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."
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised "tens of millions" of vaccinations in the next three months.
The billionaire founder of Alibaba and Ant Group has reportedly not made a public appearance in two months.
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.
A pound of Saffron can cost up to $5,000 by the time it reaches the West, making it one of the costliest spices in the world. Now growers of the spice in Kashmir are unsure whether the centuries-old family tradition has a future.
Nearly 60 attendees were reportedly on board a clothing-optional cruise with gogo boys and an open bar before the vessel began sinking.
Recently, 15 polls have shown that a majority of Scottish voters support leaving Great Britain. Plus, two-thirds of Scottish voters opposed Great Britain leaving the European Union.
Rod Phillips was accused of trying to hide his trip by pre-scheduling posts to social media in non-tropical settings.
"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.
The wild animal had strayed from the nearby Tsavo East National Park when it attacked the man in Makueni, Kenya, on Wednesday.
"It's absolutely vital that this year, everybody continues to follow the guidance by staying at home and not mixing," said Stephen Powis, England's National Health Service's medical director.
"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.
China's president has ordered that all coronavirus research must be approved by a task force before publication, according to internal documents.
"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.
Beijing said it had successfully deterred democratic Taiwan's independence movement in 2020.
Tehran is looking ahead to possible sanctions relief and a revived nuclear deal with President-elect Joe Biden.
Indian and Chinese forces have been locked in a stalemate along the 2,100-mile Line of Actual Control since deadly skirmishes claimed the lives of at least 20 soldiers in the summer.
Two German men and one British man have been arrested under suspicion of leading an international arms ring that sold guns to drug traffickers along the Costa del Sol in southern Spain.