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Cyprus to further relax travel curbs
Nicosia, Jan 20 (IANS) Starting from March 1, Cyprus will further relax travel restrictions by dropping pre-travel coronavirus tests for vaccinated visitors and those who have recovered from the disease, a senior official said.
2022-01-20
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics
Cyprus tightens curbs, makes PCR test mandatory for all arrivals
Nicosia, Jan 6 (IANS) The government of Cyprushas announced to step up its Covid-19-related travel and movement restrictions for the second time in eight days in an effort to slow the spread of infections fanned by the Omicron variant.
2022-01-06
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics
Cyprus introduces emergency measures against Covid
Nicosia, Dec 30 (IANS) Starting from Thursday, new emergency measures aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19 in Cyprus will come into force, Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas announced.
2021-12-30
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics
Cyprus reports record 1,925 new Covid-19 cases
Nicosia, Dec 28 (IANS) Warning of fresh restrictions, Cyprus' health authorities announced a record 1,925 new coronavirus infections.
2021-12-28
Category: International, Cyprus,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cyprus imposes further curbs on travellers from UK
Nicosia, Dec 19 (IANS) Cyprus has imposed additional new restrictions on travellers from the UK after the latter country has reported a rapid spread of cases related to the Omicron Covid-19 variant, the Health Ministry in Nicosia said in a statement.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics
Tourist arrivals in Cyprus down 50 pct in 2021: official
Nicosia, Dec 17 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic caused a 50 per cent drop in tourist arrivals in Cyprus in 2021 compared to 2019, the last year before the onset of Covid-19, Deputy Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios has said.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Cyprus,Health/Medicine,Politics
UN chief appoints Special Representative in Cyprus
Nicosia, Nov 6 (IANS) The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has announced the appointment of Colin Stewart of Canada as his new Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), a UN press release issued in Nicosia has said.
2021-11-06
Category: International, Cyprus,Diplomacy
Eight countries involved in search and rescue drill off Cypriot coast
Nicosia, Nov 4 (IANS) An emergency drill involving military personnel from eight countries was carried out off the southern coast of Cyprus, Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides announced.
2021-11-04
Category: International, Cyprus,Diplomacy,Politics
Massive forest fire in Cyprus kills 4 people
Nicosia, July 5 (IANS) Four people were killed in a massive forest fire which has been raging for almost 24 hours in a mountainous area of Cyprus, police said.
2021-07-05
Category: International, Cyprus,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Cyprus requests help from Israel, EU to combat huge fire
Nicosia, July 4 (IANS) Cyprus has requested urgent help from Israel and the European Union (EU) to fight a huge wildfire that raged out of control in the country's southern region.
2021-07-04
Category: International, Cyprus,Environment/Wildlife
9 European countries added to Cyprus' low risk category
Nicosia, June 22 (IANS) Cyprus' Health Ministry added nine countries in Europe to its low risk category for travel based on their coronavirus epidemiological situation.
2021-06-22
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics
Cyprus receives 436,000 vaccines amid alarming spike in cases
Nicosia, May 1 (IANS) Cyprus has received 436,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines as its 14-day cumulative number of cases per 100,000 persons hit a record high of 1,145.6 on Friday.
2021-05-01
Category: International, Cyprus,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cyprus to return to strict Covid-19 lockdown
Nicosia, April 24 (IANS) As of April 26, Cyprus will reintroduce a strict coronavirus lockdown regime to stem the rapid spread of Covid-19 infections. The number of new coronavirus cases has doubled in the past two weeks, Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou has said.
2021-04-24
Category: International, Cyprus,Health/Medicine
Cyprus, Greece, Israel, UAE FMs meet
Nicosia, April 18 (IANS) The Foreign Ministers of Cyprus, Greece, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) concluded a two-day meeting on regional issues and cooperation.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics
Cyprus' national cheese gets EU protected status
Nicosia, March 28 (IANS) Cyprus' "national cheese" halloumi has been recognized by the European Commission as a product of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) after an examination process that lasted more than 15 years, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Costas Kadis said.
2021-03-28
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics
'EU committed to backing Cyprus issue talks'
Nicosia, March 6 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is strongly committed to supporting the upcoming talks on the Cyprus issue, Josep Borrell, the bloc's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics
'Only solution to Cyprus issue is reunification in bi-zonal federation'
Nicosia, Feb 9 (IANS) Cyprus and Greece have said that the only solution to the Cyprus issue is the reunification of the island in a bi-zonal federation, in line with UN Security Council resolutions.
