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The annual Malabar naval drills are joint exercises by India, Japan and the US

Israel, Greece, Cyprus hold naval drill as they deepen ties

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 01:48 PM IST
It said the “Noble Dina” exercise, which was led by Israel and also included France, covered “anti-submarine procedures, search and rescue scenarios, and a scenario simulating battle between ships.”
Cyprus targets return in tourist traffic, opens door to Covid vaccinated Britons(Twitter/celebrityradio)
Cyprus targets return in tourist traffic, opens door to Covid vaccinated Britons(Twitter/celebrityradio)

Cyprus targets return in tourist traffic, opens door to Covid vaccinated Britons

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 07:32 PM IST
Eastern Mediterranean's island nation, Cyprus, will admit elderly UK holidaymakers or visitors from Britain from May 1, provided they have had a second dose of an European Medicines Agency-approved Covid-19 vaccine at least seven days before travelling
Cyprus has been divided since Turkish forces captured its northern third in 1974, following an attempted coup in which a military junta in Athens sought to unite the island with Greece. To this day, the self-declared Turkish Cypriot state is recognized only by Turkey, while the Republic of Cyprus in the south of the island is internationally recognized and joined the European Union in 2004.(REUTERS)
Cyprus has been divided since Turkish forces captured its northern third in 1974, following an attempted coup in which a military junta in Athens sought to unite the island with Greece. To this day, the self-declared Turkish Cypriot state is recognized only by Turkey, while the Republic of Cyprus in the south of the island is internationally recognized and joined the European Union in 2004.(REUTERS)

UN plans Cyprus meeting in April as gap widens between sides

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 02:48 PM IST
Turkey and the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state in the north of the island say that a two-state solution to the Cyprus conflict is the only option that merits a discussion.
Further investigations by the NIA revealed that Nijjar, Singh and a third accused Moin Khan had orchestrated a criminal conspiracy to revive Sikh militancy for the ultimate objective of forming a separate state of Khalistan.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Further investigations by the NIA revealed that Nijjar, Singh and a third accused Moin Khan had orchestrated a criminal conspiracy to revive Sikh militancy for the ultimate objective of forming a separate state of Khalistan.(HT Archives. Representative image)

NIA arrests Khalistani terrorist at Delhi airport upon his deportation from Cyprus

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 06:51 PM IST
A resident of the Ajnala town in Amritsar, Nijjar left for Cyprus on October 19, 2017, a release issued by the NIA stated, adding that his transit custody shall be obtained and he will be taken to Mumbai for further investigation.
Turkey is at odds with EU members Greece and Cyprus over hydrocarbon exploration in disputed east Mediterranean waters.(REUTERS)
Turkey is at odds with EU members Greece and Cyprus over hydrocarbon exploration in disputed east Mediterranean waters.(REUTERS)

Turkey rejects European Parliament call for sanctions over Cyprus

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 02:10 PM IST
Erdogan incensed Cyprus, whose territory covers the southern half of the partitioned Mediterranean island, on Nov. 15 by visiting Varosha, a resort on the island that has been fenced-off and abandoned in no-man’s land since 1974.
Cyprus announces local lockdowns to curb virus spike(Twitter/HSajwanization)
Cyprus announces local lockdowns to curb virus spike(Twitter/HSajwanization)

Mediterranean island country, Cyprus, bans travel into or out of the towns to curb coronavirus spike

Nicosia | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 12:53 PM IST
Cyprus imposes a curfew from 8 pm to 5 am, announces partial lockdown with a ban on travel into and out of its Mediterranean towns amid surge in Covid-19 cases
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and France's President Emmanuel Macron speak during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 18, 2020.(Reuters photo)
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and France's President Emmanuel Macron speak during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 18, 2020.(Reuters photo)

Cyprus, France to boost defense ties under cooperation deal

Nicosia, Cyprus | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 02:42 PM IST
Cyprus on Thursday said it would work with France to procure and develop arms and jointly train military personnel as part of a defense cooperation agreement.
Tourism directly contributes more than 13% to Cyprus’ 22 billion-euro ($26 billion) economy.(Unsplash)
Tourism directly contributes more than 13% to Cyprus’ 22 billion-euro ($26 billion) economy.(Unsplash)

Covid-19 travel: Cyprus likely to lose over 75% of tourism this year, reveals minister

Nicosia, Cyprus | By Associated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 09:36 AM IST
Cyprus managed to contain the spread of Covid-19 by imposing a strict lockdown and night-time curfew between March and June. Authorities hoped to attract vacationers after international commercial flights resumed on June 9.
Cyprus is one of a clutch of normally highly open island nations -- including Iceland, Malta and New Zealand -- that have lately started easing, or are poised to ease, measures restricting internal movement.(Unsplash)
Cyprus is one of a clutch of normally highly open island nations -- including Iceland, Malta and New Zealand -- that have lately started easing, or are poised to ease, measures restricting internal movement.(Unsplash)

Splendid isolation: Islands prove safe ports in virus storm

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Kabir Bhandari
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 03:54 PM IST
The government this week began allowing people into the sea for the first time since March and permitted them to leave their homes up to three times, instead of just once, per day.
A man looks at paintings during an exhibition of culturally significant paintings that were recently exchanged as part of an effort to boost confidence between the ethnically divided island nation's two communities, at the Ledra Palace Hotel inside the UN controlled buffer zone in divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades and the leader of the ethnically divided island's breakaway Turkish Cypriots Mustafa Akinci attended the exhibition.(AP/Petros Karadjias)
A man looks at paintings during an exhibition of culturally significant paintings that were recently exchanged as part of an effort to boost confidence between the ethnically divided island nation's two communities, at the Ledra Palace Hotel inside the UN controlled buffer zone in divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades and the leader of the ethnically divided island's breakaway Turkish Cypriots Mustafa Akinci attended the exhibition.(AP/Petros Karadjias)

