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Cuba Rejects Offer to Build Country's First Mosque

Cuba Rejects Offer to Build Country's First Mosque

Communist government says no thanks to Turkish leader's offer during speech in which he claimed 'Muslims discovered American.'Ari Soffer, 16/11/2014 21:55
Cuba Sends Drugs, Medical Supplies to Gaza

Cuba Sends Drugs, Medical Supplies to Gaza

Hamas thanks Cuba for 'noble gesture,' after it sent six tons of drugs and medical supplies to Gaza.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/09/2014 19:24
Castro Claims Mossad is Behind the Islamic State

Castro Claims Mossad is Behind the Islamic State

Former Cuban leader claims U.S. Senator McCain collaborated with the Mossad to create the Islamic State terrorist group.Elad Benari, 02/09/2014 05:42
Latin American Dictators Slam Gaza 'Genocide'

Latin American Dictators Slam Gaza 'Genocide'

Chavez's successor makes surprise visit to Fidel Castro, is told he's a 'hero' for giving Hamas enclave material support.Ari Yashar, 21/08/2014 18:57
Fidel Castro Calls Israel 'Fascist'

Fidel Castro Calls Israel 'Fascist'

Former Cuban dictator attacks Israel in article entitled 'Palestinian Holocaust in Gaza'.AFP, 05/08/2014 19:39
U.S. Urges Cuba to Free Gross for Mother's Funeral

U.S. Urges Cuba to Free Gross for Mother's Funeral

United States urges Cuba to allow imprisoned contractor to travel home to attend his mother's funeral as a humanitarian gesture.Elad Benari, 19/06/2014 05:44
Cuba's FM Meets Jailed American's Lawyer

Cuba's FM Meets Jailed American's Lawyer

Cuba's top diplomat meets with a lawyer for jailed U.S. contractor Alan Gross.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/04/2014 05:42
American Jailed in Cuba Ends Hunger Strike

American Jailed in Cuba Ends Hunger Strike

U.S. contractor Alan Gross ends an eight-day hunger strike after a telephone conversation with his mother.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/04/2014 01:22
Cuban Wants Prisoner Swap for Jailed US Contractor

Cuban Wants Prisoner Swap for Jailed US Contractor

Cuban authorities say American-Jewish aid contractor Alan Gross in 'stable' condition, after nearly a week on hunger strike.AFP, 09/04/2014 20:11
American Captive in Cuba Starts Hunger Strike

American Captive in Cuba Starts Hunger Strike

Imprisoned American-Jewish subcontractor Alan Gross has been held in Cuba since 2009, again calls on Obama to help.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/04/2014 20:50
'Dumb' Social Media App Threaten US-Cuba Relations

'Dumb' Social Media App Threaten US-Cuba Relations

Cuba accuses Washington of using ZunZuneo app in covert op. to overthrow gov't; jailed American-Jewish aid worker at risk.AFP, 05/04/2014 21:59
Republicans Slam Obama for Castro Handshake

Republicans Slam Obama for Castro Handshake

"Neville Chamberlain shook hands with Hitler," notes John McCain after President Obama shakes hands with Cuban dictator.Elad Benari, 11/12/2013 03:15
Obama Shakes Castro's Hand At Mandela Event

Obama Shakes Castro's Hand At Mandela Event

Obama's handshake with communist leader Raul Castro comes despite frozen US-Cuban relations and imprisoned American Alan Gross' appeal.Ari Yashar, 10/12/2013 21:16
Alan Gross Personally Appeals Obama for Release

Alan Gross Personally Appeals Obama for Release

Imprisoned American-Jewish contractor feels 'abandoned' by Obama administration, sends personal appeal to President to intervene.Tova Dvorin, 03/12/2013 13:34
Saudi Arabia, Russia and China Elected to UNHRC

Saudi Arabia, Russia and China Elected to UNHRC

Irony: Countries with questionable human rights records win seats on none other than the UN Human Rights Council.Elad Benari, 13/11/2013 05:43
Cuban Spy Released By US Urges Talks with Havana

Cuban Spy Released By US Urges Talks with Havana

US and Cuba should hold serious talks on release of imprisoned American, said Cuban spy released from American prison.Arutz Sheva staff, 02/06/2013 22:22
U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit by Alan Gross

U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit by Alan Gross

Federal judge dismisses a lawsuit brought by Alan Gross against the U.S. government, for whom he was working when he was arrested.Elad Benari, 29/05/2013 05:13
Jailed Alan Gross Settles Suit Against Employer

