Cyprus makes mask-wearing compulsory in large indoor spaces

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus on Friday made mask-wearing compulsory in all indoor areas where people gather in large numbers, like malls and supermarkets, and is significantly ramping up random coron...

Cyprus: Putin 'to help ease' gas search tensions with Turkey

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to intercede with Turkey to try and ease rising tensions over its oil and gas exploration in eastern Mediterranean waters that Cypr...

Minister: Cyprus will lose over 75% of tourism this year

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus doesn’t expect to see this year more than 20%-25% of the record 3.97 million vacationing visitors the Mediterranean island nation welcomed in 2019 because the coronavirus...

Cyprus: US military training won't harm Russia, China ties

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ government said Friday that a U.S. decision to provide education and training to the island nation’s armed forces won’t hamper relations with either Russia or China. ...

Cyprus: EU partners aim to rein in Turkey's 'expansionism'

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus and its European Union partners are working to rein in Turkey’s “expansionist policy” in the eastern Mediterranean amid heightened tensions over an offshore search for hy...

EU to help resolve Cyprus-Turkey maritime border wrangle

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The European Union will help Cyprus try to negotiate its maritime border with neighboring Turkey in order to end an ongoing wrangle that has raised tensions in the east Mediterr...

Cyprus pledges to cover costs for virus-hit tourists

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is pledging to cover all costs for anyone testing positive for the coronavirus while on vacation on the eastern Mediterranean island nation, according to a letter obtaine...

Flights to Cyprus to resume from select countries next month

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus on Friday outlined plans for the phased resumption next month of commercial flights from a select number of countries with low COVID-19 infection rates to jump-start its ...

Cyprus backs voluntary tracking app use to halt virus spread

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The government of Cyprus is encouraging the voluntary use of a locally developed cellphone application designed to locate people who may have come into contac...

Cyprus: In fighting virus, politicians listened to experts

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus has negotiated the coronavirus pandemic with a very low per capita death rate because its government closely followed the advice of medical experts and imposed a strict l...

Cyprus: Turkey's latest gas drilling proof of 'expansionism'

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey continues to pursue “illegal expansionist plans” in the east Mediterranean by again attempting to drill for gas in waters where Cyprus has exclusive economic rights, the ...

Cyprus sees surge in migrants after Turkey opens border

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is seeing a surge of migrants after Turkey's president made good on a threat to stop intercepting people trying to reach Europe. Cyprus, a member of the...

Cyprus says Turkey deliberately sent it migrants for months

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' interior minister on Friday accused Turkey of deliberately channeling migrants for months to the ethnically-divided island's Greek Cypriot south to change the compositio...

French admiral: Warplanes mostly gathering info on IS group

LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) — The Islamic State group remains active in Syria and Iraq despite major territorial losses, necessitating French air support for troops mainly in Iraq, the commander of a French...

Cyprus president: no drilling let-up despite Turkey's moves

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus won't put its exploratory gas drilling plans on hold despite Turkey's attempt to force the east Mediterranean island nation to halt its activities by conducting its own g...