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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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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