Cyprus


EU passports for sale in Cyprus lure rich Russians' cash

2017-05-11 13:45

Known as a hub for offshore Russian finance, Cyprus has enabled a more sophisticated way to camouflage those funds.

Norwegian sought in Cyprus over kidnapping

2017-04-28 05:59

Cyprus police say they are looking for a Norwegian who may have kidnapped his four-year-old daughter outside a Nicosia daycare.

Cyprus peace talks called off

2017-02-22 16:04

A planned meeting between rival Cypriot leaders has been called off as a war of words over a nationalist commemoration in Greek Cypriot schools threatens reunification talks.

Greece, Cyprus: Turkish troop must leave

2017-01-20 06:08

Cyprus and Greece insist that any peace deal for the divided island must provide for the withdrawal of Turkish troops and new security arrangements.

New UN chief heads crunch Cyprus talks

2017-01-12 20:31

UN chief Antonio Guterres is leading a crunch conference aimed at ending decades of division in Cyprus.

Masalesa makes European switch

2016-12-20 13:41

AEL Larissa have announced the signing of South African midfielder Lehlogonolo Masalesa from Premiership giants Orlando Pirates.

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.

 

Cyprus leader criticises UN envoy for alleged bias, haste

2017-05-08 05:15

Cyprus's president has criticised a UN envoy for a perceived bias and undue haste in talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically divided island.

Cyprus poachers kill 2.3 million songbirds in 2016

2017-03-16 23:17

Poachers in Cyprus killed an estimated 2.3 million birds in autumn 2016, including 800 000 on a British military base.

93 migrants helped ashore in Cyprus

2017-02-04 20:08

A boat carrying more than 90 migrants believed to be from Syria has been rescued off the northwest coast of Cyprus.

Cyprus talks stumble over fate of Turkish troops

2017-01-13 21:18

Hopes for a peace deal in Cyprus have stalled over a decades-old dispute, with the rival sides at loggerheads over the future of Turkish troops on the divided island.

Turkey, UK agree on importance of Cyprus talks

2017-01-08 07:05

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and British Prime Minister Theresa May have agreed that key talks on Cyprus are a real opportunity to reach a solution.

More than 120 migrants rescued off Cyprus

2016-11-10 21:00

Cyprus police rescued 123 migrants believed to be Syrians who were left adrift off the island's northwest coast by a boatman who made off on a jet ski.

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.

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