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EU arms exports to Egypt fuel killings, torture: Amnesty

Nicosia - Amnesty International has accused nearly half of the European Union's members of fuelling killings and torture among other abuses in Egypt through arms exports, in a report issued on Wednesday.

EU arms exports to Egypt fuel killings, torture: Amnesty

Nicosia - Amnesty International has accused nearly half of the European Union's members of fuelling killings and torture among other abuses in Egypt through arms exports, in a report issued on Wednesday.

Cyprus leader calls off peace meeting after snub

Nicosia - Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday cancelled scheduled peace talks with the Turkish Cypriot leader over what he saw as an attempt to recognise the Turkish-held north of the divided island.

Cyprus far right enters parliament as voters protest

Nicosia - Cypriots disaffected by three years of economic downturn have protested at the polls, staying away in droves and electing two far-right lawmakers in an echo of the populist wave sweeping Europe.Final results released on Monday showed that 3.

Cyprus parliament shakeup after record low voter turnout

Nicosia - A record low turnout in Cyprus elections Sunday resulted in the biggest shakeup in the island's parliamentary history following a three-year economic downturn and amid disillusion with the political establishment.

Cyprus begins extradition of EgyptAir hijacking accused

Nicosia - Legal proceedings to extradite a man accused of hijacking an EgyptAir plane and diverting it to the Mediterranean island officially got under way on Friday.

Asylum-seekers arrive in Cyprus from Italy under EU scheme

Larnaca - Four African refugees arrived in Cyprus from Italy on Tuesday as part of an EU relocation programme for asylum seekers to help ease Europe's migration crisis, officials said.

Cyprus leaders say still on track for 2016 deal

Nicosia - To mark one year since UN-backed Cyprus peace talks resumed, Cypriot leaders said on Sunday they remain as committed as ever to reunifying the Mediterranean island in 2016.

EgyptAir hijacker claims Cyprus asylum

Nicosia - A man accused of hijacking an EgyptAir plane and diverting it to Cyprus is expected to fight his extradition from the Mediterranean island after claiming asylum, authorities said on Tuesday.

Turkish Cypriot coalition to resign

Nicosia - The ruling coalition in the breakaway Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) collapsed Monday, paving the way for its resignation at a time when talks over the island's reunification have been making progress.

Cypriot ex-wife recounts 'black years' with Egypt hijacking suspect

Nicosia - The Cypriot ex-wife of an Egyptian accused of hijacking a plane in a bid to see her has said their marriage was hell and he had shown no interest in her or their children since they separated.

Cyprus remands suspected hijacker who demanded to see ex-wife

Larnaca - The man accused of hijacking an Egyptian plane and diverting it to Cyprus has said he acted out of desperation to see his ex-wife and children, as he was remanded into custody Wednesday.

Egyptian suspect remanded as hijacking sparks online buzz

Larnaca - The man accused of hijacking an Egyptian plane with a fake suicide belt and diverting it to Cyprus was remanded into custody Wednesday, as social media buzzed with ridicule about the bizarre incident.

Unusual plane hijackings since 2001

Larnaca - Airplane hijackings such as the one that unfolded on Tuesday involving an Egyptian airliner have become relatively rare since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks led to increased security.

No explosives found on EgyptAir hijacker or on plane: police

Larnaca - Searches by Cyprus police found no explosives on the hijacker of an EgyptAir plane diverted to the island or inside the aircraft, a police source told AFP.

EgyptAir hijacking 'not terrorism-related': Cyprus president

Nicosia - The hijacking of an EgyptAir plane to Cyprus on Tuesday is not related to terrorism, the island's President Nicos Anastasiades said.

Hijacked Egypt airliner lands in Cyprus, hijacker 'demands asylum'

Larnaca - A hijacker seized an Egyptian airliner on Tuesday and diverted it to Cyprus, before releasing all the passengers except four foreigners and the crew, officials and the airline said.

Migrants share their tales at Cyprus 'human library'

Nicosia - Inside a vintage-style Cypriot cafe, 18-year-old Ibrahima Yonga recounts to a stranger how he escaped the Boko Haram group in Cameroon and spent months at sea to reach Europe.

Greek Cypriot leader says time for 'sobriety' on UN peace process

Nicosia - President Nicos Anastasiades addressed parliament Thursday to try to convince Cypriots that a UN-backed peace deal is possible for the divided island, in a rare move by a Greek Cypriot leader.

Cypriot leaders issue joint festive peace message

Nicosia - Rival Cypriot leaders have issued a joint festive message across the divided island in each other's language, in a show of unity as they push for peace in 2016.
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