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Putin pledges to help Cuba explore for offshore oil

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 03:33

Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to help revive Cuba`s struggling offshore oil exploration on Friday at the start of a six-day tour of Latin America as Russia aims to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island.

Putin meets Fidel Castro at start of Latin American tour

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 01:32

Russian President Vladimir Putin met former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and current President Raul Castro on Friday to begin a six-day tour of Latin America in which Russia is seeking to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island.

Fidel Castro `dismayed` over Garcia Marquez death: VP

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 03:16

Fidel Castro is "dismayed" over the recent death of literary legend Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was a longtime friend of the Cuban revolutionary icon, a senior official said Friday.

Fidel Castro `dismayed` over Garcia Marquez death: VP Miguel Diaz-Canel

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 23:58

Fidel Castro is "dismayed" over the recent death of literary legend Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was a longtime friend of the Cuban revolutionary icon, a senior official said on Friday.

Fidel, Chavez moment after failed 2002 coup captured

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 02:21

Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez shared their amazement and joy upon the triumphal return to power of the late Venezuelan leader after a brief coup in 2002, an exchange vividly captured in a transcript released on Friday.

Cuban revolutionary heroine Melba Hernandez dies at 92

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 03:15

Cuban revolutionary heroine Melba Hernandez, one of only two women to accompany Fidel Castro in a 1953 assault widely seen as the start of the country`s communist revolution, has died, official media reported Monday. She was 92.

Cuban revolutionary heroine Melba Hernandez dies at 92

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 03:11

Cuban revolutionary heroine Melba Hernandez, one of only two women to accompany Fidel Castro in a 1953 assault widely seen as the start of the country`s communist revolution, has died, official media reported Monday. She was 92.

UN chief meets with Fidel Castro in Havana

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 03:39

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has met with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana.

Fidel Castro appears in first photo in months

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 00:37

Official media have published the first photo of former Cuban President Fidel Castro in more than four months.

Barack Obama-Raul Castro handshake sparks buzz, draws flak

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 09:51

After the rare, unanticipated gesture of handshake between US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro created a stir, the White House down played the event by saying that it was not a "pre-planned encounter".

Nelson Mandela Memorial: As It Happened

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 10:16

11000 security men have been deployed for the event.

Vice Prez Ansari meets revolutionary icon Fidel Castro

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 20:32

Making the first-ever bilateral visit to communist Cuba by any Indian VVIP, Vice President Hamid Ansari called on revolutionary icon Fidel Castro and had a "very warm and affectionate" meeting with him.