw directly and with their bare eyes what these sites are."
On Tuesday, both Turkey and Iran reportedly found themselves directly involved in the battle, while the U.S. and Russia remained closely engaged, calling for an immediate de-escalation.
Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, has died at the age of 91, according to state-run media reports.
Only 16 percent of adults surveyed across 14 countries said they had confidence in Trump to do the right thing when it comes to world affairs.
"What the whole world should be concerned about is the complete disregard for international law and, in particular, for the United Nations system that the Trump Administration has shown in recent actions," Venezuelan Vice Minister Carlos Ron told Newsweek.
"Maintaining the safety of our personnel and resources, as well as our allies and regional partners, is of the utmost importance and we remain committed to ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific for all nations," Pacific Air Forces told Newsweek.
"As with all activity in the region, we are aware of and closely monitoring the exercise," U.S. European Command spokesperson Navy Lieutenant Commander Russ Wolfkiel told Newsweek.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin championed the principle of multilateralism in their U.N. remarks but U.S. President Donald Trump weaponized his speech against Beijing and the WHO.
Columns of smoke could be seen rising from the southern town of Ain Qana after reports of a large blast, where Lebanon's Hezbollah told Newsweek mines planted during the 2006 war with Israel caused the explosion.
"If they play around, if they want to play the game, they've got some big problems," President Donald Trump warned.
"It's nothing new," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said as his Council of Foreign Relations talk was interrupted by yet even more stringent measures by the United States against the Islamic Republic.
Pentagon spokesperson John Supple told Newsweek that China's air and naval show of force was another example of the country "using its military as a tool of coercion with Taiwan and other neighbors,"
India and Pakistan accused one another of launching "unprovoked" aggressions in statements sent to Newsweek, while yet another standoff involving China kept the region on edge.
"The Russian role is as influential as the American role, so we are counting on them to reach understandings that stop the crisis and end the war," Syrian Democratic Council co-chair Riad Darar told Newsweek.
"China and Russia are united like a mountain, and their friendship is unbreakable," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.
"The theft of intellectual property by the People's Republic of China costs America as much as $500 billion a year," U.S. counterintelligence chief William Evanina told Newsweek.
"We will always make ourselves available to facilitate this dialogue if requested by the parties involved," Qatari ambassador to the U.S. Meshal bin Hamid Al Thani told Newsweek.
"Both Qatar and the United States recognize that a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians is important to the stability of the Middle East," Qatari ambassador to the U.S. Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani told Newsweek.
Indian Army spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand told Newsweek on Friday that there has been "no change on the ground yet" even after top diplomats from Beijing and New Delhi vowed to disengage from their tense border standoff.
President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa agreed to the "establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain."
The Polish National Defense Ministry told Newsweek it "assesses that recent anti-Polish narrative expressed by authorities of some nations participating in the exercise is motivated mainly by their internal propaganda needs."
The latest blaze in Beirut broke out far from the site of the blast that killed more than 190 people last month, but last week Lebanese authorities discovered several tons of explosive ammonium nitrate at the port.
"The Arab League not approving a condemnation of the UAE-Israel normalization deal doesn't mean or suggest a consent for member states to normalize relations with Israel," top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told Newsweek.