Amnesty Says Many Political Prisoners In Iran On Hunger Strike To Protest Conditions
Amnesty International says more than a dozen political prisoners have gone on hunger strike in a prison in Karaj, northwest of the Iranian capital, Tehran, to protest the “cruel, inhuman, and degrading conditions” they have been forced to endure.
Ukraine Rejects Claims It Supplied Rocket Engines To North Korea
Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council has rejected reports that Kyiv supplied missile technology to North Korea, saying that such claims amounted to Russian disinformation.
U.S. Hits Russians, Chinese With New Sanctions Over North Korea
The United States has imposed new economic sanctions against a series of Chinese and Russian companies and individuals, accusing them of aiding the North Korean regime and its missile and nuclear programs.
Belarus Invites Observers To Monitor 'Zapad 2017' Exercises, But NATO Critical
The Belarusian Defense Ministry has invited observers from several countries to the Zapad 2017 joint Belarusian-Russian military exercise that takes place September 14-20 in Belarus, but NATO has said such efforts "fall short."
Neighbors Help Georgia Fight Wildfire In National Park
Georgia is getting help from neighboring countries to fight a wildfire that doubled in size in a day.