2021-02-09
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics
UN envoy meets Cyriot leaders over new peace talks
Nicosia, Jan 12 (IANS) Jane Holl Lute, the UN special envoy to Cyprus, held separate discussions here with the leaders of the divided island, in a bid to nail down details for an international conference to promote new peace negotiations, officials of the two sides said.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics
Cyprus enters three-week coronavirus lockdown
Nicosia, Jan 11 (IANS) Cyprus entered a three-week lockdown in its latest bid to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-01-11
Category: International, Cyprus,Health/Medicine
Pompeo 'deeply concerned' over Turkish energy exploration in East Med
Nicosia, Sep 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he was "deeply concerned" over Turkey's gas exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean amid growing tensions between Ankara, Cyprus and Greece.
2020-09-13
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics
French frigate sails in Cyprus waters amid E.Mediterranean tensions
Nicosia, Aug 20 (IANS) A French frigate was sailing inside Cyprus' territorial waters in the context of a defence agreement between the island-nation and France amid the ongoing tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said.
2020-08-20
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics
Cypriot footballers reject cut in salaries, propose negotiations
Nicosia, April 15 (IANS) Even though no decision has been made yet on when to restart the Cypriot football league fixtures, Pancyprian Footballers Association (PASP) has rejected a proposal by the Cyprus Football Association (CFA) to cut player's salaries in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, PASP President Spyros Neophytides said on Wednesday.
2020-04-15
Category: International, Cyprus,Sports,Football
Cyprus to gradually dismantle anti-Covid restrictions
Nicosia, Feb 16 (IANS) Cyprus' government has decided to gradually lift coronavirus restrictions as a result of a stabilization in daily Covid-19 infections in recent days, Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas said after a meeting of the Council of Ministers.
2022-02-16
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics
Cyprus rules out transfer of Russian-made weapons to Ukraine
Nicosia, April 6 (IANS) Cyprus cannot accept the US' suggestion to send its Russian-made weapons to Ukraine as this would create gaps in its deterrence capabilities, Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides said here on Tuesday.
2022-04-06
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics
Cyprus, European Commission sign MOU on unregulated migrants
Nicosia, Feb 22 (IANS) Cyprus and the European Commission have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at managing an unchecked influx of unregulated migrants.
2022-02-22
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics
FMs of Cyprus, Lebanon discuss energy cooperation, bilateral relations
Nicosia, April 16 (IANS) Lebanon is considering new proposals for the demarcation of its maritime borders with Israel, Lebanese Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib said after talks in Nicosia with his Cypriot counterpart Ioannis Kasoulides.
2022-04-16
Category: International, Cyprus,Diplomacy,Politics
Cyprus re-establishes sea-link with outside world for 1st time in 21 yrs
Nicosia, June 20 (IANS) Cyprus, an island country in the eastern Mediterranean, has re-established a regular sea-link with the outside world for the first time after 21 years.
2022-06-20
Category: International, Cyprus,Diplomacy,Politics
Ten EU countries to join migrant relocation plan, says Cypriot minister
Nicosia, June 15 (IANS) Ten European Union (EU) countries have accepted to participate in a migrant relocation plan, aimed at relieving pressure on the five so-called front EU states in the Mediterranean, Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nouris said on Wednesday.
2022-06-15
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics
Cyprus marks inflation increase due to Ukraine crisis
Nicosia, May 1 (IANS) Cyprus' inflation further increased in April this year, marking a spike of 8.6 per cent due to the Russia-Ukraine war, according to provisional Eurostat data.
2022-05-01
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics
Cyprus, Israel kick off joint military exercise
Nicosia, May 30 (IANS) Cyprus and Israel have kicked-off their "biggest ever" joint military exercise in the Cypriot air, sea and land territory, a Defence Ministry statement said.
2022-05-30
Category: International, Cyprus,Diplomacy,Politics
Cyprus announces policy shift towards Turkey
Nicosia, Feb 20 (IANS) Cyprus' Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said that his country's policies towards Turkey have shifted in recent weeks away from confrontation to confidence-building measures.
2022-02-20
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics