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Security Council renews UN mission in Cyprus

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 03:45

The UN Security Council (UNSC) Wednesday renewed a UN mission in Cyprus for another six months to continue assisting the parties in the country to bring the division of the island to a comprehensive and durable settlement.

Bank of Cyprus approves $1 bn private share placement

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 15:30

BoC announced late Monday the successful placement of 4.2 billion new ordinary shares at a price per share of 24 euro cents.

Cyprus looks for buyers for bank in US laundering probe

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 20:40

Cyprus was looking for buyers to take over branches on the island of Tanzania-based bank FBME, which faces a US money-laundering probe, after placing the operation under adminstration.

War for Cyprus still going in school books 40 years on

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 13:38

Forty years after the division of Cyprus, Greek and Turkish Cypriot schoolchildren are still being taught separate narratives of their shared legacy of pain.

Cyprus man shoots family, commits suicide: Police

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 21:49

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.

Biden meets leaders on Cyprus unity, Russia sanctions

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 00:54

US Vice President Joe Biden met Cyprus leaders Thursday to spur talks on ending their island`s 40-year division and seek support for threatened sanctions against Russia.

US VP Joe Biden in Cyprus for talks on peace, Russia

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 23:56

US Vice President Joe Biden flew in to Cyprus today for talks on the divided Mediterranean island`s peace process and Western sanctions against Russia over Ukraine.

Bomb scares at Cyprus airports ahead of Biden visit

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 09:19

Bomb scares at the two main airports in Cyprus forced the evacuation of one on Tuesday, only a day before US Vice President Joe Biden visits the Mediterranean island.

US Vice President Joe Biden to visit Cyprus in peace push

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 22:51

Cyprus confirmed on Monday that US Vice President Joe Biden will arrive on the divided island later this month to help push forward the UN-sponsored peace process.

Historic mass in Turkish-held north Cyprus `like a miracle

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 02:45

With a nighttime procession lit by the glimmer of devotional candles and the flash of smartphone cameras, a church in Turkish-held northern Cyprus hosted its first Easter mass in nearly 60 years.

Bank of Cyprus gets revised offer to offload Ukraine unit

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 19:23

Bank of Cyprus said Monday it is looking "positively" at a revised offer to sell its loss-making PJSC Ukrainian unit to Russia`s Alfa Group as part of a restructuring drive.

Cyprus scrambling back from the brink of bankruptcy

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 09:07

A year after a financial earthquake shattered years of prosperity in Cyprus, an austerity plan has put the eastern Mediterranean island back on track despite the bitter pill of rising unemployment.