Iran leader meets with Fidel Castro during stop in Havana

2016-09-20 09:27

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has met with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and his brother President Raul Castro during a state visit in Havana.

Fidel Castro makes first public appearance in 9 months

2016-04-08 08:39

Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro appeared in public for the first time in nine months, chatting with school children and criticising Barack Obama's recent visit.

Francis meets Fidel

2015-09-20 21:46

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Havana's Revolution Square and met with former leader Fidel Castro.

Fidel Castro seen in rare public outing

2015-07-05 10:30

Cuban state television has broadcast images of former president Fidel Castro meeting cheese experts during a rare trip outside his Havana home.

France's Hollande meets Fidel Castro, urges end to embargo

2015-05-12 11:37

French President Francois Hollande has called for an end to the US embargo on Cuba, as he met with Fidel Castro during the first visit by a Western leader since Washington and Havana moved to restore ties.

Fidel Castro appears in public for first time in over a year

2015-04-04 16:42

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro, 88, has appeared in public "full of vitality" for the first time in more than a year, greeting a delegation of Venezuelans.

Fidel Castro: I don't trust the US

2015-01-27 07:38

Fidel Castro has said in a letter attributed to him that he does not trust the US, nor has he spoken with representatives from the country.

Loosening of embargo to ease Cuba travel, trade

2015-01-15 20:00

The Obama administration is putting a large dent in the US embargo against Cuba as of Friday, significantly loosening restrictions on American trade and investment.

Cuban cigars get a foot in the US market

2014-12-21 11:45

Cuban cigars are set to enjoy a strong come back in the US after President Obama announced plans to restore diplomatic ties with the Caribbean island.

Cuba doctors at forefront of Ebola crisis

2014-10-22 05:57

Cuba's contribution of hundreds of doctors and nurses to fight Ebola puts the island at the forefront of the international response and is even thawing relations with a sworn enemy the US.


Fidel Castro at 90 thanks Cuba, slams Obama

2016-08-13 22:31

Fidel Castro has written a long letter thanking Cubans for their support on his 90th birthday and once again criticising US President Barack Obama.

Castro says US must return Gitmo to Cuba

2015-09-29 16:09

Cuba and the United States can normalise ties only after Washington ends its trade embargo and returns the Guantanamo US naval base to Cuban control.

Castro to Obama: You owe us millions

2015-08-13 16:52

Fidel Castro has marked his 89th birthday by insisting the United States owes Cuba "many millions of dollars" because of the half-century-old American trade embargo.

Bloemfontein's Fidel Castro building gets mixed response

2015-07-02 12:45

The name change of the old CR Swart building in Bloemfontein to honour former Cuban president Fidel Castro has received a mixed response.

Cubans hail their removal from US terrorism list

2015-04-15 16:54

Cuban officials and ordinary citizens alike have hailed the island's removal from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying the move by President Barack Obama heals a decades-old insult.

First pic of Fidel Castro in 5 months

2015-02-03 15:33

Cuba has published the first photos of Fidel Castro in more than five months, showing the 88-year-old former leader engaged in what appears to be a lively conversation with a university student.

US, Cuba move a step closer toward embassies

2015-01-23 14:56

Still at odds over human rights, the US and Cuba closed two days of historic talks in Havana with some progress toward restoring diplomatic ties after a half-century of estrangement.

Cuba denies convening foreign media

2015-01-09 17:59

Cuba has denied reports it had summoned foreign media to a press conference amid reports that 88-year-old Fidel Castro's health is deteriorating.

Fidel Castro wins China's Confucius Peace Prize

2014-12-11 14:42

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is this year's winner of the Confucius Peace Prize, China's alternative to the Nobel Prize.

Hemingway grandsons push for Cuba marlin conservation

2014-09-09 06:30

Ernest Hemingway's grandsons sailed into the fishing village that inspired "The Old Man and the Sea" in a campaign to save game fish like the giant marlin that dragged the fictitious Santiago out to sea.

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