Turkey PM Binali Yildirim warns Cyprus on 'untimely and dangerous' energy moves

Turkey PM Binali Yildirim warns Cyprus on 'untimely and dangerous' energy moves

Ankara has said it will take measures against Cyprus for engaging in gas and oil exploration around the divided island, arguing it has no jurisdiction to explore for hydrocarbons.

Jul 20, 2017, 15:46 PM IST

Divided Cyprus now split by time

When Cypriots wake up on Sunday they will find that their Mediterranean island is divided not only by a UN-patrolled ceasefire line but also by a time difference.

Oct 28, 2016, 18:35 PM IST

EU`s Tusk heads to Cyprus, Turkey in bid to finalise migrant deal

EU President Donald Tusk headed for talks Tuesday in both Nicosia and Ankara as part of a bid to finalise terms of an EU deal with Turkey to curb the flow of migrants to Europe, EU sources said.

Mar 15, 2016, 11:48 AM IST
Shooter Manavjit Sandhu says he's under pressure ahead of World Cup Final

Shooter Manavjit Sandhu says he's under pressure ahead of World Cup Final

Indian trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu has admitted that he is under immense pressure ahead of Nicosia ISSF Shotgun World Cup Final.

Oct 14, 2015, 16:15 PM IST

Second arrest in Cyprus ammonium bomb case

A second Lebanese man has been arrested in connection with the seizure of five tonnes of possible bomb-making material ammonium nitrate, police said Saturday.

Jun 07, 2015, 03:41 AM IST

Cyprus rivals to resume peace talks on Friday: UN

Rival Cypriot leaders agreed today to resume UN-brokered peace talks on May 15 in a fresh bid to reunify Cyprus after four decades of division, the United Nations announced.

May 12, 2015, 10:17 AM IST

Cyprus criminalises denial of 1915 Armenian genocide by Turks

Cyprus on Thursday made it a crime to deny that Ottoman Turks committed genocide against Armenian Turks a century ago, a move likely to rile its old rival Turkey as peace talks on the ethnically-split island remain stalled.

Apr 03, 2015, 02:45 AM IST

Cyprus plays down naval deal with Russia

Cyprus played down on Thursday an agreement granting Russian warships access to its ports and denied there was any request from Moscow to open a base on the island.

Feb 26, 2015, 20:37 PM IST

Bank of Cyprus 2014 loss narrows sharply

Bank of Cyprus said Wednesday it posted a 256 million euro loss for 2014, mainly on increased provisions for exposure to Russia.

Feb 25, 2015, 23:37 PM IST

Cyprus Airways stops flying after EU ruling

Cyprus announced on Friday an immediate halt to flights by its national carrier, spelling its demise, after EU regulators ordered Nicosia to recover illegal state aid granted to the holiday island`s ailing airline.

Jan 10, 2015, 01:12 AM IST

270 Syrian refugees saved off coast of Cyprus

 A boat carrying 270 Syrian refugees trying to reach Europe was towed to the Turkish controlled northern coast of Cyprus after drifting for several hours.

Nov 24, 2014, 10:19 AM IST

Cyprus man shoots family, commits suicide: Police

A Cypriot man shot and killed his ex-wife Wednesday before attacking his children, killing his 12-year-old daughter and critically wounding his son, before committing suicide, police said.

Jun 18, 2014, 21:49 PM IST

Greek Cypriots in first gay pride parade

Nicosia held its first Greek Cypriot gay pride parade Saturday, 16 years after homosexuality was decriminalised on the Mediterranean island, where the influential Orthodox Church views non-heterosexual relations as sinful.

Jun 01, 2014, 02:31 AM IST

Cypriot leading figure of Islam`s Sufi branch dies

Sheikh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Qubrusi al-Haqqani, a leading figure of Sufism, the mystical branch of the Islamic faith, died Wednesday at the age of 92 in the north of ethnically-divided Cyprus.

May 08, 2014, 03:17 AM IST

Cyprus refs strike after bomb attack

Football referees in Cyprus decided Friday to go on strike in protest at a bomb attack on one of their colleagues, scrapping all matches this weekend.

Mar 01, 2014, 19:42 PM IST

UN eyes Cyprus peace talks relaunch next week

The UN hopes to relaunch talks next week on ending the four-decade division of Cyprus after the island`s Greek and Turkish communities agreed on a roadmap, a spokesman said on Friday.

Feb 08, 2014, 17:10 PM IST

Cyprus radio airs ex-president`s New Year message

Cypriot state radio publicly apologised for inadvertently broadcasting the opening remarks of a New Year`s message from the country`s former president instead of current President Nicos Anastasiades.

Jan 03, 2014, 09:12 AM IST

Former Cyprus president Glafkos Clerides dies at 94

Former Cyprus president Glafkos Clerides has died in a hospital here, his doctor announced. He was 94.

Nov 16, 2013, 13:16 PM IST

Lenders begin second review of bailed-out Cyprus economy

The "troika" of international lenders began their second review of the shell-shocked Cyprus economy on Tuesday to decide whether Nicosia is meeting its obligations under the bailout memorandum.

Oct 29, 2013, 15:40 PM IST

Iran recalls its ambassador in Cyprus

Iran has responded by Cyprus` decision to extradite an Iranian to the United States for prosecution by recalling its ambassador in Nicosia, officials said.

May 11, 2013, 08:40 AM IST