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.
Guantanamo shuts down Internet service after Anonymous threat
Anonymous had threatened to 'disrupt activities' at the Guantanamo Bay prison to support inmates there who are on a hunger strike.
Guantanamo camp burns through $900,000 a year per inmate
The mega price tag is just one reason President Barack Obama cites in his renewed push to close Gitmo.
Brazil to hire 6,000 Cuban doctors to serve in remote areas
Brazil is planning to hire 6,000 Cuban doctors to serve in remote parts of the country where medical services are lacking or nonexistent.
A specter is haunting Cuba
Analysis: Prosperity, once unthinkable in Cuba, looms as the largest threat to the Castro regime.
Cuba to remain on terrorist sponsor list, State Department says
The US government compiles a list of countries that sponsor terrorism, which currently includes Sudan, Syria and Iran, in its annual terrorism report.
Castro's daughter Mariela to attend gay rights event in US
In turnaround, US will allow Castro's daughter to attend Philadelphia gay rights event.
Extra medics sent to Guantanamo as hunger strike persists
Now 100 of the 166 prisoners have stopped eating, and 21 are being force-fed through nasal tubes.
Ex-Guantanamo detainee to appeal US conviction from Canada
Omar Khadr said to be "looking forward" to the suit.
Venezuela's Maduro cozies up to Cuba
Maduro calls relations with Cuba "more a brotherhood than an alliance."
UPDATE: Guantanamo hunger strike: Number of detainees participating rises to 100
The number of detainees at Guantanamo Bay on hunger strike has risen again, this time to 100.
Conrado (Connie) Marrero, world's oldest baseball major-leaguer, turns 102 in Cuba
Happy birthday, Conrado Marrero.
Cuba's opposition group Ladies in White finally collects prize awarded in 2005
Members of the Cuban opposition group Ladies in White have finally collected their Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, which was awarded in 2005.