The trial is expected to mostly take place behind closed doors due to national security concerns. It is expected to run until at least December 12.
The foreigners "suspected of espionage" were trying to enter Gramsh factory in central Albania, which is used for dismantling derelict weapons, officials say.
For years, the US intelligence community has dedicated resources to countering the threat of terrorism. Pivoting to Beijing won't be easy.
The announcement comes amid diplomatic tensions between Tehran and Stockholm, after a Swedish court sentenced a former Iranian prison official to life for war crimes.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard detains several foreigners, including Britain's second most senior envoy in Tehran, for alleged acts of espionage such as taking soil samples in restricted military areas, state media report.
Benjamin Briere has been charged with espionage and propaganda against Iran after being arrested in May 2020.
The "Two Michaels" were arrested in China in December 2018 shortly after Canada arrested Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou on a US extradition request.
The man identified as David S was working at the British Embassy in Berlin and is suspected of having passed on work documents to the Russians, German federal prosecutors say.
Estonia's consul to Saint Petersburg has been detained for activities "incompatible with the status of a diplomatic worker" and "openly hostile" to Russia, the FSB security service said.
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Moscow's embassy in Italy hopes the detention of a Russian diplomat in Italy will not affect bilateral relations as Italy summons Russia's envoy following the arrest of an Italian navy captain on allegations of spying for Moscow.
Russia has declared Bulgaria’s military attache assistant “persona non-grata”. The move follows Sofia removing a Russian diplomat accused of spying on US troops.
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