Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro at Mandela memorial
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday shook hands with Raul Castro, leader of long-time Cold War foe Cuba, at the Nelson Mandela memorial service.
Cuban consular mission needs a new bank in the US
The decision risks travel between Cuba and the United States, which has increased under the Obama administration.
At Mariel port, Cuba follows Chinese blueprint
With the nearly $1 billion port project, Cuba seeks to carve out a special economic zone for global capital.
Russia, Saudi Arabia and Cuba win seats on the UN Human Rights Council
Human rights groups are complaining that China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Cuba and Algeria won seats.
8 critically endangered species to appreciate while you still can
Don't let these majestic creatures go the way of the Dodo. They are awesome.
Obama mulls a new home for Gitmo detainees — in Yemen
Yemeni and US officials are in talks over the construction of a secure facility in Yemen to house Guantanamo Bay detainees.
With a limited commitment, Colombia begins removing buried land mines
Commentary: International support is essential for clearing millions of mines that continue to kill and maim.
Cuba moves towards ditching two-tier currency
The Cuban government said it had approved a plan to gradually eliminate the dual monetary system which has been in place for the last two decades.
From Castro to Cheney: history's most insane assassination plots
Last year was a weird one for assassinations plots. History is even weirder.
Iran: Have sanctions finally paid off?
Analysis: After decades of cat-and-mouse economic punishment of Iran, the latest round may have hit home.
Guerrilla politics: Colombia's FARC may soon be on the ballot
The FARC rebels have tried to play party politics before — and it ended in murder. Nearly 30 years later, will the guerrillas make a safer swap of guns for ballots?
Diana Nyad completes record-breaking Cuba to Florida swim
The 64-year-old is the first person to make the 110-mile swim without a protective shark cage.
Venezuelan lawmaker vows to fight for Syrian army
'Syria needs full support against these criminals,' a Venezuelan congressman of Syrian descent says, as Western powers debate a strike on President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
Guantanamo prisoner denies interest in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
A lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay prisoner says guards gave Ammar al-Baluchi 'Fifty Shades of Grey' as a joke or to discredit him.
US to send two Guantanamo detainees to Algeria
The United States intends to send two Guantanamo Bay detainees back to Algeria, the White House said on Friday.
North Korean weapons ship: Enter the UN. And bees. Lots of bees.
Panama has called in United Nations inspectors to help determine whether a North Korean cargo ship carrying weapons from Cuba was in violation of international sanctions.
Chatter: Cuba's North Korean missile crisis
Cuba admits shipping weapons to North Korea in secret, a court in Bangladesh sentences a leading Islamist politician to death, Syria could be the new Rwanda, and Japan just can't shift its square watermelons.
Chong Chon Gang: Cuba admits its 'obsolete' weapons were on North Korean ship
Cuba says that a stash of weapons hidden aboard the North Korean-flagged Chong Chon Gang were being sent to the sanctioned country for repairs.
New Cuban missile crisis? Why it's no surprise that North Korea was caught in Panama
Scared of Kim Jong Un? Let it go. The world’s most secretive nation just can’t keep a secret.
Panama discovers hidden weapons aboard North Korea-bound ship
Panamanian authorities discovered weapons stashed in containers of brown sugar aboard a ship bound for North Korea.
Pushback: Senators ask Obama to scale back force-feeding at Guantanamo Bay (VIDEO)
Senators Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin called force-feeding "unnecessary" in a letter to the US president on Wednesday.
US judge rejects Guantanamo detainee's bid to stop force-feeding
A US judge rejected a bid by a hunger-striking Guantanamo detainee to block force-feeding at the Cuban detention center, but said that the practice appears to violate international law.
The Axis of Evo
Analysis: Bolivia’s Evo Morales, Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega and Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro offer to shelter US spy agency leaker Edward Snowden. Should Barack Obama be so blasé?
Edward Snowden skips flight to Havana
Wanted US whistleblower Edward Snowden booked a seat on a flight from Moscow to Havana on Monday, but wasn't on board when it took off. Yes, the internet noticed.
The legend of the Habano.
Cuban art opens up to the world
Many blame the Castro government for squeezing free expression. But today Cuba's art scene is vibrant and global.
Legend of the Cuban cigar
Cuba's Habano shop is a mecca for cigar aficionados worldwide. If only more Cubans could afford the good stuff.
Cuba expands citizens' access to the Internet
Unfortunately, for many Cubans, the new public Internet centers will be too expensive to use.
Jewish in Havana: No rabbi but plenty chutzpah
Jews say their small community in Cuba dates back to Columbus. Many fled after the revolution, but a proud few remain.
Gay and prouder in Cuba
Cuba's gay and transgendered population can live more in the open than perhaps any time in history, but some problems persist.
Home team disadvantage: Has the embargo on MLB sparked soccer frenzy in Cuba?
They still worship their long favorite baseball pastime. But now more and more young Cubans are boldly swapping the bat and ball for soccer.