We know that rferl.org isn't the only website you read, and it's possible that you may have missed some of our most interesting journalism from the past week. To make sure you're up-to-date, here are some of the highlights produced by RFE/RL's team of correspondents, multimedia editors, and visual journalists over the past seven days.
Since the brutal crackdown began against protests disputing the results of the Belarusian presidential election on August 9, which are widely seen as falsified, many have come forward to tell horrific tales of torture and abuse at the hands of the country's security forces.
RFE/RL's Belarus Service collected the testimonies of people who say they were victims of state-sanctioned violence on the streets and in the jails. By RFE/RL's Belarus Service
And see our full coverage here: Crisis In Belarus
Nina Bahinskaya cuts a frail but resolute figure amid the crowds protesting the presidential election results in Belarus that are widely seen as rigged. She's been a regular feature at various demonstrations since 1988, and despite unprecedented police brutality against protesters, has been seen telling off security forces on the streets of Minsk. By By Ray Furlong, RFE/RL's Belarus Service, and Current Time
The eldest son of the Taliban's late founder has emerged from his father's shadow to become a key figure in the militant fundamentalist group. By Frud Bezhan
Iran is having a #metoo moment on Twitter with many women breaking years of silence and telling others about alleged sexual abuse and rape while exposing their abusers, some of whom are prominent figures. By Golnaz Esfandiari
Seldom-seen photographs from a Russian archive capture the reality of the war that was raging across Russia 100 years ago. By Amos Chapple
Flash floods caused by torrential rains have killed more than 100 people in Afghanistan. Authorities say at least 1,000 houses were destroyed in Parwan Province, just north of the capital, Kabul. There was also severe flooding in Maidan Wardak Province, west of Kabul. By RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan
In the lead-up to his suspected poisoning, Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny was carefully monitored, according to Russian news reports. Now, with doctors in Germany confirming he was poisoned, the scale of that long-term surveillance is coming to light. Except for when the poisoning actually occurred. By Yevgeniya Kotlyar and Michael Scollon
In 1982, amid the tensions of the Cold War, a 10-year-old American named Samantha Smith wrote a letter to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov, asking: "Why do you want to conquer the world or at least our country?" To everyone's great surprise, she received a detailed reply from Andropov that read: "I invite you, if your parents will let you, to come to our country."
Uzbekistan only allows weddings with up to 30 people -- a huge reduction from the hundreds of guests who normally attend. While some Uzbeks go around the restriction by throwing several smaller parties for different groups, others welcome the limitation as it saves them from big, traditional celebrations they often can't afford. By Farangis Najibullah and Khurmat Babadjanov
Beleaguered Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka stunned the world by arming himself with an assault rifle during massive protests against his rule on August 23. Here are some other strong-armed leaders snapped with guns. By RFE/RL