World / Social Issues Aug 21, 2019

Cyprus receives 33 migrants, mostly Syrians

Cyprus has received 33 mainly Syrian migrants who arrived by boat at the southern port of Larnaca after being escorted to shore, authorities said on Tuesday. Police on the Mediterranean island said they had received information that a boat from the Middle East was heading ...

Turkey will drill for gas until Greek Cypriots accept plan: minister

Business Jul 15, 2019

Turkey will drill for gas until Greek Cypriots accept plan: minister

Turkey will continue drilling for gas in waters off Cyprus if the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government does not accept a cooperation proposal put forward by Turkish Cypriots, Ankara's foreign minister said on Sunday. Mevlut Cavusoglu said a proposal by Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci ...

EU and Cyprus condemn new Turkish drilling off island

Business Jul 9, 2019

EU and Cyprus condemn new Turkish drilling off island

The European Union said on Monday a second attempt by Turkey to drill for oil and gas in waters off Cyprus was an "unacceptable escalation," having warned Ankara to stop its "illegal" activities or face sanctions. "Turkey's declared intention to illegally conduct a new drilling ...

Cyprus serial killer pleads guilty to 7 murders

World / Crime & Legal Jun 24, 2019

Cyprus serial killer pleads guilty to 7 murders

A Greek Cypriot army officer pleaded guilty on Monday to seven counts of premeditated murder in a serial killing case that has shocked the Mediterranean island. Nikos Metaxas, 35, was led into a Nicosia court under heavy security and stared grimly at the ground as ...

Erdogan says drilling off Cyprus will continue despite warning

Business Jun 17, 2019

Erdogan says drilling off Cyprus will continue despite warning

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey would not back down from gas exploration in Cyprus after Southern European leaders urged Ankara to stop. "We continue and will continue to search in those areas that are ours," Erdogan said during a televised speech ...

World Dec 13, 2018

2,400-year-old Cyprus shipwreck reveals ancient boat-building methods

Archaeologists working to excavate a 2,400-year-old shipwreck off Cyprus have gained insights into the evolution of ancient boat-building technology in the Mediterranean, authorities said Wednesday. The ship, which sank off Mazotos on the island's south coast in the middle of the fourth century BC, is ...