Gay rights progress faces Europe backlash

2016-10-23 06:15

Europe has made enormous progress on gay rights since the 1990s, but those gains are now being threatened by rising intolerance, a report says.

Briton allegedly killed for public urination in Cyprus

2016-08-17 21:01

A Cyprus woman says a British man has been fatally stabbed in the popular coastal resort of Ayia Napa after he and another Briton were scolded by two Turkish Cypriot men for urinating in a public place.

Roman-era mosaic of Hercules to go to museum

2016-07-14 21:28

Cyprus' commerce minister says a unique Roman-era mosaic depicting Hercules' Labours will be transferred to a new, dedicated wing of a museum in Larnaca.

Hijacker says saw killed Italian student in Egypt prison

2016-06-23 23:15

An Egyptian hijacker who's fighting his extradition, says Egypt's military-backed government "must have tortured a murdered" an Italian doctoral student who he claims he saw being interrogated in a Cairo prison.

2nd firefighter dies battling huge Cyprus blaze

2016-06-21 15:49

A huge forest fire raging out of control in Cyprus has claimed the life of a second firefighter who succumbed to injuries suffered when his truck slid down a gully.

Cyprus sets May tourist arrivals record

2016-06-17 18:30

Bailed-out Cyprus has recorded its best ever tourist arrivals figures for the month of May, tourism officials say.

Lawyer for Egyptian hijacker says client 'tortured'

2016-05-26 23:30

The lawyer for an Egyptian man who admitted hijacking an EgyptAir passenger in March says his client had been tortured on many occasions while in custody.

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.


Cyprus records best ever tourism income in July

2016-10-02 14:00

Mediterranean holiday island Cyprus has recorded its best ever monthly revenues from tourism in July, scooping more than $448m, shows official data.

Sorry, wrong number: Cyprus cop mistakenly calls hitman

2016-08-08 20:08

Cyprus police are investigating how an officer mistakenly telephoned a Serbian who is suspected of being the ringleader in a mafia-linked assassination plot.

Digs uncover 11 000-year-old village in Cyprus

2016-07-12 22:22

Cyprus' Antiquities Department says recent archaeological digs have uncovered more than 20 round buildings in what is believed to be the island's earliest known village, dating as far back as the 9th century BC.

Cyprus 'optimistic' on containing deadly wildfire

2016-06-22 20:50

Cyprus has expressed optimism that it can contain the island's worst forest fire in years after additional firefighting aircraft arrived from France and Italy.

Ex-wife in Cyprus denies EgyptAir hijacker's activist claim

2016-06-18 07:20

The Cypriot ex-wife of an Egyptian who hijacked a plane to Cyprus and is fighting extradition, has denied his claims of being a political activist and portrayed him as a common criminal.

'Hijacker won't get fair trial', Cairo court hears

2016-06-03 18:36

A lawyer for a hijacker fighting extradition from Cyprus to Egypt has questioned the legitimacy of the government in Cairo.

Investing in Cyprus as 'Plan B'

2016-05-13 14:16

In South Africa, the demand for investing in a property in Cyprus has soared, according to CEO of Cypriot Realty, Jenny Ellinas.

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.

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