Cuba

Fidel Castro's eldest son commits suicide, say reports

Fidel Castro's eldest son commits suicide, say reports

Castro Junior, 68, also known as "Fidelito" because of how much he looked like his father, had initially been hospitalized for depression and then continued treatment outside of hospital.

Feb 02, 2018, 07:05 AM IST
Cuban revolutionary leader Armando Hart dies at 87

Cuban revolutionary leader Armando Hart dies at 87

 Armando Hart Davalos, a key figure of the Cuban revolution and close friend of Fidel Castro, died Sunday in Havana at the age of 87.

Nov 27, 2017, 10:05 AM IST

Cuba, North Korea reject 'unilateral and arbitrary' US demands

Cuba`s foreign minister and his North Korean counterpart rejected the United States` "unilateral and arbitrary" demands on Wednesday while expressing concern about escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula, the ministry said.

Nov 23, 2017, 12:07 PM IST

US to vote against UN resolution calling for end to Cuba embargo

The United States will vote against a U.N. General Assembly resolution on Wednesday calling for the lifting of the decades-old U.S. economic embargo against Cuba, reversing an abstention by Washington last year.

Nov 01, 2017, 16:13 PM IST

Cuba slams reports of sonic attacks as 'totally false'

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez has branded as totally false the alleged sonic attacks.

Oct 29, 2017, 12:16 PM IST

Tropical storm Philippe crosses Cuba towards Florida

Tropical storm Philippe formed over Cuban skies Saturday and is on a path to strike south Florida, Cuban and US metrologists said Saturday.

Oct 29, 2017, 06:11 AM IST

Guantanamo detainee sentenced to 13 years on terrorism charges: Pentagon

A Saudi man who is being held at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was sentenced on Friday to 13 years in prison on terrorism charges, the Pentagon said in a statement.

Oct 14, 2017, 10:33 AM IST

Cuba could stop 'attacks' against Americans: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump`s chief of staff said on Thursday that Washington believes Havana could put a halt to the mysterious incidents that have sickened nearly two dozen American diplomats and some tourists in Cuba.

Oct 13, 2017, 05:38 AM IST
US halves Cuba diplomatic staff over mysterious 'attacks'

US halves Cuba diplomatic staff over mysterious 'attacks'

Routine visa operations will also be suspended indefinitely, in response to the mysterious health attacks that left several US embassy staff with brain injuries and hearing loss. 

Sep 29, 2017, 22:04 PM IST
After Irma ravages Havana, city highlights housing replacement drive

After Irma ravages Havana, city highlights housing replacement drive

Around 50,000 families in total were in need of new housing.

Sep 17, 2017, 12:49 PM IST
Cuban government says 10 people killed by Hurricane Irma

Cuban government says 10 people killed by Hurricane Irma

A statement from civil defence authorities said the victims perished due to various causes such as accidents.

Sep 11, 2017, 18:53 PM IST
Irma pummels Cuba as Florida hunkers for a hit; 25 killed

Irma pummels Cuba as Florida hunkers for a hit; 25 killed

Hurricane Irma pummeled the north coast of Cuba Saturday, inflicting "significant damage" as millions of people in the US state of Florida hunkered down for a direct hit from the monster storm.

Sep 10, 2017, 00:12 AM IST
Irma weakens to Category 3, expected to strengthen again: US forecasters

Irma weakens to Category 3, expected to strengthen again: US forecasters

Hurricane Irma weakened to a Category Three storm Saturday as it pummeled the north coast of Cuba, but US forecasters said it would likely regain power as it heads to the US state of Florida.

Sep 09, 2017, 20:53 PM IST
Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Cuba as massive storm, millions evacuated

Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Cuba as massive storm, millions evacuated

Hurricane Irma made landfall as a maximum-strength Category Five storm late Friday, US forecasters said, after leaving a trail of death and destruction on a string of Caribbean islands.

Sep 09, 2017, 18:57 PM IST
Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Cuba as Category 5

Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Cuba as Category 5

Jose, expected to reach the northeastern Caribbean on Saturday, was an extremely dangerous storm nearing Category 5 status, with winds of up to 155 mph (250 kph), the NHC said on Friday. 

Sep 09, 2017, 09:43 AM IST

Millions in Florida evacuate as Hurricane Irma pounds Cuba

Millions of residents in Florida were ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Irma roared toward the state on Friday after lashing Cuba, killing 21 people in the eastern Caribbean and leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake. 

Sep 09, 2017, 08:48 AM IST

Despite setback in relations, Cuba to continue dialogue with United States

Castro said that Trump's decisions ignored large sectors of the US and most Cuban emigrants in support of lifting the embargo and normalising bilateral ties, and merely satisfied a small group in Florida.

Jul 15, 2017, 11:11 AM IST
Russia criticises US for 'anti-Cuban' approach, says it sides with Cuba

Russia criticises US for 'anti-Cuban' approach, says it sides with Cuba

The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that "anti-Cuban" actions recently announced by Washington were regrettable and that Moscow confirmed its solidarity with Havana.

Jun 18, 2017, 15:18 PM IST

Donald Trump expected to unveil new Cuba policy as early as next Friday

Trump’s aides are nearing completion of a review of relations with Cuba and are expected to send recommendations to his national security team.

Jun 10, 2017, 08:29 AM IST

Cuba faces last May Day parade under Fidel Castro

The Cuban government`s traditional May Day parade Monday is the last to be overseen by President Raul Castro -- and the first without his late brother and revolutionary predecessor Fidel.

May 01, 2017, 10:48 AM IST