Articles about Cuba

Havana: 22 killed after 'gas leak' blast rips hotel apart

07 May 2022

World
Havana: 22 killed after 'gas leak' blast rips hotel apart

A massive explosion struck one of Cuba's most luxurious five-star hotels, killing at least 22 people and injuring 74 others.

Mehul Choksi, fugitive businessman, goes missing in Antigua; probe on

25 May 2021

India
Mehul Choksi, fugitive businessman, goes missing in Antigua; probe on

Mehul Choksi - the fugitive jewelry businessman wanted in India in connection with the Rs. 14,000 crore PNB loan fraud - has gone missing in the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, where he had been residing since 2018.

Raul Castro confirms he's resigning, ending long era in Cuba

17 Apr 2021

World
Raul Castro confirms he's resigning, ending long era in Cuba

Raul Castro said on Friday that he is resigning as head of Cuba's Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by him and his brother Fidel Castro that began with the 1959 revolution.

Cuba: President Kovind pays homage to revolutionary leader Fidel Castro

22 Jun 2018

World
Cuba: President Kovind pays homage to revolutionary leader Fidel Castro

President Ram Nath Kovind has paid tribute to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Santiago de Cuba, describing the late leader as a great friend of India who lent strength to the voice of developing countries in the international arena.

Paramaribo: President Kovind will perform yoga with Suriname counterpart Bouterse

21 Jun 2018

World
Paramaribo: President Kovind will perform yoga with Suriname counterpart Bouterse

President Ram Nath Kovind will perform yoga asanas along with his Suriname counterpart Desire Delano Bouterse in Paramaribo today to observe the International Day of Yoga in this Latin American country.

Cuba: Ageing airliner crashes shortly after take-off, kills 100

19 May 2018

World
Cuba: Ageing airliner crashes shortly after take-off, kills 100

In what is being called the worst aviation accident to hit Cuba in the last three decades, an ageing aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff on Friday, leaving 100 people dead. 3 survivors were rushed to the hospital.

Fidel Castro's eldest son 'Fidelito,' depression patient, kills himself

02 Feb 2018

World
Fidel Castro's eldest son 'Fidelito,' depression patient, kills himself

Cuba's late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro's eldest son Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart committed suicide yesterday. He was 68.

Suspected 'sonic attack:' US mulls closing embassy in Cuba

18 Sep 2017

World
Suspected 'sonic attack:' US mulls closing embassy in Cuba

The US is considering closing down its embassy in Havana after several diplomatic staff reported health problems.

Hurricane Irma evacuation: Florida running out of time

10 Sep 2017

World
Hurricane Irma evacuation: Florida running out of time

After sowing the seeds of destruction in Cuba, Hurricane Irma is powering towards Florida and is expected to make landfall soon.

US and Canadian diplomats in Cuba suffer headaches/hearing loss

11 Aug 2017

World
US and Canadian diplomats in Cuba suffer headaches/hearing loss

A Canadian diplomat stationed in Cuba has suffered hearing loss and headaches, prompting the Canadian foreign ministry to launch an investigation.

Trump partially rolls back Obama's reconciliation with Cuba

17 Jun 2017

World
Trump partially rolls back Obama's reconciliation with Cuba

President Donald Trump unveiled the new US policy towards Cuba, partially rolling back his predecessor Barack Obama's "completely one-sided deal."

Trump expected to unveil new Cuba policy next week

10 Jun 2017

World
Trump expected to unveil new Cuba policy next week

US President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new Cuba policy in speech in a Miami on June 16.

Trump administration close to completing Cuba policy review

30 May 2017

World
Trump administration close to completing Cuba policy review

Sources have revealed that the Trump administration is close to completing a policy review which will determine the degree to which former President Barack Obama's engagement with Cuba could be rolled back.