Latest Cyprus News

Britain to upgrade communications on Cyprus military base

Jan. 14, 2022 15:13 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The U.K. will build a new communications facility on one of two bases it maintains on the eastern Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, a British Defense Ministry spokesman said Friday. The spokesman told the Associated Press that the purpose of the...

Cyprus swaps student quarantine with 5 days of virus tests

Jan. 12, 2022 12:48 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is changing its compulsory quarantine rules for school children in an effort to keep pupils in school amid surging coronavirus infections, the country's health minister said Wednesday. Under the new system, schoolkids who were in close...

Strong earthquake shakes Cyprus, Turkey, no damage reported

Jan. 11, 2022 08:32 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 rattled the small island nation of Cyprus and was felt throughout the east Mediterranean region, the country's Geological Survey Department said on Tuesday. No damage or injuries have so far been reported. ...

Cyprus foreign minister quits amid presidential run tussle

Jan. 09, 2022 06:16 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ foreign minister announced his resignation on Sunday amid swirling speculation over his intention to run for president of the east Mediterranean island nation next year that he said undermined the work of his ministry and that of the government. ...

Orthodox Christians observe Christmas amid virus concerns

Jan. 07, 2022 08:20 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Orthodox Christians in Russia, Serbia and other countries observed Christmas on Friday amid restrictions aimed at dampening the spread of the coronavirus, but few worshipers appeared concerned as they streamed into churches on Christmas Eve. The majority of Orthodox...

Christian world marks Epiphany with series of celebrations

Jan. 06, 2022 08:05 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Christians around the world on Thursday marked Epiphany, known as Three Kings Day for Catholics and the Baptism of Christ for the Orthodox, with a series of celebrations. Pope Francis used a Mass at St. Peter's Basilica to decry consumerism, parades were held...

Cyprus mandates more testing to check rapid COVID-19 spread

Jan. 05, 2022 09:58 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus further tightened its pandemic restrictions on Wednesday, reducing the number of people permitted at social gatherings and mandating virus testing for schoolteachers and all inbound travelers over 12 amid surging COVID-19 infections. Cypriot Health...

Live updates: Mexico approves use of Cuba's Abdala vaccine

Dec. 29, 2021 20:19 PM EST

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico’s health safety council has approved the use of Cuba’s three-dose Abdala coronavirus vaccine. The council said Wednesday that it has sufficient evidence the vaccine is safe and effective. The approval for emergency use does not necessarily...

In exodus from Lebanon, the well-off find new home in Cyprus

Dec. 29, 2021 01:21 AM EST

PARALIMNI, Cyprus (AP) — Many well-off Lebanese who escaped their country’s economic tailspin for a new life in the nearby island nation of Cyprus say the transition has been a whirlwind of emotions. They are grateful they did not have to turn to human smugglers and embark on...

Ledezma signs new PSV deal after returning from torn ACL

Dec. 24, 2021 18:03 PM EST

American midfielder Richy Ledezma signed a contract extension with PSV Eindhoven of the Dutch first division, a deal announced after he returned from a torn ACL to play his first senior team match in more than a year. PSV said Thursday that the 21-year-old's new contract runs through...