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Cyprus President Says Could Have a Solution Before the Elections If His Proposal Is Accepted

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said on Thursday evening that if a proposal he has put forward on the negotiating table in the context of UN led talks to reunite Cyprus, divided since the Turkish invasion of 1974, is accepted...

President Anastasiades and Akinci to Meet on Thursday for Crucial Meetings

There are two separate meetings that Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci have planned for Thursday with the United Nations special envoy, Espen Barth Eide that could determine the discourse of the peace negations for the...

Cyprus Church Considering Setting Up Own Bank

On Tuesday, Cyprus' Orthodox Church leader, Archbishop Chrysostomos II told state broadcaster RIK that the Church is considering setting up its own bank. The idea behind potentially setting up a bank for the Church comes as a result of the...

PeacePlayers International Brings Greek and Turkish Cypriots Together with Basketball

PeacePlayers International is a program that was first started on the divided island of Cyprus in 2006 in order to bridge tensions between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. It now has over 250 players and 12 teams which regularly participate...

Activists Protest on Cyprus Against Turkey’s Planned Nuclear Plant

On Wednesday activists formed a human chain across the 70-meter UN-controlled buffer zone in protest to Turkey's plans to build a nuclear power plant only 56 miles (90 kilometers) from Cyprus's northern shoreline, the AP has reported. The planned Russian-made...

Cyprus and Australia Working Together to Fight Terrorism

Cyprus and Australia aim to further enhance and expand their cooperation on combating terrorism, organized crime, illegal immigration and illegal drug trade. The two countries' Justice Ministers, Ionas Nicolaou and Michael Keenan, held talks here on Tuesday during in which...

Images of Unique Orthodox Chapel on Cyprus Go Viral! (Photos)

The Orthodox Chapel of Saint Peter and Saint Helena in Paphos, Cyprus is making its way through social media outlets and architecture websites due to its unique modern design. Created by Michail Georgiou the Saint Peter and Saint Helena Chapel was "inspired by the...

Exploratory Drilling in Block 11 of Cyprus' EEZ to Start in July

Exploratory drilling is set to take place in block 11 of Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the first two weeks of July, a top Total official said, on Thursday. Eleanor Rowley, Total's VP of Exploration, MENA region, was addressing...

EasyJet Flight to Larnaca Forced to Land in Turkey Before Diverting to Athens

On Friday evening an Easyjet aircraft with 184 people on board traveling from Gatwick to Larnaca ran into bad weather and the crew was forced to make a landing at the airport of Dalaman in Turkey. According to Cyprus Mail Online...

President Anastasiades Hopes Social Dinner Will Help Resumption of Cyprus Talks

"I expect that during the social dinner of Sunday we will have the opportunity to have a resumption of the Cyprus negotiations," President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades said on Thursday, referring to the dinner that UNSG's Special Advisor for...