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.

New Greek PM in ally Cyprus on first foreign visit

 Greece`s radical new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrived in Cyprus Monday, making his first foreign visit to a close ally that has also been ravaged by the eurozone debt crisis.

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.

Cyprus president has successful heart surgery in US

 Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has had successful open heart surgery in New York to repair a valve, the government announced on Wednesday.

Rescued Syria refugees living in Cyprus limbo

Amr spent three days and nights adrift in the Mediterranean, battered by a storm in a fishing boat crammed with hundreds more Syrian refugees who thought they were going to die.

250 Syrian migrants rescued off Cyprus

Some 250 Syrian migrants crammed onto a fishing boat were rescued off the northern coast of Cyprus on Sunday as the vessel hit rough seas in the Mediterranean, Turkish media reported.

Cyprus president to undergo heart operation

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, 68, needs to undergo open heart surgery to repair a valve, the government announced on today.

Beirut-bound plane crashes into sea after leaving Cyprus

A small airplane en route to Beirut with two people on board crashed after taking off from Cyprus, according to the Lebanese authorities.

Euro 2016 qualifying: Ten-man Wales hold on to sink Cyprus
Euro 2016 qualifying: Ten-man Wales hold on to sink Cyprus

Wales survived Andy King`s red card to clinch a 2-1 win over Cyprus on Monday that kept them top of Group B in the race to qualify for Euro 2016.

Israeli swimmers battle plastic bags to take open water record
Israeli swimmers battle plastic bags to take open water record

Six Israelis on Saturday claimed the world open water relay record after swimming 380 kilometres (236 miles) home from Cyprus in a challenge also meant to highlight ocean pollution.

UN urges Cyprus, Turkey to ease tensions over energy

UN envoy Espen Barth Eide on Wednesday urged Cyprus and Turkey to take steps to ease tensions over the divided island`s energy search, warning it could harm the peace process.

Syria refugees disembark from cruise liner in Cyprus

Hundreds of mostly Syrian refugees rescued by a cruise liner in the Mediterranean disembarked in Cyprus on Friday, after hours of refusing to budge and demanding to go to Italy.

Cyprus cruise liner rescues 300 refugees

A cruise liner returning from Greece was pressed into action in rough seas off Cyprus Thursday to rescue some 300 people thought to be Syrian refugees whose trawler had run into trouble.

Erdogan insists on two-state solution on Cyprus visit

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday visited breakaway northern Cyprus and pressed for a two-state solution on the divided island, on his first trip abroad since his inauguration.

Security Council renews UN mission in Cyprus

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.

War for Cyprus still going in school books 40 years on

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

Portugal`s Jorge Costa to coach Gabon

Former Portuguese international defender Jorge Costa has been appointed coach of Gabon, replacing compatriot Paulo Duarte, the national federation confirmed on Friday.

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.

Japan get two days off after narrow Cyprus win

Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni ordered his players to have two days of fun before they depart for their World Cup camp in Florida after they struggled to beat Cyprus 1-0 in a final home tune-up.

Japan toil to beat Cyprus in World Cup warm-up

Defender Atsuto Uchida spared Japan`s blushes with a 43rd-minute winner as the Asian champions beat Cyprus 1-0 in their final home World Cup warm-up on Tuesday.