Latest Cyprus News

Limbo in a blue tent: African asylum-seekers stuck on Cyprus

Oct. 22, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — It seems a strange place to pitch a tent. Plump in the middle of the United Nations-patrolled buffer zone that has divided Cyprus along ethnic lines since 1974, in the heart of the island's medieval capital, two Cameroonian asylum-seekers have...

Cyprus aims for Mars with X-Ray rock dating instrument

Oct. 21, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Tiny Cyprus aims to join the global space exploration drive by developing a compact, X-Ray instrument capable of dating Martian soil and rock samples relatively accurately to potentially reveal more about the Red Planet's geological history and offer a glimpse of...

Greece vows to link Egypt's energy grid to European Union

Oct. 19, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece pledged Tuesday to link Egypt to the European Union’s energy market with an undersea cable that would carry electricity across the Mediterranean. “(Egypt’s) link to Europe will be Greece,” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis...

Cyprus, Egypt sign deal to speed up electricity grid linkage

Oct. 16, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An undersea cable linking the electricity grids of Cyprus and Egypt could be key to helping both countries transition to a green economy and meet their commitments on battling climate change, the Cypriot energy minister said Saturday. Minister...

Cyprus to revoke 'golden passports' granted to 45 people

Oct. 15, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' government has started procedures to revoke citizenship granted to 39 foreign nationals and six of their family members under the east Mediterranean island nation’s canceled investment-for-passports program, an official said Friday. The...

Cyprus: U.N. checks plane suspected of Libya embargo breach

Oct. 15, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — United Nations inspectors have completed their examination of a small aircraft stored in Cyprus that was reportedly suspected of violating a U.N. arms embargo on Libya, an aviation official in the east Mediterranean island nation said Friday. ...

Cyprus: ExxonMobil to gauge gas field size in 6-8 weeks

Oct. 13, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Drilling by ExxonMobil set for late next month to confirm how much natural gas is contained in a sizable deposit off Cyprus' southwestern coast will map out how the fuel will reach potential markets in Europe and Asia, the island nation's energy minister said on...

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolts Greek island of Crete

Oct. 12, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake jolted the Greek island of Crete on Tuesday, two weeks and a day after another temblor killed a man and damaged hundreds of buildings. The Geodynamic Institute in Athens said the undersea earthquake had a preliminary magnitude...

Scientists urge speedy switch to renewables in Middle East

Oct. 11, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A climate change conference will underscore to policymakers in the Middle East and the east Mediterranean that the switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources is needed urgently because greenhouse gas emissions are helping to drive up regional temperatures...

The Latest: Pennsylvania virus cases rise among vaccinated

Oct. 08, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The proportion of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations among vaccinated Pennsylvania residents has risen sharply in the past month, although the shot remains broadly protective. That’s according to new statewide health data. The latest...