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Tornadoes, Storms Hit Limassol in Cyprus Causing ‘Biblical Destruction’

At least two tornadoes hit the city of Limassol, Cyprus on Wednesday causing what some residents described as "biblical destruction." Fallen trees, broken homes and damage to the city's infrastructure were reported as the tornadoes and powerful overnight storms swept...

The Nightmare Scenario in Cyprus and Annexation by Turkey

The past couple of years in Cyprus have been filled with rising tensions, including threats of annexation by Turkey. Due to Cyprus' guarantor status, any changes in the country’s borders would be tantamount to a declaration of war, particularly against...

Biden Urged to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Cyprus Invasion

President Biden has been urged to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Cyprus invasion this year by inviting the Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides to the White House. The Congressional Hellenic Caucus sent a letter to President Biden, urging him to...

Most Common Names in Greece, Cyprus, and Around the World

In Greece and Cyprus, it is custom to follow a widely-used pattern of naming a child after their grandparents.

Copper Made Bronze Age Cyprus an Important Trade Hub

Recent archaeological excavations led by the Swedish Cyprus Expedition at the Hala Sultan Tekke on the south coast of Cyprus have revealed new insights into the area's past. The most recent discoveries indicate that the Hala Sultan Tekke complex on...

First Aid Shipment to Gaza Departs From Cyprus Port

The humanitarian corridor from Cyprus to Gaza was inaugurated with the sailing of a ship loaded with 80 tons of aid for Gaza, state broadcaster CyBC reported on Monday. According to the CyBC report, the ship, the British Royal Navy’s...

Kissinger Owed an Apology to Greece and Cyprus

A year before Henry Kissinger's death Michael Rubin, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute wrote a polemic calling on him to apologize to Greece and Cyprus over his role during the Turkish invasion of 1974. Writing in the...

Cyprus Invites Foreign Experts on Russian Sanction Evasion Inquiry

The president of Cyprus said Monday he asked an unnamed “third country” to send a team of experts to help the inquiry on how Cypriot financial service providers helped Russian oligarchs skirt international sanctions. In an interview with the Associated...

Cyprus Investigates How Local Companies Help Russian Oligarchs

Cyprus law enforcement is investigating the attempted £1 billion (about $1.2 billion) stake transfer by a Russian oligarch on the day he faced EU sanctions. The inquiry is currently in progress, The Guardian reported. This revelation follows the disclosure that...

Russia Attacks Cyprus-owned Ship in Port of Odesa, Ukraine

At least one person has been killed after a Russian missile struck a Cyprus-owned ship entering the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odesa, Ukrainian officials say. According to the southern defense forces, the KMAX RULER vessel was struck by an...

Greek and Cypriot Dialects: Distinct Varieties of the Same Language

Greek and Greek Cypriot dialects are distinct varieties of the Greek language that has evolved over the millennia. They share a common linguistic heritage, but they have developed distinctive features over time due to historical, geographical, and cultural factors. These...

10 Must Visit Archaeological Sites in Cyprus

Cyprus carries a long history mirrored through archaeological sites scattered in between its cities and the countryside. From expansive ancient cities and the mysterious Neolithic settlements, to the many Roman ruins and unyielding medieval castles, the island boasts many historical...

‘First Black Briton’ Turns Out Was a Woman Likely from Cyprus

The "first black Briton" that lived in an English village 1,800 years ago turns out to be most likely a lady from Cyprus, according to new DNA analysis. The ancient skeleton discovered in Beachy Head, East Sussex, lived during the...

Record Number of Greek Cypriots Seen in Occupied Northern Cyprus

Turkish Cypriot media has reported a Greek Cypriot influx in the occupied northern parts of Cyprus. There has been a record number of arrivals of Greek Cypriots through the checkpoints. The numbers overshadow the significance of Ercan (Tymbou) airport. According...

Cyprus and Karabakh: Parallels of Destruction

Akin to Karabakh, Cyprus has suffered. Turkish forces have killed hundreds of Cypriots and forcibly converted Ancient Greek churches across the occupied North of Cyprus, a similar genocide carried out now by Azerbaijan against Armenians. By Julian McBride For the past...