Amir Mirzaei Hekmati is accused of committing espionage against Iran when he traveled to the country in August 2011. On Monday, Iran announced it would put him to death.
Rather than ship business to China, more U.S. high tech companies are choosing to setup up factories just across the U.S. border in Mexico. Low-tech businesses have been doing it for decades, but the new arrivals are decidedly different.
At the height of the Arab Spring in Egypt, protesters burned the little-known Institut D’Egypt. Inside were hundreds, thousands, of rare books and manuscripts. Many were burned or inundated with water as firefighters tried to extinguish the fire. Now preservationists are trying to save what's left.
Kamal Labwani spent the better parts of the past decade in a Syrian jail. We was freed last year, fled to Jordan and continue to agitate for the overthrow of the Syrian regime, led by Bashar al-Assad.
As the price of gold stays at record high levels, it's caused a resurgence in the mining industry in Nicaragua. One of the Western Hemisphere's poorest countries, it's enjoyed the greatest growth in GDP in recent years because of gold mining.
While many in Tunisia are nervous about having an avowed Islamist party in power, the Ennahda say they're not interested in telling people how to have a relationship with God. And they have a bigger focus: creating the jobs the country desperately needs.
Gustavo Petro was a Colombian guerrilla for years. He was arrested and sent to jail. But now, after he and his group laid down their arms and he joined the political process, he's ascended to the mayorship of Colombia's capital and largest city — often a stepping stone to the country's presidency.
Evo Morales swept into power in Bolivia as the first indigenous president in a nation that counts indigneous people as almost two-thirds of its population. He promised reforms and has followed through, though many say they're not far-reaching enough. Or they're just not buying in at all.
Lake Kivu has long sustained Rwanda with its fish. The new hope is that the lake, which is heavily saturated with methane and carbon dioxide, will produce the sorts of energy supplies that could make it easier to get power in the country.
India, a country struggling to meet surging demand for power, has turned to small renewable stations on people's homes to help make sure there's a continuous supply of power.