Cyprus


Stray 'Russian-made missile' suspected of hitting northern Cyprus

2019-07-02 11:58

Officials in northern Cyprus said Monday that a suspected stray Russian missile had exploded overnight just outside the divided island's capital during an Israeli air raid in Syria.

Egypt says plane hijacker extradited from Cyprus

2018-08-19 20:07

Egypt's chief prosecutor says Cyprus has extradited the hijacker of an EgyptAir plane that was diverted to the Mediterranean island in 2016

An Italian company to drill for oil around Cyprus

2017-11-25 16:10

ENI's top executive says the Italian oil and gas company will drill two exploratory wells off Cyprus over the next two months.

UN: Cyprus rivals need to keep commitment

2017-07-27 22:45

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution encouraging Greek and Turkish Cypriots "to sustain their commitment" to reunifying the divided Mediterranean island.

Cyprus talks 'historic opportunity' for peace

2017-06-30 19:07

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres called on rival Cypriot leaders to seize a "historic opportunity" to bring peace to their island at negotiations aimed at ending Cyprus' 40-year division.

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.

 

Cyprus court hands 7 life terms to 'first serial killer'

2019-06-25 07:50

A Greek Cypriot army captain who murdered five women and two girls was handed seven life sentences in an unprecedented serial killing case that has shocked the Mediterranean island.

Cyprus hands Egypt ancient artefacts stolen in 1980s

2018-05-02 08:30

Cyprus has handed back to Egypt 14 ancient artefacts stolen and smuggled abroad in the late 1980s after authorities on the Mediterranean island seized them, Egypt's government says.

Police: 305 Syrian migrants reach Cyprus on 2 boats

2017-09-10 12:11

Cyprus police say a 36-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly driving one of a pair of boats that brought 305 Syrian refugees to the island's northwestern coast

Cyprus' record heatwave claims lives of two

2017-07-03 21:46

Officials say a heatwave on the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus where temperatures have hit record highs has claimed the lives of two women.

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.

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