News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox


In major shift, Donald Trump to allow lawsuits against foreign firms in Cuba

The European Union has already warned it could lodge a challenge with the World Trade Organization.

Apr 17, 2019, 06:40 AM IST

Canada to reduce staff at Cuba embassy after another diplomat falls ill

Canadian and US diplomats in Havana first began complaining of dizziness, headaches and nausea in the spring of 2017.

Jan 31, 2019, 10:31 AM IST

Cubans use latex condoms to catch fish, ferment wine, fix punctures - Find out why

Ferment wine, fix punctures or tie up hair - latex condoms have become the ultimate multipurpose tool on the Communist-run island.

Sep 06, 2018, 21:53 PM IST

India seeks Cuba's help in empowering developing nations

President Ram Nath Kovind in Havana pointed out the "warmth and friendship" between the two nations, and insisted that developing countries "must work together to gain a better place in the global order".

Jun 23, 2018, 09:47 AM IST

Cuba holds parliament meeting to discuss constitutional reform

Raul Castro, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) and President Miguel Diaz-Canel have chaired an extraordinary session of the Caribbean nation`s parliament to discuss a constitutional reform.

Jun 03, 2018, 08:34 AM IST

Cuba marks end of an era as Raul Castro hands over to Miguel Diaz-Canel

Miguel Diaz-Canel was on Thursday formally elected as Cuba's new president, succeeding Raul Castro.

Apr 19, 2018, 19:13 PM IST

Castro rule nears end in Cuba as lawmakers vote on successor

Cuba's Raul Castro was just hours away from retiring as president on Wednesday, with his vice president Miguel Diaz-Canel set to replace him in a shift that will usher in the island's first non-Castro leader since the 1959 revolution.

Apr 19, 2018, 06:59 AM IST

Miguel Diaz-Canel formally proposed to replace Castro as Cuban president

Miguel Diaz-Canel was proposed in Cuba`s parliament on Wednesday as the sole candidate to replace Raul Castro as president.

Apr 19, 2018, 00:40 AM IST

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

 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'

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

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

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

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