Havana

Test of Faith

For Muslims in Denmark, China and Cuba, practicing their religion comes with a unique set of challenges. BY Arfa Shahid The Islamic month of Ramadan is a momentous time for Muslims around the world. It is a highly-revered time for the faithful, as the holy Quran was believed to have been revealed to the Prophet

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Obama Spars With Cuba’s Castro Over Human Rights in Historic Visit

By Matt Spetalnick and Frank Jack Daniel HAVANA, March 22 – U.S. President Barack Obama pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island on Monday, publicly sparring with President Raul Castro who showed flashes of anger and hit back at U.S. “double standards”. Obama praised Castro for openly discussing their differences but he

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Obama Cheered in Havana At Start of Historic Visit To Cuba

By Matt Spetalnick, Daniel Trotta and Jeff Mason HAVANA, March 21  – President Barack Obama arrived to small but cheering crowds on Sunday at the start of a historic visit to Cuba that opened a new chapter in U.S. engagement with the island’s Communist government after decades of hostility between the former Cold War foes.

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Obama’s Trip Aims to Make Cuba Opening ‘Irreversible’

By Matt Spetalnick and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, March 17 – President Barack Obama plans to lay out his vision for U.S.-Cuba relations in a major speech during next week’s historic visit to Havana aimed at making his opening to America’s former Cold War foe “irreversible,” the White House said on Wednesday. Previewing Obama’s three-day trip,

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