Raul Castro steps down as leader of Cuban Communist Party

HAVANNA: Raul Castro confirmed handing over the leadership of the Cuban Communist Party to a younger generation, ending six decades of rule by himself and older brother Fidel. In a speech opening the four-day event, Castro, 89, said the new

US rebrands Cuba as state sponsor of terrorism

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s outgoing administration returned Cuba to the US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism, erecting a last-minute roadblock to expected efforts by President-elect Joe Biden to ease tensions. The terror designation severely hampers foreign investment and can

PMC issues guidelines for Cuba, Bangladesh medical graduates

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) issued the details regarding the granting of medical licenses to Pakistanis who studied on a scholarship in Cuba and Bangladesh. The PMC said that students who had obtained their medical degrees from Cuba and

Cuba offers one undergraduate scholarship in medicine

ISLAMABAD: The government of Cuba, a country acknowledged for health sciences, has offered an opportunity to a Pakistani student aspiring to become a doctor. According to the Higher Education Commission (HEC), the Cuban government has offered one undergraduate scholarship in

US slaps sanctions on Venezuela over corruption

WASHINGTON: The United States has imposed sanctions on five Venezuelan security officials and political figures over violence and corruption. The US Treasury Department said in a statement that,  the Venezuelan officials have been linked to violence against opposition protesters and

PM stresses on building political ties with Cuba

ISLAMABAD: The visiting Vice President of Cuba Mr Roberto Morales Odeja called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday and discussed a range of issues. PM Imran Khan said that Pakistan and Cuba had historically enjoyed close and cordial ties.

Pakistan and Cuba sign bilateral visa waiver agreement

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Cuba have signed an agreement on the exclusion from visa requirements for diplomatic and official passport holders. The Cuban delegation is on a three-day visit to Islamabad. They were offered training opportunities for Cuban diplomats at Pakistan’s