Cuba

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

Colombia peace talks in limbo over kidnapped army general

BOGOTA - Colombia's peace talks with Marxist FARC rebels were in crisis on Monday as troops scoured a Pacific coast region for an army general kidnapped over the weekend in a brash move by guerrillas that endangers efforts to end 50 years of war.

World, 17 Nov 2014

Colombia peace talks in limbo over kidnapped army general

BOGOTA - Colombia's peace talks with Marxist FARC rebels were in crisis on Monday as troops scoured a Pacific coast region for an army general kidnapped over the weekend in a brash move by guerrillas that endangers efforts to end 50 years of war.

World, 17 Nov 2014

Stung by sanctions scandal, Cuba defends North Korea at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS - Cuba, which was involved in a violation of U.N. sanctions against North Korea last year, has come to the aid of Pyongyang to defend it against a Western-led push to bring its alleged human rights abuses to The Hague, envoys said on Wednesday.

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Iran nuclear talks may be extended as U.S. sees 'big gaps'

VIENNA - World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome crucial differences that are preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's atomic ambitions, raising the prospect of another extension to the high-stake talks. | Video