- Source: Cyprus blocks 18 Syria-bound foreigners, 15 succeed Updated: Feb-02-16 4:51 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Authorities in Cyprus have in the last two years prevented 18 foreign nationals from heading to Syria and possibly joining the Islamic State Group through the ethnically divided island's breakaway Turkish Cypriot north, an official said Tuesday.
- Cyprus president warns UN chief no rush to reach peace deal Updated: Feb-01-16 4:21 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Cyprus' president has warned U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that time is needed to negotiate a deal reunifying the ethnically-split island without "deficiencies, gaps and ambiguities" that may lead Greek and Turkish Cypriots to reject it in referendums.
- Leaders of Cyprus, Greece, Israel meet to boost cooperation Updated: Jan-28-16 9:34 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - The leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Israel pledged on Thursday to work together to seize opportunities emerging from newly found offshore gas reserves in order to bolster stability and security in a region wracked by conflict.
- IMF makes another $137m available for bailed-out Cyprus Updated: Jan-27-16 2:26 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - The International Monetary Fund says it has made another 126.3 million euros ($136.87 million) available to Cyprus after completing what it said was its second-to-last review of the Eurozone country's rescue deal.
- Decades on, remains of 6 Greek soldiers returned to families Updated: Jan-18-16 5:53 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - More than four decades on, the families of six Greek soldiers who were either killed or had disappeared during Cyprus' tumultuous past have been given some measure of closure after receiving their remains.
- Britain's Hammond hopeful of Cyprus 'breakthrough' Updated: Jan-14-16 9:06 am
ATHENS, Greece - British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Thursday that his government is optimistic a new round of talks in war-divided Cyprus could finally produce a breakthrough.
- EU official: Europe could import gas from East Mediterranean Updated: Jan-12-16 10:21 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - The EU's energy chief says Europe could import gas from newly found deposits in the eastern Mediterranean as the continent seeks to diversify its supplies and bolster its energy security while keeping prices down.
- Epiphany celebrated in Orthodox Christian, Catholic nations Updated: Jan-06-16 5:26 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Wednesday is Epiphany, a major holiday in much of Orthodox Christianity celebrating the birth and baptism of Jesus. Religious services are held as well as Blessing of Water ceremonies at lakes, rivers and seafronts.