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Cyprus leader says peace talks at 'critical' moment

Nicosia - Cyprus is at a vital moment in its UN-backed peace process aimed at reunifying the island, President Nicos Anastasiades said Saturday, but admitted that differences with his Turkish Cypriot negotiating partner remained.

Cyprus leader says peace talks at 'critical' moment

Nicosia - Cyprus is at a vital moment in its UN-backed peace process aimed at reunifying the island, President Nicos Anastasiades said Saturday, but admitted that differences with his Turkish Cypriot negotiating partner remained.

Cyprus leader says peace talks at 'critical' moment

Nicosia - Cyprus is at a vital moment in its UN-backed peace process aimed at reunifying the island, President Nicos Anastasiades said Saturday, but admitted that differences with his Turkish Cypriot negotiating partner remained.

US probe of Russian election interference expands into Cyprus

Washington - A lawmaker probing Russian efforts to influence last year's US presidential election said Friday he had traveled to Cyprus to investigate money laundering operations there that could have been utilized by the Kremlin.

Cyprus peace talks resume after two-month gap

Nicosia - Rival Cypriot leaders on Tuesday rebooted stalled UN-backed reunification talks for the island and agreed to pick up lost momentum after a two-month suspension.

Cyprus amends controversial bill on decades-old vote

Nicosia - Greek Cypriot lawmakers voted Friday to overturn a controversial bill calling on schools to mark a decades-old vote on union with Greece, after peace talks with Turkish Cypriots broke down over the law.

UN says stalled Cyprus peace talks to resume

Nicosia - Rival Cypriot leaders have agreed to restart stalled peace talks next week on reunifying the island, the United Nations said on Tuesday.The announcement came after Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci met UN chief Antonio Guterres in Brussels.

UN dinner fails to set date for Cyprus talks

Nicosia - Rival Cypriot leaders on Sunday failed to set a date to restart stalled peace talks on reunifying the island after meeting for dinner in the UN-controlled buffer zone, the United Nations said.

Turkey PM accuses Greek Cypriot govt of stalling talks

Nicosia - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Thursday accused the Greek Cypriot government of adopting an "aggressive attitude" which he said is undermining UN-backed peace negotiations to reunify Cyprus.

Cyprus peace talks called off amid mounting war of words

Nicosia - A planned meeting between rival Cypriot leaders scheduled for Thursday has been called off as a war of words over a nationalist commemoration in Greek Cypriot schools threatens reunification talks.

Cyprus peace talks called off amid mounting war of words

Nicosia - A planned meeting between rival Cypriot leaders scheduled for Thursday has been called off as a war of words over a nationalist commemoration in Greek Cypriot schools threatens reunification talks.

Cyprus peace talks called off amid mounting war of words

Nicosia - A planned meeting between rival Cypriot leaders scheduled for Thursday has been called off as a war of words over a nationalist commemoration in Greek Cypriot schools threatens reunification talks.

Turkish Cypriot head puts condition on return to UN talks

Nicosia - The Turkish Cypriot leader warned Monday that a resumption of UN-brokered peace talks was conditional on his Greek Cypriot rival distancing himself from a parliamentary vote on a decades-old referendum on union with Greece.

UN-backed peace talks in balance as Cyprus rivals bicker

Nicosia - The future of UN-backed Cyprus reunification talks hung in the balance on Friday as rival Cypriot leaders rowed over who was at fault for walking out of their negotiations.

Cyprus talks break up over decades-old vote

Nicosia - A round of UN-brokered peace talks between rival leaders of divided Cyprus broke up in acrimony Thursday over moves for schools to honour a decades-old referendum on union with Greece.

Cyprus talks break up over decades-old vote

Nicosia - A round of UN-brokered peace talks between rival leaders of divided Cyprus broke up in acrimony Thursday over moves for schools to honour a decades-old referendum on union with Greece.

Cyprus talks break up over decades-old vote

Nicosia - A round of UN-brokered peace talks between rival leaders of divided Cyprus broke up in acrimony Thursday over moves for schools to honour a decades-old referendum on union with Greece.

UN chief says 'determined' for success in Cyprus talks

Istanbul - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Friday he was "determined" to do his best to facilitate a deal to reunify the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus, declaring himself neither optimistic nor pessimistic of success.

UN chief heads to Turkey ahead of Arab tour

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to Turkey later Thursday for talks ahead of a whirlwind tour of five Arab countries, a UN statement said.

Cyprus not ready for another peace conference

Nicosia - Ground still needs to be covered until the Cyprus peace process can be put back on the international stage as it was in Geneva this month, a UN envoy said Tuesday.

UN says expert talks on Cyprus a success

Geneva - The United Nations said two days of expert-level talks on the possible reunification of Cyprus had ended Thursday, describing them as a success but without disclosing any details.

Greece, Cyprus say peace deal must end Turkish troop presence

Nicosia - Cyprus and Greece on Thursday insisted that any peace deal for the divided island must provide for the withdrawal of Turkish troops and new security arrangements.

Cyprus rivals reject each other's peace maps: Turkey

Istanbul - Rival Cypriot delegations have failed to agree on maps for new borders on the divided island state, each slamming the other's proposals as "unacceptable", Turkey's foreign minister said Saturday, after peace talks stalled.

Cyprus talks stumble over fate of Turkish troops

Geneva - Hopes for a peace deal in Cyprus stalled on Friday over a decades-old dispute, with the rival sides at loggerheads over the future of Turkish troops on the divided island.

Cypriot leaders, key powers vow to push ahead towards deal: UN

Geneva - Rival Cypriot leaders, along with top diplomats from Turkey, Greece and Britain, agreed Thursday to push on with efforts to reunite the divided island and end one of the world's longest-running political rows.

Cypriot leaders, key powers vow to push on towards deal

Geneva - Rival Cypriot leaders, along with top diplomats from Turkey, Greece and Britain, agreed to push on with efforts to reunite the divided island and end one of the world's longest-running political rows.

Cyprus coffee shop provides common ground for peace

Nicosia - Between two checkpoints in Europe's last divided capital a coffee shop provides a venue for Greek and Turkish Cypriots to overcome their differences and dream of a shared future.

UN chief in Geneva for Cyprus peace talks

Geneva - New UN chief Antonio Guterres will attend talks in Geneva Thursday aimed at ending decades of stalemate in a divided Cyprus, in his first foreign trip since becoming secretary-general on January 1.

Cypriot leaders to swap maps on unified island

Geneva - Rival Cypriot delegations will on Wednesday present maps detailing their visions for how internal boundaries should be drawn as they pursue talks aimed at ending Cyprus's 42-year division.

Cyprus talks 'very last chance', says EU's Juncker

Valletta - Rival Cypriot leaders meeting in Switzerland are facing "the very last chance" to end the four-decades-old division of Cyprus, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday.
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