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.

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.