45 years on, ‘lost’ masterpieces see light in split Cyprus

Nicosia (Cyprus) | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 05:30 PM IST
It took more than 45 years, but 219 paintings thought lost or stolen that include some considered to be among the most significant works Greek Cypriot artists have produced were put on display.
Ajax's Joel Veltman, right, Razvan Marin, second right, and Lisandro Martinez, left, challenge APOEL's Musa Suleiman, second left, during the Champions League qualifying playoff first leg soccer match at GSP stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019.(AP)
Ajax's Joel Veltman, right, Razvan Marin, second right, and Lisandro Martinez, left, challenge APOEL's Musa Suleiman, second left, during the Champions League qualifying playoff first leg soccer match at GSP stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019.(AP)

Ajax finish with 10 men and a goalless draw in Cyprus

Cyprus | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 10:19 AM IST
The Ajax vs APOEL Champions League group stage match was goalless but packed with incident
The court hearing was conducted behind closed doors as one of the suspects is a minor aged under 18.(HT Photo)
The court hearing was conducted behind closed doors as one of the suspects is a minor aged under 18.(HT Photo)

12 Israeli tourists held in Cyprus over alleged gang rape of UK teen

Nicosia | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 06:12 PM IST
The Israelis - who entered the court premises with their faces covered -- have not been charged.
A diver gets out of Kokkinopezoula lake, also known as "red lake" after an investigation for possible bodies of victims of a suspected serial killer near the village of Mitsero, Cyprus on May 6, 2019.(Reuters Photo)
A diver gets out of Kokkinopezoula lake, also known as "red lake" after an investigation for possible bodies of victims of a suspected serial killer near the village of Mitsero, Cyprus on May 6, 2019.(Reuters Photo)

‘Serial killings’ in Cyprus spark horror, anger at police

Nicosia | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 10:46 AM IST
The victims were four Filipinas, including a mother and her six-year-old daughter, a Romanian woman and her eight-year-old daughter, and a woman reported to be Nepalese.
Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their first goal with Thorgan Hazard.(REUTERS)
Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their first goal with Thorgan Hazard.(REUTERS)

Eden Hazard marks milestone with early goal to help Belgium win

Nicosia | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 11:43 AM IST
Michy Batshuayi got the other goal for the top team in the FIFA rankings, who began their campaign last Thursday with a 3-1 home success over Russia and now have six points from their opening two games in Group I.
Germany's Thilo Kehrer, Leroy Sane and team mates celebrate after the match.(REUTERS)
Germany's Thilo Kehrer, Leroy Sane and team mates celebrate after the match.(REUTERS)

New-look Germany edge Netherlands in Euro 2020 qualifiers

Amsterdam | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 09:30 AM IST
Germany raced into a 2-0 lead in Amsterdam with thrilling strikes from Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry but the hosts struck back with a second half header from Matthijs De Ligt before Memphis Depay pounced for an equaliser on 63 minutes.
Scotland manager Alex McLeish reacts during their match against Kazakhstan.(REUTERS)
Scotland manager Alex McLeish reacts during their match against Kazakhstan.(REUTERS)

Euro 2020 qualifiers: Alex McLeish sidesteps Scotland sack talk after Kazakhstan loss

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2019 11:11 AM IST
Scotland manager Alex McLeish shrugged off questions about his future after his team’s abject 3-0 defeat by Kazakhstan in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier on Thursday, saying he is ‘pretty good at bouncing back’
A woman stitches famous Lefkaritiko lace in Lefkara village, Cyprus.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
A woman stitches famous Lefkaritiko lace in Lefkara village, Cyprus.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

A stitch in time: Cyprus’ Lefkaritiko lace faces grim future

Associated Press | By Associated Press, Lefkara, Cyprus
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 03:58 PM IST
The skills involved in hand-stitching Lefkaritiko lace, the embroidery that uses Irish linen and French thread have been passed down from generation to generation for some 600 years. The art was taught to Lefkara women by Cyprus’ former Venetian rulers when they vacationed in the village
Dutch art detective Arthur Brand poses with the missing mosaic of St Mark, a rare piece of stolen Byzantine art from Cyprus, in a hotel room in The Hague.(AFP)
Dutch art detective Arthur Brand poses with the missing mosaic of St Mark, a rare piece of stolen Byzantine art from Cyprus, in a hotel room in The Hague.(AFP)

Missing St Mark mosaic finally returns to Cyprus

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, The Hague
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 11:37 AM IST
Arthur Brand, dubbed the Indiana Jones of the art world because of his exploits to recover stolen works reveals how the St Mark mosaic handover was a high point in his life-long interest in the Byzantine saint and the result of a nearly two-year chase across Europe.
File image of Club Brugge's Croatian coach Ivan Leko looks on during the UEFA Champions League group A football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Club Brugge at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid.(AFP)
File image of Club Brugge's Croatian coach Ivan Leko looks on during the UEFA Champions League group A football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Club Brugge at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid.(AFP)

Club Brugge coach Ivan Leko arrested in Belgian football probe

Brussels | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2018 07:05 PM IST
The headquarters of Club Brugge, Standard Liege, Anderlecht and KRC Genk, the current leader of the Belgian Premier League, were searched in the operation, the source said, confirming information from the Belgian media.
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