Iranian Vessel Points Weapon at U.S. Helicopter

U.S.Navy MH-60 Night Hawk helicopter prepares to land on the deck of the USS Kearsarge ship

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A small Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard vessel pointed its weapon at a U.S. military helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, two U.S. defense officials told Reuters on Monday, an action they described as “unsafe and unprofessional.”

Former Cuban Leader
Fidel Castro Dies Aged 90

Cuba's former president Fidel Castro attends the closing ceremony of the seventh Cuban Communist Party congress in Havana, April 2016 / REUTERS

Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday, state-run Cuban Television said. He was 90.