Archive for February 19th, 2008

Fidel Castro has resigned from the Cuban presidency after almost 50 years in power. The information was published in the official Communist newspaper, Granma.

Mr Castro, 81, suffers a stomach illness and already handed his power to his brother, Raul, 19 months ago. It was supposed to be temporary, it won’t. (more…)

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On Monday, the Israeli military said it has taken about 80 Palestinians to Israel. They are going to question them, in the aftermath of a ground operation in the Gaza Strip.

Early on Sunday, backed by aircraft, Israeli ground forces killed three members of the armed wing of Hamas and a civilian during an incursion. A fifth person died of his wounds on Monday. (more…)

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