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US academics use radar to help seek missing in split Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — U.S. academics who help locate Holocaust mass graves and execution sites in Eastern Europe have used ground-penetrating radar to seek burial sites on Cyprus of people missing si...

Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military

At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the rul...

Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military

At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the rul...

Britain to upgrade communications on Cyprus military base

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The U.K. will build a new communications facility on one of two bases it maintains on the eastern Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, a British Defense Ministry spokesman sai...

Christian world marks Epiphany with series of celebrations

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Christians around the world on Thursday marked Epiphany, known as Three Kings Day for Catholics and the Baptism of Christ for the Orthodox, with a series of celebrations. ...

In exodus from Lebanon, the well-off find new home in Cyprus

PARALIMNI, Cyprus (AP) — Many well-off Lebanese who escaped their country’s economic tailspin for a new life in the nearby island nation of Cyprus say the transition has been a whirlwind of emotions. ...

Cyprus issues 2nd offshore drilling license to ExxonMobil

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — ExxonMobil and partner Qatar Energy expanded their stake in potential oil and gas deposits off Cyprus by signing a deal with the east Mediterranean island nation Friday for a se...

Turkey says mosque attacks on Cyprus won't go 'unanswered'

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that attacks on Muslim houses of worship on Cyprus would “not go unanswered” following reports of an attempted arson attack on ...

Pope laments 'hostility and prejudice' with Cypriot Orthodox

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Pope Francis lamented centuries of hostility and prejudice that have divided Catholics and Orthodox as he met Friday with the leader of Cyprus’ Greek Orthodox Church and pointed...

A weary pope urges Cyprus to welcome migrants, heal division

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Pope Francis praised the “mosaic” of Cyprus’ multiethnic people as he arrived Thursday on the ethnically divided Mediterranean island and urged it to welcome migrants and heal t...

Cyprus: pope will transfer migrants to Italy after visit

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Pope Francis is arranging to transfer a number of migrants to Italy from the east Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, where he is opening a three-day visit next week, a Cypri...

Turkey says won't be deterred from gas drilling in east Med

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey's deputy president said on Monday that his country is “not afraid of anyone" and won't be deterred from continuing drilling for oil and gas in disputed waters that have b...

Cyprus wants EU support for migrant crackdown as flows rise

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus said Wednesday it will seek European Union approval to stop processing asylum claims from migrants illegally entering the east Mediterranean island nation. ...

Cyprus to try Azeri 'hitman' allegedly targeting Israelis

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot police have formally charged an Azeri man on suspicion that he planned to carry out the contract killings of Israelis living in Cyprus, a law enforcement official said o...

France flexes muscle, puts warship in eastern Mediterranean

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — France showcased its military muscle Monday with a tour of its new frigate Auvergne in the eastern Mediterranean, seeking to underscore what the ship's captain said was the impo...