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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Large brushfire forces Cyprus village evacuation

The evacuation of Skarinou is strictly precautionary as the fire has still not encroached on village homes.

Porto looks for Champs League group lead vs. APOEL

Porto aims to step up its game and take over the Champions League Group G lead from APOEL when the sides play in Nicosia on Tuesday.