The fighting outside Damascus comes a day after the Arab League announced it was suspending its observer mission to Syria.
With many of Haiti's physical banks destroyed, Haitians are beginning to rely on their cell phones as 'mobile wallets.'
The arrest of at least 10 reporters since the turn of the year and new Internet restrictions point to a battening down of social control ahead of Iran's March elections.
Efrain Rios Montt came to power in a coup and oversaw some of Guatemala's most atrocious civil war crimes.
In the past year Rio has seen exploding manhole covers and numerous transit accidents. It might be time to rethink the city's antiquated building codes, says guest blogger Julia Michaels.