Latest Cyprus News

Greece's top diplomat calls off Tripoli visit on touchdown

Nov. 17, 2022 12:19 PM EST

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Greece's foreign minister called off the first leg of a visit to Libya on Thursday, refusing to disembark from his plane after landing in the capital of Tripoli, Greek authorities said. Instead, he flew to the city of Benghazi, in the country's east. The...

Despite UN efforts, quick Cyprus peace talks restart bleak

Nov. 17, 2022 08:42 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The foreign minister of ethnically divided Cyprus offered a bleak outlook Thursday for resuming stalled peace talks any time soon even though a senior United Nations official affirmed the commitment of the world body’s chief to remain engaged in resolving one of...

4 EU members say they can't take so many migrant arrivals

Nov. 12, 2022 15:02 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Four Mediterranean European Union nations have issued a joint statement on a dispute over a deal for Europe to jointly help asylum-seekers. In their statement Saturday, Italy, Greece, Malta and Cyprus repeated their positions that they “cannot subscribe to...

Cyprus Church leader Archbishop Chrysostomos II laid to rest

Nov. 12, 2022 09:19 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Chrysostomos II, the leader of Cyprus' Orthodox Church, was laid to rest Saturday with a ceremony that reflected centuries of ecclesiastical tradition, eulogized as his church’s greatest reformer and an outspoken fighter for his people. The spiritual head...

Lawmakers say EU isn't tackling phone surveillance scandal

Nov. 08, 2022 07:35 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament's inquiry committee investigating the use of surveillance spyware by the bloc's governments said Tuesday the EU's executive arm and member countries are failing to properly tackle a surveillance scandal that has targeted opposition politicians and...

Cyprus' Greek Orthodox Archbishop Chrysostomos II dies at 81

Nov. 07, 2022 13:10 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Archbishop Chrysostomos II, the outspoken leader of Cyprus’ Greek Orthodox Christian Church whose forays into the country’s complex politics and finances fired up supporters and detractors alike, died Monday. He was 81. Chrysostomos had suffered from...

Cyprus state broadcaster reports leader of island nation's Greek Orthodox Church Archbishop Chrysostomos II dies at 81

Nov. 07, 2022 00:40 AM EST
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus state broadcaster reports leader of island nation's Greek Orthodox Church Archbishop Chrysostomos II dies at 81.

3 arrested after soccer fans invade pitch, clash in Cyprus

Oct. 31, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Three individuals were arrested after opposing groups totaling about 30 people invaded the pitch during a top-flight soccer match in Cyprus and hurled rocks and flares at each other, police said Monday. Police said in a statement the individuals in custody,...

Ahead of harsh winter, tourism roars back in Mediterranean

Oct. 29, 2022 03:23 AM EDT

CAPE SOUNION, Greece (AP) — When Stelios Zompanakis quit his job at Greece’s central bank to try his luck at boat racing, friends and family pleaded with him to reconsider. Nine years later, he spends summers on the “Ikigai,” a 53-foot yacht he named after the Japanese...

Fighting erupts at Cyprus migrant camp; 2 hurt, tents ablaze

Oct. 28, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Fighting broke out Friday between two groups at a migrant camp in Cyprus, a melee that left two people injured, set 20 tents ablaze and forced scores of families to flee the facility, officials said. Riot police had to use tear gas to restore order in the...