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Cyprus cabinet rolls up sleeve for troubled AZ jab

Nicosia - In a bid to encourage reluctant islanders to take AstraZeneca jabs, members of the Greek Cypriot cabinet are to stage a joint Covid-19 vaccination event on Thursday to try to shore up public trust.

Cyprus to swing doors open to main tourist markets

Nicosia - Cyprus is to open up to 16 countries previously not on its coronavirus safe list, welcoming tourists from its largest markets Britain, Russia and Israel, the health ministry announced Monday.

Aladdin's cave of goods stranded in Suez logjam

Nicosia - An Aladdin's cave of goods ranging from IKEA furnishings to tens of thousands of livestock is stuck in a maritime traffic jam caused by the Suez Canal blockage.

No 'common ground' between rival Cypriots: TNRC official

Nicosia - There is no "common ground" between rival Cypriots, the foreign affairs chief of the island's breakaway Turkish-backed statelet said Wednesday, ahead of new UN efforts to revive talks on the island's future.

Graft, lockdown and police violence stir anger in Cyprus

Nicosia - Thousands of Cypriot protesters have staged large demonstrations in past weeks, angered by months of lockdown, economic woes and a string of corruption scandals, as well as a rare police crackdown.

Cyprus slams Turkey over asylum-seeker 'burden'

Nicosia - Cyprus hit out at Turkey on Friday for acts it said were behind the creation of a new migration route that had "disproportionally burdened" it with the EU's highest percentage of asylum-seekers.

Cyprus to probe police force against protesters

Nicosia - Cyprus green-lighted an independent investigation on Monday after police were accused of using excessive force against protesters, leaving one woman reportedly needing eye surgery.

Clashes at Cyprus protest over official graft, virus measures

Nicosia - Cypriot police used water cannon and tear gas in rare clashes with protesters, as hundreds demonstrated on Saturday against government corruption and coronavirus restrictions.

Anger in Cyprus after church demolishes protected buildings

Nicosia - The powerful Church of Cyprus has sparked anger on the Mediterranean island by demolishing four listed buildings next to a new cathedral it is building in Nicosia's historic old city.

Cyprus to launch anti-graft reforms after passport scandal

Nicosia - Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said Thursday his government would announce major anti-graft reforms after it scrapped its controversial passport-for-investment scheme last year.

Cyprus rocked by sexual assault claims of Olympic shooter

Nicosia - Cyprus has been shaken by a historical sexual assault scandal after Cypriot Olympic shooter Andri Eleftheriou gave the name of her alleged aggressor to police.Allegations of this nature are rare in Cyprus as victims are afraid to come forward.

Cyprus cats out in the cold as pandemic bites

Tala - At a cat sanctuary set in picturesque hills near Paphos, on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, volunteers are grappling with a surge in abandonments they blame on the coronavirus pandemic.

Dilapidated buildings cause jitters in quake-prone Cyprus

Nicosia - On the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus, where abandoned and dilapidated buildings are reminders of crisis and conflict, recent seismic activity has residents worried.

Al-Jazeera journalists targeted by spyware: watchdog

Nicosia - Dozens of journalists at Qatar's Al-Jazeera broadcaster had their mobile communications intercepted by sophisticated electronic surveillance, a cybersecurity watchdog said, following a months-long investigation.

What next for Western Sahara after Morocco-Israel deal?

Nicosia - US President Donald Trump's surprise backing of Morocco's claim to sovereignty over disputed Western Sahara upended years of international consensus, but will this break a deadlock or inflame a conflict?

Cyprus hopes to roll out Covid vaccine by year-end

Nicosia - Cyprus expects its first deliveries of Covid-19 vaccines before the end of the year as part of the rollout across Europe once the drugs are approved, officials said Friday.

UN envoy searching for way forward on Cyprus talks

Nicosia - A UN special envoy will meet rival Cypriot leaders on Tuesday to assess whether conditions are ripe to involve Britain, Greece and Turkey in getting reunification back on the rails.

Arab Spring: the first smartphone revolution

Nicosia - Social media and smartphones briefly gave youthful Arab Spring protesters a technological edge that helped topple ageing dictatorships a decade ago as their revolutionary spirit went viral.

Cyprus olive farmer vows change to face climate challenge

- Standing in her olive grove in Cyprus, Elena Sampson sighs at the sight of hundreds of barren trees and vows to tackle climate change after another scorching year.

Cyprus rocky testing ground for Mars

Nicosia - International and Cypriot experts on Friday discussed a research project to test space equipment on the Mediterranean island before sending it to Mars to measure the age of its rocks, officials said.
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