Cuba

Cuban doctor with Ebola 'improving' in Geneva hospital

HAVANA - The Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Sierra Leone is improving with each day and eating normally, though he is still weak, a Swiss hospital said on Friday.

Broadway finds a new stage in an old venue: Cuba

HAVANA - In Bob Nederlander Jr.'s mission to export Broadway to new markets around the world, he found an old one where the American art form lay dormant for a least 50 years - communist Cuba.

Entertainment, Arts, 26 Nov 2014

Cuba to stage 'Rent' - first Broadway musical in more than 50 years

HAVANA - Cuba will stage its first Broadway musical in more than 50 years when "Rent" starts a three-month run on Dec. 24, producers said on Monday.

Entertainment, Music, 24 Nov 2014

U.S. releases Guantanamo prisoner to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON - A Saudi inmate held for 12 years at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on suspicion of fighting in Afghanistan for al Qaeda has been transferred to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. Defense Department said on Saturday.

Cuban migrants head off from Caymans, bound for Honduras

GEORGE TOWN Cayman Islands - A group of 15 Cuban migrants waved to onlookers as they set sail from Grand Cayman aboard a 14-foot homemade boat on Friday after a brief overnight stop, hoping to make the risky 400-mile journey across the Caribbean to the north coast of Honduras.

World, 21 Nov 2014

Cuban migrants head off from Caymans, bound for Honduras

GEORGE TOWN Cayman Islands - A group of 15 Cuban migrants waved to onlookers as they set sail from Grand Cayman aboard a 14-foot homemade boat on Friday after a brief overnight stop, hoping to make the risky 400-mile journey across the Caribbean to the north coast of Honduras.

World, 21 Nov 2014

U.S. releases five Guantanamo detainees to Georgia, Slovakia

WASHINGTON - The United States has released five detainees from its detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including the first Yemeni detainee to be resettled since 2010, officials said on Thursday.

World, Yemen 20 Nov 2014

Cuban doctor with Ebola is stable, fever reduced: official

HAVANA - The Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Sierra Leone was in stable condition with a reduced fever and no further complications, a Cuban health official said Wednesday.

Health, 19 Nov 2014

Ebola-infected Cuban doctor to be flown to Geneva for treatment

GENEVA - A Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to Switzerland in the next 48 hours for treatment in a Geneva hospital, Swiss health authorities said on Wednesday.

Health, 19 Nov 2014

Cuban doctor in Sierra Leone tests positive for Ebola

HAVANA - A Cuban doctor treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the disease and was being sent to Geneva for treatment, officials said, the first Cuban known to have contracted the potentially deadly hemorrhagic fever.

Health, 19 Nov 2014
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Bombs, gunfire kill 81 at crowded mosque in Nigeria's Kano

KANO, Nigeria - Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the main mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city Kano on Friday, killing at least 81 people, witnesses and officials said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants. | Video