Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to hold historic meeting in Cuba

Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in what could be a landmark step towards healing the 1,000-year-old rift between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity.

France welcomes Cuba`s Castro in historic visit

Cuba`s Communist President Raul Castro starts his official trip to Paris on Monday, his first-ever state visit to Europe.

U.S. to transfer al Qaeda suspect from Guantanamo to Kuwait

The United States released a suspected al Qaeda propagandist to the government of Kuwait on Friday.

Barack Obama to deliver his last State of the Union on January 12, 2016

US President Barack Obama would deliver his last State of the Union Address on January 12 to highlight the "remarkable" achievements of his presidency like the restoration of ties with Cuba, work on a historic nuclear deal with Iran and the global climate change agreement.

US, Cuba to 'resume' regular flights

Cuba and the United States reached an agreement on Wednesday night that will allow U.S. commercial airlines to begin operating flights to the island for the first time in decades, according to U.S. officials with knowledge of the discussion.

Cuba says Obama welcome to visit but not to meddle

Cuba says Obama welcome to visit but not to meddle

 US President Barack Obama is welcome to visit Cuba but not to meddle in its internal affairs, a senior foreign ministry official said on Wednesday on the eve of the first anniversary of the two countries` historic rapprochement.

Cuba seals `historic` debt pact with Paris Club

The Paris Club is an informal group of public creditors created in 1956. Its members include officials from 20 industrialised countries who meet to try to resolve payment problems of debtor nations.

Killers of thousands on 9/11 can't stand female guards!

Killers of thousands on 9/11 can't stand female guards!

Muslim detainees at Guantanamo claim that physical contact with women outside their immediate families violated their religious beliefs.

Cuba marks rights day with dozens of arrests

Cuba marked Human Rights Day by detaining dozens of opposition activists or barring them from leaving their homes Thursday to prevent protests against the communist authorities, rights groups said.


Cuba returns US fugitive in sign of renewed diplomacy

An American man wanted on firearms charges was brought back from Cuba on Tuesday, marking the first fugitive returned since the two nations restored diplomatic ties this year.

`9/11 Five` head back to court, though trial still distant

The five men accused of plotting the September 11, 2001 attacks -- including the alleged mastermind -- are this week due back in US military court, though their prospects for an actual trial remain elusive.

US repatriates 108 Cuban migrants

The US has repatriated 108 Cuban migrants who were picked up at sea in recent days trying to reach American shores in unseaworthy vessels, the US Coast Guard said today.

Cubans protest new Ecuador visa regulation

Hundreds of Cubans protested at the Ecuadorian embassy in Cuba on Friday, a day after the Andean nation announced they would need visas to enter the country as of Dec. 1.

Costa Rica busts migrant-trafficking ring

Costa Rican authorities have broke up a ring connected to an international network that smuggled migrants from Cuba, Asia and Africa willing to pay up to USD 30,000 each for a chance to make their way to the United States, officials said.

Raul Castro begins first state visit to Mexico

Cuban President Raul Castro began his first state visit to Mexico Friday, with Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto seeking to boost economic ties as the two nations relaunch once-chilly relations.

Cuba, US to discuss steps for normalisation of ties

A Cuba-US bilateral commission will meet in Washington on Tuesday to discuss further steps for normalisation of relations between the two countries, the Cuban Foreign Ministry has said.

In a first, Italian PM Matteo Renzi visits Cuba

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi kicked off a visit to Cuba, the first ever by an Italian head of government, seeking a trade foothold as the communist island renews ties with the US and Europe.

UN votes to end embargo on Cuba, US says no

The United Nations General Assembly has backed a resolution that Cuba has been submitting every year since 1992.

India opposes unilateral embargoes, joins call to lift Cuba sanctions

India reiterated its unambiguous opposition to unilateral embargoes imposed by countries through their domestic laws as New Delhi voted on Tuesday for a resolution calling for an end to the United States embargo against Cuba.

Cuba truck accident kills 13, injures 20

Initial investigations give loss of vehicle control as the cause of the accident.