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TURKISH SURVEY VESSEL SPOTTED ON CYPRUS COAST

  The Turkey-Cyprus-Ankara maritime relations are already very strained, and if the latest developments are anything to go by, they might not resolve as soon as expected. According to several sources, the Turkish survey ship Barbaros was spotted off of Cyprus' western...

MOTHER-DAUGHTER FROM SOMALIA REUNITE AFTER THREE YEARS

  A 29-year-old Somali woman and asylee in Cyprus reunited with her six-year-old daughter after over three years of being separated. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 29-year-old Samia was reunited with her daughter,...

RUSSIAN TOURISTS KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT

  Two Russian tourists were killed due to their rental car having gone off a cliff in the Akamas. The two, who were man and wife and aged 58 and 48 respectively, were killed due to their rental car going off a cliff and plunging straight into the Akamas area's rocky...

RUSSIAN SPEARFISHING CHAMPION DIES IN CYPRUS

  Andrey Turukhano, champion spearfisher and captain of the St. Petersburg team died in Cyprus while doing some underwater hunting. According to Filleteferos, a Cypriot newspaper, Mr. Turukhano, 46, was found in the waters of Lara beach on the Akamas Peninsula. Cyprus...

2-DAY STRIKE STAGED BY CYPRUS PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS

  An astonishing 120,000 number of primary, middle and high school students in the island nation have had to stay at home, courtesy school teachers going on a two-day strike to protest the government's move "save money" - without having made any prior consultations...

ARMENIAN PM AND CYRPUS PRESIDENT MEET

  Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus at United Nations Headquarters. The press service of the Armenian government has revealed that the meeting was pleasant, with PM Pashinyan attaching importance to the development...

2ND CAPITAL LINK INVEST IN CYPRUS FORUM TO BE HELD IN NYC

  Banking on the success of the 1st Capital Link Invest in Cyprus Forum, the 2nd edition of the same is all set to take place at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. The 2nd Capital Link Invest in Cyprus Forum is a conference which aims to increase public awareness...

NUMBER OF VISITORS IN THE NORTH DECREASING, SAYS REPORT

  According to Halkin Sesi, a Turkish Cypriot daily, the number of visitors to northern Cyprus have continued to dwindle at an alarming rate, despite the authorities' best efforts. According to Fikri Ataoglu, Turkish Cypriot ‘minister of tourism’, the main reason for...

ANOTHER MIGRANT BOAT REACHED CYPRUS

  A boat carrying eighteen different migrants has been brought to land at Ayia Thekla, Sotira. The boat, which was in dire straits, carried a few women and children, and eleven men were brought to shore by the port authority police. Cypriot authorities have stated...

MAKARION STADIUM VANDALISED

  Cyprus' Makarion Stadium was ravaged by hooligans, who brutally vandalized the property and destroyed property extensively. According to Kleanthis Georgiades, Chairman, Cyprus Sports Organization, the vandals littered the pitch with nails, screws, and broken glass,...

US ENCOURAGED TO LIFT ARMS EXPORT BANS ON CYRPUS

  The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) has openly criticized the ongoing ban on arms sales from the US to Cyprus. The statement was made by the AHI in a new briefing on the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The ITAR, which was originally signed in...

CYRPUS EXTRADITED PLANE HIJACKER, SAYS EGYPT

  According to Egypt's chief prosecutor, Cyprus has extradited the hijacker of an EgyptAir plane which was diverted to the island country in 2016. Egypt's chief prosecutor Nabil Sadek revealed the fact that that Egyptian police have found and taken custody of Seif...

CYPRUS TOPS EUROPE IN BANK HOLIDAY LIST

  In a surprising news for professionals and workers alike, a UK-based company's survey has revealed that Cyprus stands at the top of EU countries as regards celebrating the number of bank holidays. According to an interactive map produced by mapping software...

CYPRUS RATINGS – MARKING AN ERA OF POSITIVITY

  If Fitch Ratings' recent announcement is anything to go by, the pace of ratings for Western European countries seems to be going on the up and up. Fitch Ratings recently announced that all three of Cyprus, Greece and Andorra had upgrades in their ratings and that...

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