Cyprus


Cyprus tourism on course for record year

2016-04-18 18:23

Bailed-out Cyprus has recorded a 40% hike in tourist arrivals in March, setting the stage for a record year for the holiday island and indicating an economic revival.

Egypt requests extradition of hijack suspect

2016-03-30 23:22

Egypt has asked Cyprus to extradite an Egyptian man in police custody who authorities say has admitted hijacking a domestic EgyptAir flight.

EgyptAir hijacker arrested; all hostages free

2016-03-29 16:12

The hijacker of an EgyptAir passenger jet forced to land in Cyprus has been arrested, and the seven people he held hostage onboard have been freed.

Negotiations underway after Egyptair hijacker demands asylum

2016-03-29 12:38

A hijacker seized an Egyptian airliner and diverted it to Cyprus, before releasing all the passengers except four foreigners and the crew. Here's what we know so far.

Cyprus opens new round of gas exploration

2016-03-25 18:30

Cyprus has launched a third licensing round for offshore oil and gas drilling off the Mediterranean island's southern coast.

Cyprus' Christian, Muslim talks offer hope

2015-09-10 22:08

Talks between the heads of Cyprus' Christian and Muslim communities and the leaders of the ethnically split island's Greek- and Turkish-speaking communities, have given "great hope" that religion can better contribute to peace, an official says.

Cyprus recruits owls and snakes

2015-05-06 16:55

Barn owls and black snakes are being enlisted in Cyprus to protect carob trees, known on the Mediterranean island since antiquity and once a flourishing export.

Cyprus ends capital controls

2015-04-06 18:03

Cyprus has signalled a return to financial normality in scrapping capital controls two years after they were imposed to halt a banking meltdown.

Millions of songbirds slaughtered over Cyprus

2015-03-09 17:28

More than two million migratory songbirds have been indiscriminately slaughtered over Cyprus last year to be served as delicacies in local restaurants.

Plans to resuscitate Cyprus Airways

2015-01-11 13:45

A day after shuttering Cyprus Airways for lack of funding, the Cypriot government floated plans to revive the airline.

 

Egyptian hijacker claims Cyprus asylum

2016-04-12 22:05

A man accused of hijacking an EgyptAir plane and diverting it to Cyprus is expected to fight his extradition from the Mediterranean island after claiming asylum.

No explosives on EgyptAir hijacker or on plane

2016-03-29 17:20

Searches by Cyprus police have found no explosives on the hijacker of an EgyptAir plane diverted to the island or inside the aircraft, a police source says.

Egypt plane hijacked to Cyprus, 'no link to terrorism'

2016-03-29 14:08

A hijacker seized an Egyptian airliner and forced it to land in Cyprus, but nearly all of the passengers were quickly released and officials said the incident was not linked to terrorism.

SA priests in Egypt hijacking flight safe

2016-03-29 12:23

Two South African priests onboard the Egypt flight that was hijacked this morning are now safe, the Greek Othodox Church confirmed on Tuesday.

EU, Turkey agree €3bn migration plan

2015-11-30 18:33

The European Union has agreed to grant Turkey €3bn in aid for Syrian refugees in the country and promises to ramp up membership talks.

Cyprus Airways seeks buyers for trademark, logos

2015-06-15 14:19

Cyprus has invited expressions of interest for the trademark and logos of defunct Cyprus Airways, the national carrier which shut down in January.

Rare black flamingo spotted in Cyprus

2015-04-08 21:28

An extremely rare black flamingo, possibly the only one of its kind, has been spotted near a military base on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

Cyprus to lift last capital controls

2015-04-05 11:00

Cyprus is to scrap its last remaining capital controls, two years after they were imposed in the heat of its banking crisis, says President Nicos Anastasiades.

Russia crisis could keep Cyprus in recession

2015-01-15 14:25

Economic woes in Russia are tempering prospects of bailed-out Cyprus returning to growth in 2015 and mean the island nation risks a fifth year of recession.

Bank of Cyprus begins trading with a bump

2014-12-16 16:45

Cyprus's largest lender has returned to the Nicosia and Athens stock markets after a 21-month absence following a banking crisis.

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