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Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Rattles Cyprus

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 has hit the Cyprus region, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) announced on Tuesday. The earthquake was at a depth of 2 km (1.24 miles). The Geological Survey Department said the quake was...

Cyprus FM Christodoulides Resigns Eying Presidency

The Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, released a statement on Sunday revealing that he had tendered his resignation several days ago and hinted at a possible bid for the presidency at the 2023 elections. In statements...

COVID-19: New Deltacron Variant Discovered in Cyprus

A new COVID-19 variant dubbed Deltacron has been discovered in Cyprus, with health authorities announcing a press conference

Cyprus Reports Highest Covid-19 Cases Per Capita in the World

Cyprus now has the highest Covid infection rate per 100,000 residents in the world. Agence France-Presse released a report on Covid cases per capita on Tuesday in which Cyprus led the world, with 2,505 cases per 100,000 residents. Behind Cyprus...

Feta vs. Halloumi: Battle of the Greek Cheeses

Halloumi and Feta may just be the most iconic food products from their respective countries of origin, Cyprus and Greece.

Cyprus Signs Deal for More Offshore Drilling with ExxonMobil

Cyprus's Energy Minister Natasa Pilides signed a deal to issue ExxonMobil and partner Qatar Energy for a second exploration license for offshore drilling. Pilides said that ExxonMobil plans to begin exploring Cyprus's waters during the first half of 2022 to...

Bronze Age Tombs in Cyprus Yield Solid Gold Tiara, Necklace

Newly-excavated Bronze Age tombs near the sea in Cyprus revealed the remains of an aristocratic family wearing solid gold necklaces and tiaras, surrounded by grave goods from faraway lands, showing the extensive trade networks of the time. A seal from...

Greece Hails Strategic Alliance with Israel in Jerusalem Summit

"Our relations with Israel have never been better," Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in joint statements with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in Jerusalem on Tuesday. The Prime Minister referred to the newly-strengthened strategic alliance...

Pope Francis Says Migrants “Have Ended Up in Concentration Camps”

Pope Francis said that migrants around the world live in conditions equivalent to concentration camps on Friday. The pope was at a meeting with a group of migrants in Cyprus when he made his remarks, where he departed from a...

Pope Calls for Conciliation Between Catholic, Orthodox Churches

Pope Francis, who is visiting Cyprus on Friday spoke of reconciliation between the Catholic and the Orthodox Church during his visit with Archbishop Chrysostomos and the Holy Synod in Nicosia. “It is my heartfelt hope that there will be increased opportunities...

Cyprus Rolls Out Red Carpet for Pope Francis

Cyprus welcomed Pope Francis on Thursday, on his second visit to the Mediterranean island, in what is dubbed by the Vatican as an “Apostolic journey.” President Nicos Anastasiades stated that the Pope's decision to visit a small island like Cyprus...

Cyprus, Greece Prepare to Welcome Pope Francis on his “Apostolic Journey”

Pope Francis begins a five-day journey to the predominantly Orthodox nations of Cyprus and Greece on Thursday in what is described by the Vatican as an "Apostolic visit." The Vatican says that Francis will visit "as a pilgrim" and that...

Cyprus Seeks Bidders in Hopes of Reviving Ferry Line to Greece

The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry announced on Wednesday that Cyprus is seeking bidders to revive its ferry line to Greece.  The ferry service was discontinued over two decades ago, and multiple campaigns to relaunch the ferry have come and gone...

New York Mayor Elect: Turkey “Played a Major Role in Shaping Mankind”

Newly-elected New York City mayor Eric Adams declared himself as a "Friend of the Turkish people" in his first international interview after his elevation to the city's highest office on November 19. In his talk with interviewers from the national...

Turkish Occupation Continues to Erase Ancient Heritage of Cyprus

Since the military invasion of Cyprus by the Turkish army during the summer of 1974, countless reports have been published about the atrocities the Turkish forces committed on the beautiful Mediterranean island. But less known is the continuous effort by...