Jailed Alan Gross Settles Suit Against Employer

American-Jewish contractor settled lawsuit against his US government employer, claiming mission risks were underestimated. Arutz Sheva staff, 20/05/2013 09:12
Cuba Open to Talks with US Over Alan Gross

Cuba Open to Talks with US Over Alan Gross

Cuba ready to open talks with the United States on swapping their respective nationals held for spying, says Cuban FM.Arutz Sheva staff, 07/05/2013 18:07
'Cuban Five' Member Must Renounce US Citizenship

'Cuban Five' Member Must Renounce US Citizenship

Member of "Cuban Five" group convicted of espionage will be allowed to remain permanently in Cuba in exchange for renouncing US citizenship.Arutz Sheva staff, 05/05/2013 12:57
Ex-State Dept Employee Indicted on Cuba Spy Charge

Ex-State Dept Employee Indicted on Cuba Spy Charge

US has indicted a former State Department employee now living in Sweden with conspiracy to commit espionage for Cuba.Arutz Sheva staff, 26/04/2013 12:42
Kerry: U.S. Working to Free Alan Gross

Kerry: U.S. Working to Free Alan Gross

Washington is seeking to free two U.S. citizens held in Cuba and Iran, but has rejected a swap deal with Havana, says Kerry.Elad Benari, 18/04/2013 05:15
Havana: US Denying Access to 'Cuba Five' Member

Havana: US Denying Access to 'Cuba Five' Member

Cuba accuses the US of unfairly denying its consular officials access to one of the members of the "Cuban Five" group convicted of espionageArutz Sheva staff, 27/02/2013 21:18
'Give and Take' Needed in Release of Prisoner

'Give and Take' Needed in Release of Prisoner

US Senator, back from a trip to Cuba, said that a "give and take" is needed by both sides to gain the release of Jewish-American Alan Gross , 24/02/2013 18:11
US Delegation Asks Cuba to Release Alan Gross

US Delegation Asks Cuba to Release Alan Gross

Members of Congress have gone to Cuba in an attempt to free imprisoned American Jewish social worker Alan Gross, age 63. Chana Ya'ar, 20/02/2013 12:45
Venezuela’s President Chavez Returns to Caracas

Venezuela’s President Chavez Returns to Caracas

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez is alive and has returned home to Caracas following a fourth round of surgery in December for cancer.Chana Ya'ar, 18/02/2013 20:52
Power Struggle Starts as Venezuela Pres. Recovers

Power Struggle Starts as Venezuela Pres. Recovers

A power struggle is in the works as doubts grow over whether Venezuela's president will attend his own inauguration following surgery.Chana Ya'ar, 26/12/2012 11:45
Venezuela's Pres. Chavez Admits Cancer is Back

Venezuela's Pres. Chavez Admits Cancer is Back

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced on state TV Saturday night his cancer is back, and he must return to Cuba for more surgery.Chana Ya'ar, 09/12/2012 08:55
Wife of Alan Gross Sues US for Cuba Incarceration

Wife of Alan Gross Sues US for Cuba Incarceration

Wife of Jewish-American contractor Alan Gross is suing the United States government and global development company DAI for up to $60 millionRachel Hirshfeld , 03/12/2012 19:11
500 Rabbis Call for Release of Jailed Alan Gross

500 Rabbis Call for Release of Jailed Alan Gross

The wife of jailed American contractor Alan Gross and 500 rabbis from around the world continue to appeal to Havana on his behalf. Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/11/2012 07:49
Fidel Castro Hired Nazi SS to Train Military

Fidel Castro Hired Nazi SS to Train Military

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro recruited two former Nazi SS soldiers to help train his military at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis.Rachel Hirshfeld, 16/10/2012 13:17
Cuba Refuses to Release Sick Jewish Prisoner

Cuba Refuses to Release Sick Jewish Prisoner

An American-Jewish contractor who is imprisoned in Cuba is being denied requests for release despite being diagnosed with cancerAnnie Lubin, 02/10/2012 19:28
44 Senators Urge Castro to Release Alan Gross

44 Senators Urge Castro to Release Alan Gross

A bipartisan group of Unites States senators wrote a letter to Cuban President Raul Castro, urging him to release Alan Gross.Rachel Hirshfeld, 27/09/2012 15:57
Alan Gross' Lawyer: He is Not Healthy

Alan Gross' Lawyer: He is Not Healthy

The lawyer for U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who is in jail in Cuba, rejects claims by Havana that his client is in good health.Elad Benari, 14/09/2012 06:14
Cuba Insists Alan Gross is in Decent Health

Cuba Insists Alan Gross is in Decent Health

Cuba insists that jailed U.S. contractor Alan Gross is in decent health, despite his wife's assertion he has lost more than 100 pounds.Elad Benari, 13/09/2012 05:45
Gross' Lawyers Ask UN to Help Release Him

