Latest Cyprus News

Cyprus gets rid of required COVID-19 tests for visitors

May. 27, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Travelers to Cyprus will no longer be required to show either a valid COVID-19 vaccination or a recovery certificate and won’t need to produce a negative recent COVID-19 test of June 1, the Cypriot government said Friday. The government also decided to...

Official: Ukraine told Cyprus of $420m Russian asset seizure

May. 24, 2022 11:35 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Ukrainian authorities have informed Cyprus about their seizure of $420 million worth of shares and securities linked to the east Mediterranean island nation, which belong to a Russian billionaire and other businessmen, a Cypriot official said Tuesday. Cyprus...

Official: Nine Lebanese banks to withdraw from Cyprus

May. 24, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Nine Lebanese banks are shutting down their operations on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, a representative of the Cyprus Central Bank said on Tuesday. The banks will close their branches on the island within a period of time that will allow them to wind...

Cyprus drills hone skills on evacuations from conflict zones

May. 20, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Seven countries including the U.S., France, Italy, Israel and Greece have taken part in an series of drills in and around Cyprus designed to ease civilian evacuations from conflict zones and to conduct offshore rescue operations, amid a renewed sense of urgency due to the...

Jordan offers to station firefighting aircraft in Cyprus

May. 19, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Jordan’s King Abdullah II has offered to station firefighting aircraft in Cyprus through the summer fire season, the Cypriot foreign minister said Monday. Minister Ioannis Kasoulides thanked the Jordanian monarch following talks with his Jordanian...

American Richy Ledezma scores 1st goal for PSV Eindhoven

May. 15, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

American midfielder Richy Ledezma scored his first goal for PSV Eindhoven, putting the visitors ahead in the second half Sunday in a season-ending 2-1 victory at Zwolle. The 21-year-old from Phoenix ran onto a long through pass after the ball took two bounces and beat goalkeeper...

EXPLAINER: 'Neutral' Europe recedes as NATO set to expand

May. 15, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — With Finland and Sweden inching closer to applying for NATO membership amid Russia's war in Ukraine, the list of “neutral” or nonaligned countries in Europe appears poised to shrink. Security concerns over the war have changed the calculus for Finland and Sweden,...

Cyprus pitches regional firefighting hub to Israel, Greece

May. 09, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ foreign minister pitched to his Greek and Israeli counterparts on Monday the creation of an east Mediterranean firefighting hub aimed at quickly addressing huge summer wildfires that could overwhelm any single country. Cypriot Foreign Minister...

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 holds British man in traffic death of Swedish tourist

May. 05, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police detained a 25-year-old British citizen Thursday on suspicion of driving a dune buggy that struck and killed a Swedish tourist at a crosswalk in the popular resort town of Ayia Napa. A Cyprus court ordered that the man, who hasn’t been named in...