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Yellow Alert Issued in Cyprus Due to Sweltering Heat

  The Meteorological Office of Cyprus has issued its second another yellow alert, warning residents of the sudden and ongoing rise in temperature. According to the Met Office, the maximum temperature is set to hit 32 C near the Troodos’ peaks area, and 41 C in...

USA Requests Turkey to Cease Drilling Off of Cyprus Coast

  In the ongoing case of Turkey drilling on the Cyprus coast, the USA’s government has urged Turkey to cease its oil-drilling operations. In a statement, the State Department condemned the act, calling it a “provocative step” that would increase tension in the...

CYPRUS-GREECE-PALESTINE SUMMIT HAS BEEN PLANNED

  Palestinian officials have announced that the trilateral summit between itself and Cyprus and Greece will be held before 2019 ends. This announcement comes after Tasos Tzionis, Cypriot permanent secretary ambassador’s visit to Ramallah. Mr. Tzionis held several...

VAROSHA SET TO ‘REOPEN’

  In a bid to improve odds of resolving the Cyprus issue and easing the divide between people on the basis of their ethnicity, Turkish Cyprus is all set to “reopen” the city of Varosha and allow for people to settle there again. Kudret Özersay, foreign minister...

MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

  Crime in Cyprus has been on the rise, and going by the latest news, it is going far beyond the reach of preventative measures. In what is another instance among several this this year, a 42-year-old man has been arrested and brought into custody for allegedly...

7TH BODY FOUND IN CYPRUS SERIAL MURDER CASE

  In what is the first serial killing incident on the island nation – the Police have found yet another dead body in due course of their investigations. The 7th body found is that of the daughter of the first victim. Found in Nicosia, the body was discovered at...

MACRON’S SUPPORT FOR CYPRUS UPSETS ERDOGAN

  Emmanuel Macron’s support for Cyprus has upset Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish President, and the latter has not hesitated to express his dissatisfaction. The Turkish leader is upset at his French counterpart for supporting the island nation – and not Turkey,...

CYPRUS-UAE TIES TO BE PROMOTED BY JOINT COMMITTEE

  Cyprus Foreign Minister Foreign Minister and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a joint cooperation committee. The two Foreign Ministers, who met in Nicosia,...

CYPRUS TO ISSUE 5- AND 30-YEAR BONDS

  Cyprus’ Finance Ministry has revealed that the island nation will soon issue bonds worth 5 years and 30 years. The debt issuance will be carried out by all major financial instructions, including Deutsche Bank, Barclays, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Societe...

CYPRUS PRESIDENT ANASTASIADES VISITS GEORGIA

  Nicos Anastasiades the President of Cyprus made his first and very historic visit to the country of Georgia. First arriving in the capital city of Tbilisi, the President met with the Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili. He also held several important...

MAN DETAINED FOR SMUGGLING CANNABIS

  In a recent spate of drug-related arrests, A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a case that dealt with the alleged smuggling of over 25 Kgs of cannabis. The drugs were in a woman’s luggage. The 34-year-old woman had arrived at Paphos airport...

ITEM FOUND AT KOKKINI LIMNI IDENTIFIED AS A FILM PROP

  The item found at Kokkini Limni in Mitsero – the site of the mass dumping of killed women – has been determined as completely unconnected to the case. The item, which consists of several of sponges that are tied to a piece of wood, which are wrapped in a...

THE BANK OF CYPRUS HAS APPOINTED ITS NEW CEO

  The Bank of Cyprus has appointed Panicos Nicolaou its new CEO. According to the board of directors, who made the announcement, Mr. Nicolaou, would be succeeding John Patrick Hourican. Mr. Nicolaou’s appointment as a serving CEO remains subject to the approval...

COALITION GOVERNMENT COLLAPSES IN NORTHERN CYPRUS

  The coalition government in Cyprus has collapsed, courtesy of the withdrawal of centrist HP leader, and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kudret Özersay, along with his party from. According to the minister, the withdrawal was being made due to the...

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