Joe Biden urges Cyprus leaders to resume talks

Joe Biden urges Cyprus leaders to resume talks

Cyprus has been divided since August 1974, when Turkish troops occupied its northern third in response to an Athens-inspired coup seeking union with Greece.

`Success story` Cyprus exits bailout programme

Cyprus on Thursday concluded its multi-billion-euro bailout programme with the European Union`s rescue fund as it battles back from a financial crisis that ravaged its banking sector

Egypt asks Cypriot authorities to hand over plane hijacker

Cairo: Egypt`s public prosecution officially asked Cypriot authorities on Wednesday to extradite a national who hijacked and forced an Egyptian plane to land at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus on Tuesday, media reports said.

Cyprus remands suspected EgyptAir hijacker who wanted to see ex-wife

Cyprus remands suspected EgyptAir hijacker who wanted to see ex-wife

A court in Cyprus on Wednesday remanded an Egyptian national in custody on suspicion of hijacking an EgyptAir aircraft with a fake suicide belt and diverting it to the east Mediterranean island.

British man's selfie with EgyptAir hijacker goes viral. This is how Twitter reacts

British man's selfie with EgyptAir hijacker goes viral. This is how Twitter reacts

A man who posted a smiling selfie with the EgyptAir hijacker and which went viral on the social media has been identified as a 26-year-old Briton, the media reported on Wednesday.

EgyptAir hijack ends with passengers freed unharmed, suspect arrested

EgyptAir hijack ends with passengers freed unharmed, suspect arrested

The passengers and crew were unharmed. Eighty-one people, including 21 foreigners and 15 crew, were on board the Airbus 320.

EgyptAir flight MS181 hijacked

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EgyptAir hijack: As it happened

EgyptAir hijack: As it happened

An EgyptAir plane on a domestic flight was hijacked on Tuesday and later landed in Cyprus, where all but four foreign passengers and the crew were released.

Cyprus threatens to block EU-Turkey migrant deal

EU president Donald Tusk warned Tuesday that hard work lay ahead to finalise a proposed deal with Turkey to end Europe`s migration crisis, after Cyprus threatened to derail it over longstanding disagreements with Ankara.

Cyprus mulls letting Russian warplanes land at airports

Cyprus said on Monday it is considering allowing Russian warplanes carrying out strikes in support of Syria`s president to use its airports in case of emergencies.

British bombers take off from Cyprus base after UK parliament vote to bomb ISIS

Two British fighter jets took off from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus early on Thursday shortly after Britain`s parliament voted to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria, a Reuters witness said.

Migrants at British base in Cyprus claim asylum

Some of the 114 migrants who arrived recently by boat at a British airbase in Cyprus have asked for asylum, the British military said on Saturday, but their fate remains in limbo.

Over 100 migrants land on British base in Cyprus

Around 120 migrants crowded in two boats landed on a British sovereign base on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus on Wednesday, military officials told AFP.

Number of visitors to Cyprus remains highest in 10 years!

Number of visitors to Cyprus remains highest in 10 years!

The number of tourists to Cyprus remains the highest in over a decade for the third consecutive time. 

Wales qualifies for EURO 2016 despite losing to Bosnia

Wales qualifies for EURO 2016 despite losing to Bosnia

Wales qualified for the EURO 2016 despite its 2-0 defeat to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) here on Saturday.

Russia announces naval drills in `east Mediterranean`

Russia`s Defence Ministry on Thursday said it would hold naval drills in the "east Mediterranean" region in September and October, as the West frets over a military buildup by Moscow in Syria.

Belgium's Marc Wilmots slates performance, Christian Benteke despite win

Belgium's Marc Wilmots slates performance, Christian Benteke despite win

Belgium may have beaten Cyprus 1-0 with a late Eden Hazard goal to move closer to a place at Euro 2016 on Sunday but coach Marc Wilmots reckoned it was the worst performance he had seen from his flagging side.

Cyprus rescues 114 fleeing Syria in fishing boat

More than 100 Syrian refugees have been rescued from the Mediterranean after their boat ran into trouble off the southern coast of Cyprus, authorities said on Sunday.

Gareth Bale leads Wales within touching distance of Euro 2016

Gareth Bale leads Wales within touching distance of Euro 2016

Gareth Bale put Wales within touching distance of Euro 2016 and a first major tournament appearance for 58 years as the Real Madrid`s star`s late goal clinched a 1-0 win over Cyprus on Thursday.

Philistines brought opium to Israel during Iron Age

Philistines brought opium to Israel during Iron Age

Opium poppy, along with many other plant species previously unknown to Israel, were brought to Israel by Philistines during the Iron Age.