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.
Pakistani permanent representative to the U.N. Munir Akram said the United States sought a military alliance with India but this would be "wrong" and "bad for the West."
"It is obvious that things could escalate at any moment, so there is an ever-present danger of war between Pakistan and India," Pakistan's permanent representative to the U.N. told Newsweek.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board members Sharon Squassoni and Scott Sagan looked at South Asia and the Korean Peninsula as likely nuclear flashpoints, but both blamed U.S. policies.
"We have no indication thus far that this was in any way caused by a deliberate attack or bombing of any kind," Lebanese ambassador to the United States Gabriel Issa said in a statement sent to Newsweek.
India's forces have met two major challenges along disputed Kashmir borders with China and Pakistan, two neighbors with increasingly close ties.
"I'm very thankful to Allah for granting me a second life. It is a miracle," Mohammad Zubair said.
The Airbus A320 was travelling from Lahore when it crashed in Pakistan's largest city.
"I have never seen aerosol values so low in the Indo-Gangetic Plain at this time of year," said NASA scientist Pawan Gupta.
The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons defined China, France, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. as nuclear states, but India, Pakistan, North Korea and, though officially neither confirmed nor denied, Israel have since acquired such weapons.
Chinese authorities say locusts could reach the country from a number of entry points but for the moment, the risk remains low.
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"Eight million people made to live in a siege, it's a slap on the face of the international community," Pakistani ambassador to the U.S. Asad Majeed Khan told Newsweek.
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China "supports the Pakistani side" and says "the rights and wrongs are clear" in Kashmir, but there's an even wider game of geopolitical competition playing out in Asia.
Japan's Abe Shinzo said "there is something only Japan can do here, given its alliance relationship with the United States and the long-standing amicable ties with Iran," Pakistan's Imran Khan said it's "a complex issue, but we'll try our best."
Pakistani's Azad Kashmir President Masood Khan recently told Newsweek a war with India would "be tantamount to nuclear Armageddon."
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"Any military exchange will not remain limited, it can and we fear it would escalate to the nuclear level, that is tantamount to nuclear armageddon," Azad Kashmir President Masood Khan tells Newsweek.
"Supposing a country seven times smaller than its neighbor is faced with the choice: either you surrender, or you fight for your freedom till death," Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan told the U.N.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said India has "threatened the peace and security of the region" through their "unilateral, illegal action" against Kashmir.
Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Rajmohan Gandhi and Pakistani American rock musician Salman Ahmad call for "strategic, realistic and nonviolent noncooperation with the government of India" in Kashmir.
Khan lamented the huge human and economic cost of the War on Terror, noting that Pakistan "took a real battering."
A Pakistani cabinet member tells Newsweek he is "extremely worried about an escalation" from India in response to the situation in Kashmir.
"We are very fearful," Pakistani ambassador to the U.S. Asad Majeed Khan told Newsweek, warning Kashmir is "not just a serious and grave humanitarian crisis, but a danger to peace and security in the region."
"India should be stopped and it's the duty of the United States of America," Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider told Newsweek as the United Nations also expressed concern.