Gross' Lawyers Ask UN to Help Release Him

Lawyers for Allan Gross, who is imprisoned in Cuba, ask a UN working group on arbitrary detentions to press for their client's release.Elad Benari, 12/09/2012 11:37
Gross: 'Very Comforting to Know I'm Not Forgotten'

Gross: 'Very Comforting to Know I'm Not Forgotten'

Alan Gross thanks Jewish community for efforts in attempting to secure his release; Says, "It's very comforting to know I'm not forgotten."Rachel Hirshfeld , 25/05/2012 13:13
Cuba Willing to Negotiate Realase of Alan Gross

Cuba Willing to Negotiate Realase of Alan Gross

Cuban authorities may be ready to negotiate the status of jailed American Alan Gross, a senior Cuban official said.Rachel Hirshfeld, 16/05/2012 11:32
Papal Visit Elicits Hope for Freedom of Alan Gross

Papal Visit Elicits Hope for Freedom of Alan Gross

Wife of Alan Gross expressed hope that the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Cuba would help bring about her husband’s release. Rachel Hirshfeld, 28/03/2012 13:30
Church In Cuba Seeks To Consolidate Own Presence

Church In Cuba Seeks To Consolidate Own Presence

The Catholic Church in Poland is seeking to exploit the weakened state of the Communist regime in Cuba.Amiel Ungar, 27/03/2012 06:20
Alan Gross' Wife Hopes for Act of Goodwill

Alan Gross' Wife Hopes for Act of Goodwill

In response to decision to temporarily release a Cuban spy, Rene Gonzalez, wife of Alan Gross says she hopes for reciprocal act of goodwill.Rachel Hirshfeld, 21/03/2012 11:43
US Senators Meet Castro, Discuss Gross' Release

US Senators Meet Castro, Discuss Gross' Release

Senators Leahy and Shelly met with Cuban President Raul Castro to discuss release of Alan Gross, who is serving 15 year jail sentence.Rachel Hirshfeld, 27/02/2012 17:43
Cuba to Free 2,900 Prisoners, But Not Alan Gross

Cuba to Free 2,900 Prisoners, But Not Alan Gross

Cuban President Raul Castro says he will free nearly 3,000 prisoners on humanitarian grounds, but not US Jewish social worker Alan Gross.Chana Ya'ar, 25/12/2011 11:37
Report: Hizbullah Establishes Cuba Base

Report: Hizbullah Establishes Cuba Base

Hizbullah has reportedly established a base in Cuba with the aim of striking Israeli targets to avenge slain commander Imad Mughniyeh. Gabe Kahn., 01/09/2011 18:27
Ailing Venezuela Pres. Chavez Says He's Bette

Ailing Venezuela Pres. Chavez Says He's Bette

Ailing Venezuela President Hugo Chavez told Cubans this week he could "speak for five hours" -- but spent only 20 minutes on television.Chana Ya'ar, 17/08/2011 11:14
Chavez to Undergo Chemotherapy

Chavez to Undergo Chemotherapy

Hugo Chavez, forced to undergo chemotherapy in Cuba, must now delegate responsibilities. The nail biting is not restricted to Venezuela.Amiel Ungar, 17/07/2011 22:03
Chavez in Critical Condition

Chavez in Critical Condition

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is reportedly hospitalized in Cuba in critical condition. Chana Ya'ar, 25/06/2011 23:29
A New Missile Crisis?

A New Missile Crisis?

So far the report in Die Welt about Iranian missile bases in Venezuela is not arousing much alarm. It should.Amiel Ungar, 18/05/2011 21:34
A Cuban Perestroika?

A Cuban Perestroika?

In perhaps an admission of the failure of Cuban Communism, Raul Castro advocates wider role for private enterprise.Amiel Ungar, 17/04/2011 18:58
Obama Eases Up on Cuba

Obama Eases Up on Cuba

The Obama Administration's relaxation of restrictions to Cuba has provoked controversy.Amiel Ungar, 18/01/2011 23:02
PM Clarifies Praise for Castro

PM Clarifies Praise for Castro

U.S. Congresswoman expresses her dismay at Netanyahu’s apparent praising of comments made by former Cuban leader.Elad Benari, 25/11/2010 02:18
Cuba Holds Jew as 'US Spy'

Cuba Holds Jew as 'US Spy'

A 60-year-old American Jew is being held on suspicion of being a spy for the United States. The man, Alan Gross, was arrested in Cuba last month.INN Staff, 14/01/2010 19:15