Cyprus

Greek Cypriots ‘remain faithful to reunification’

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said that a solution to the Cyprus problem could represent be a win-win situation for all stakeholders, adding that the possibility of it happening is still high, provided there is political will. Speaking to news channel Al Jazeera, Kasoulides added that the Greek Cypriot side remains… Cyprus Mail …


Pregnancy is ‘not a dangerous thing’

The House human rights committee on Monday debated a proposed bill to create a specialised queue for vulnerable groups at public and private sector services. The bill, proposed by ruling Disy MP Savia Orphanidou and Diko MP Christiana Erotokritou, calls for a fine of up to €500 for businesses that… Cyprus Mail …


Rock and opera combine in upcoming concert

Can the worlds of rock and opera be united? Evening concerts coming soon to Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia would say so with the presentation of the world’s greatest opera hits in rock and modern arrangements performed by rock musicians and leading soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre. The Rock and Opera… Cyprus Mail …


Four-and-a-half thousand euros stolen from Paphos business

An employee has been accused of stealing a sum of €4,500 from an agency in Paphos. The owner of the agency reported the theft on Tuesday, police reported. The complainant alleged that the 26-year-old employee had withdrawn the cash on three different dates between end of August and end of… Cyprus Mail …


Cyprus proposes changes to the EU asylum procedure

Interior Minister Nikos Nouris highlighted Turkey’s role in the trafficking of irregular migrants during the proceedings of the European union’s council of internal affairs on Friday. “The €200 million in aid earmarked for Turkey for the security of its external borders should only be given under conditions,” the minister added…. Cyprus Mail …


Herbs recalled after failure to list potential allergen

The health ministry’s public health service recalled on Wednesday basil and mint from two brands because of a failure to list a potential allergen among ingredients. Both herbs were found to contain celery, which is an allergen and could potentially cause issues to those allergic to it. The specific ingredient… Cyprus Mail …


Monument in Strovolos commemorating missing persons vandalised

A monument commemorating Strovolos residents who died or went missing in 1974 has been vandalised, Strovolos municipality announced on Thursday. In a written statement, the municipality described the damages to the monument located in a municipal park by Thesprotias Street in Strovolos. The statement said that a complaint has been… Cyprus Mail …


‘Need to tighten up on spyware’

A European Parliament special committee stressed on Thursday the need to tighten up EU-wide rules governing the sale and use of spyware, following the eavesdropping affair in Greece. The committee – known as Pega, Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware – discussed exclusively… Cyprus Mail …



New monkeypox case detected, 18-year-old with no travel history

An 18-year-old man without a travel history has tested positive for monkeypox, the fifth case seen in Cyprus so far, the health ministry said on Friday. The patient is being treated at the Nicosia general hospital, the ministry said. His condition is said to be good. Contact tracing will be… Cyprus Mail …