The good news is that many Americans accused of spying in Iran are eventually released. The bad news for Amir Mirzaei Hekmati is that Iranian-Americans have it rougher.
The Australian survived, but tourists who assume that extreme venues in Africa are safe may be fooling themselves.
For more than two decades an osprey known simply as 'Lady' has returned to Scotland, drawing attention to the country's role as a wildlife haven.
Attacks by Islamist group Boko Haram are 'worse than civil war' of 1960s, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says, but a nationwide fuel strike sparked by a cut in subsidies presents him with his toughest challenge.
Taiwan courts continued recognition as an independent country from select Latin American nations, while Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tries to bolster ties to regional allies.
Iranian-American Mirzaei Hekmati was sentenced to death in Iran today after being accused of spying for the US – a charge leveled against Americans in Iran many times before.
Responding to a question on the latest European economic crisis in Hungary, Italy's minister of economic development warned: 'Our worst enemy right now is populism.'
The Arab League monitors will make their report on Syria today as critics worry the mission is not credible.