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Earl and Countess of Wessex to underscore UK-Cyprus ties

Jun. 21, 2022 04:36 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Earl and Countess of Wessex met Tuesday with the president of Cyprus as part of a three-day visit to the former British colony to underscore close bilateral ties and to meet soldiers serving with a U.N. peacekeeping force and those stationed at two U.K. military bases....

Greece, Cyprus won't follow Turkey in tension-raising talk

Jun. 17, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leaders of Greece and Cyprus sought Friday to tamp down tensions with neighboring Turkey amid increasingly belligerent rhetoric from the Turkish president, insisting that the best way to counter such talk is through “calm and composed determination.” ...

Cyprus labor minister dies after suffering brain aneurism

Jun. 06, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ Labor and Social Insurance Minister Zeta Emilianidou died in a hospital in the Greek capital after suffering a brain aneurism last month, the government announced late Monday. She was 68. “I’m deeply grief stricken,” Cypriot President Nicos...

Cyprus to UN: Turkey seeks full control of breakaway north

Jun. 06, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus will lodge a complaint with the United Nations over Turkey’s new financial assistance deal with breakaway Turkish Cypriots that demonstrates Ankara’s “complete control” over them, the president of the ethnically divided island nation said Monday. ...

Cypriot police probe car arson, fan attack after soccer game

May. 09, 2022 05:35 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Six cars were deliberately set ablaze a short distance from the soccer stadium where league leader Apollon Limassol played second-place APOEL Nicosia, Cypriot police said Monday. Police said the arson attack occurred 30 minutes before the end of Sunday's...

Cyprus plans surveillance system to stem migrant crossings

Apr. 19, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus will install an electronic surveillance system along the buffer zone that divides the island nation along ethnic lines, to stem a surge in illegal immigration through the breakaway north, the government said Tuesday. Government spokesman Marios...

Split Cyprus seeks equal say for women in future peace talks

Apr. 13, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus on Wednesday kicked off an initiative to give women an equal say in any renewed push to reunify the eastern Mediterranean island nation. Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and the leader of the breakaway...

US diplomat: Mediterranean gas pipeline to Europe not viable

Apr. 07, 2022 05:33 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A proposed pipeline to deliver natural gas from deposits in the east Mediterranean to European markets is too expensive, not economically viable and will take too long to help countries seeking alternatives to Russian gas any time soon, a senior U.S. diplomat said Thursday....