US president Barack Obama extends his hand to Cuban president Raul Castro at the start of their meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York, September 29th, 2015. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Barack Obama has met Cuban president Raul Castro at the United Nations in New York, marking the first meeting between the leaders of the (...)

Cuban President Raul Castro addresses the United Nations General Assembly. Photograph: Josh Haner/The New York Times

Cuba and the United States can normalise ties only after Washington ends its trade embargo and returns the Guantanamo US naval base to Cuban control, (...)

A vintage auto picks up passengers from a charter flight at José Martí Airport, in  Havana.  Photograph: Enrique de la Osa/ Reuters

Rozana loves Rihanna. “I like her songs, the way she dresses, her tattoos, the way she does her hair,” says the 15-year-old of her favourite popsta(...)

Shaker Aamer: said he was originally seized by bounty hunters while working as a charity worker in Afghanistan in 2001 shortly after the 9/11 attacks. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident to be held in Guantanamo Bay, is to be released after more than 13 years in detention without charge. T(...)

 Pope Francis arrives to perform Mass  in Revolution Square, Havana. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images 0:53

Pope Francis celebrated Mass at Havana’s Revolution Plaza, telling an audience of tens of thousands of Cubans in the communist state that service was (...)

Pope Francis waves from the Popemobile after his arrival in Havana. Photograph: Adalberto Roque/EPA

Pope Francis hailed the restoration of relations between the US and Cuba as a victory for the culture of engagement and dialogue after he landed in Ha(...)

‘It was like animals being fed in a pen, like Guantanamo in Europe,’ said Klaus Kufner, a volunteer who was with the woman who recorded the images. Photograph: Sprido08/YouTube 1:25

Disturbing footage emerged Friday of the way migrants are being treated inside Hungary’s main refugee camp on the border with Serbia, with images show(...)

British Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn speaks outside the Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle, during his campaign. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Tony Blair, in a last-ditch attempt to dissuade Labour from backing Jeremy Corbyn, introduced an interesting proposition: that Corbyn, together with S(...)

Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire for saying it was a “tragedy” that Osama bin Laden was killed by the US rather than being put on trial. Photograph:  Will Oliver/EPA

Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire for saying it was a “tragedy” that Osama bin Laden was killed by the US rather than being put on trial. The Labour l(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry stands with dignitaries as a US marine raises the US flag over the newly-reopened embassy in Havana. Photograph: AFP Photo/Pablo Martinez 0:50

Watched over by US secretary of state John Kerry, US marines raised the American flag at the embassy in Cuba for the first time in 54 years on Friday,(...)