Fidel Castro compares NATO to Nazis, lashes out at US

Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro lashed out at the United States and Europe yesterday, accusing them of war-mongering and comparing the NATO military alliance's representatives to the Nazi SS.

Putin pledges to help Cuba explore for offshore oil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fidel Castro appears in first photo in months

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

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

11000 security men have been deployed for the event.

Vice Prez Ansari meets revolutionary icon Fidel Castro

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.

Meeting with Fidel Castro highlight of visit to Cuba: Ansari

Fidel Castro is "fit and in good shape", Vice President Hamid Ansari said today after a meeting with the revolutionary icon which he described as the "highlight" of his visit to Cuba.

Vice President Ansari meets revolutionary icon Fidel Castro

Vice President Hamid Ansari`s meeting with revolutionary hero Fidel Castro was the high point of the first ever bilateral visit by any Indian VVIP to Cuba, during which the two countries also inked an agreement on cooperation in broadcasting.

Fidel Castro rejects alleged Cuban refusal to host Snowden

Fidel Castro said in remarks published today that no Cuban official should have denied US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden entry to the communist-run island, as alleged by a Russian newspaper.

Cuba`s Fidel Castro says didn`t expect to live to 87

In a long, wide-ranging article taking up three pages of Communist Party newspaper Granma, Castro, whose birthday was tomorrow, wrote about being stricken with a near-fatal intestinal ailment on July 26, 2006.

Fidel knew Chavez was dying: Ecuadorian president

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa says Cuba`s Fidel Castro told him in December 2012 that then-Venezuelan head of state Hugo Chavez would be dead within months.

Fidel Castro meets Maradona

Cuba`s former president and revolutionary leader Fidel Castro had a "fraternal meeting" with the former soccer star Diego Armando Maradona.

In rare appearance, Fidel inaugurates school in Cuba

Leaders inaugurating public works projects is a staple of Cuba, and a surprisingly spry-looking 86-year-old Fidel Castro has done it for the first time since stepping aside as president in 2006.

Cuba`s President Raul Castro to retire in 2018

In an unexpected announcement, Cuban President Raul Castro said that he would stand down at the end of his second term in 2018.