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Brink of a real detente: After nuke deal and prisoner swap, where next for US-Iran ties?

Jan 18, 2016

Brink of a real detente: After nuke deal and prisoner swap, where next for US-Iran ties?

Some 35 years after US-Iran ties were broken amid the chaos of the Tehran hostage crisis, might the Great Satan and the Axis of Evil lynchpin be on the brink of real detente? #White House #Obama #Barack Obama #US #NewsTracker #Iran #US Embassy #Cuba #nuclear #detente
Liberia declared Ebola-free, signaling end to West African epidemic | Reuters

Jan 15, 2016

Liberia declared Ebola-free, signaling end to West African epidemic | Reuters

MONROVIA Liberia was declared free of the Ebola virus by global health experts on Thursday, a milestone that signaled an end to an epidemic in West Africa that has killed more than 11,300 people. But the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned there could still be flare-ups of the disease in the region, which has suffered the world's deadliest outbreak over the past two years, as survivors can carry the virus for many months and could pass it on. #science #Health #Africa #Nigeria #United Kingdom #Cuba #Diseases
U.S. sends 10 Yemeni Guantanamo detainees to Oman | Reuters

Jan 15, 2016

U.S. sends 10 Yemeni Guantanamo detainees to Oman | Reuters

MIAMI/MUSCAT Ten Yemeni men held at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. military prison were sent to Oman on Thursday, bringing the detainee population below the symbolically important milestone of 100 as President Barack Obama steps up efforts to close the facility before he leaves office. Their transfer to the Gulf Arab state marked the largest group of prisoners shipped out of the detention centre at the U.S #Politics #Business #Afghanistan #Italy #Cuba #Entertainment #author
President Obama's final State of the Union address | Reuters

Jan 13, 2016

President Obama's final State of the Union address | Reuters

President Barack Obama made a brief appearance on Facebook on Tuesday as he finalised the text of his last State of the Union address. The president, sitting at his desk, said he was making last minute changes and added touches to his speech. "There's a lot of work that still needs to be done," Obama said, adding that he wanted to make sure that the American people understood his proposals #Politics #United States #Middle East #markets #Cuba #author #events
Obama to offer optimistic vision in last State of the Union | Reuters

Jan 12, 2016

Obama to offer optimistic vision in last State of the Union | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama will voice optimism in a State of the Union speech on Tuesday, his last before he is eclipsed by would-be successors campaigning on concerns about illegal immigration, terrorism and economic inequality #United States #Cuba #Entertainment #Foreign policy #author #events
Freed Guantanamo detainees say they seek peace and quiet in Ghana | Reuters

Jan 12, 2016

Freed Guantanamo detainees say they seek peace and quiet in Ghana | Reuters

ACCRA Two Yemenis transferred to Ghana after their release from the U.S. #Islam #Crime #Cuba #Mexico #Foreign policy
White House: more time needed for new Iran missile sanctions | Reuters

Jan 03, 2016

White House: more time needed for new Iran missile sanctions | Reuters

HONOLULU The White House expects Iran to finish work needed to trigger implementation of an international nuclear deal in the coming weeks, but Washington needs more time to prepare sanctions over its ballistic missile program, a U.S. official said on Saturday. #Politics #United States #India #markets #Cuba #Foreign policy #author
Pope urges help for Cuban migrants stranded in Central America | Reuters

Dec 27, 2015

Pope urges help for Cuban migrants stranded in Central America | Reuters

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis urged Central American governments on Sunday to find an urgent solution to help thousands of U.S.-bound Cuban migrants stranded on the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Nicaragua has refused to let the growing number of Cubans trying to reach the United States who have become stuck in Costa Rica pass through its territory. About 5,000 Cubans are estimated to be on the border. #United States #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #Cuba #author #Guatemala
Barack Obama set to deliver his last state of the Union Address on 12 Jan

Dec 27, 2015

Barack Obama set to deliver his last state of the Union Address on 12 Jan

US President Barack Obama would deliver his last State of the Union Address on 12 January to highlight the "remarkable" achievements of his presidency like the restoration of ties with Cuba, work on a historic nuclear deal with Iran and the global climate change agreement. #Barack Obama #America #NewsTracker #Paris #Cuba #climate change agreement
Cuba's Castro says U.S. can do more to normalise relations | Reuters

Dec 19, 2015

Cuba's Castro says U.S. can do more to normalise relations | Reuters

HAVANA Cuba is willing to keep improving relations with the United States even though Washington has failed to meet its key demands for normalization, Cuban President Raul Castro said on Friday, a day after the anniversary of detente. Castro, 84, the younger brother of retired leader Fidel Castro, spoke to top government and party leaders in an address broadcast on state TV without prior notice. #United States #Syria #Europe #Turkey #Cuba #Entertainment #Foreign policy