Cyprus

Cyprus peace talks end inconclusively in Switzerland

Two days of peace talks between the leaders of the Greek and Turkish halves of Cyprus ended inconclusively in Switzerland early Tuesday, sources close to the negotiations told dpa.

Leaders of divided Cyprus aim for breakthrough in peace talks

The Greek and Turkish leaders of Cyprus negotiated territorial questions in Switzerland on Monday, tackling one of the last issues that must be solved to create a federal country on the divided...

Cypriot leaders agree to further talks after days of negotiations

The Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders on Friday agreed to continue UN-backed talks aimed at resolving their decades-long political dispute later this month.

UN chief Ban sees Cyprus solution "within reach" at Swiss talks

The Turkish and Greek halves of Cyprus have come "within reach" of bridging the division of their island after more than 40 years, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday at the start of a...

Cypriot coastguard rescues 84 Syrian refugees

The Cypriot coastguard has rescued 84 Syrian refugees from a boat in distress, a police spokesman told RIK radio on Friday.

Egyptair hijacker to be extradited from Cyprus to Egypt

An Egyptian man accused of hijacking an Egyptair passenger aircraft in March is to be extradited to Egypt, a court in Nicosia ruled on Friday, according to Cypriot state news agency CNA.

Cyprus and Egypt agree to build gas pipeline

Cyprus and Egypt are to build a natural gas pipeline between the two Mediterranean countries, Cypriot media reported on Wednesday.

Greece intercepts sailboat with dozens of migrants in Aegean Sea

The Greek coastguard apprehended 67 refugees, most of them men, aboard a sailboat off the eastern Aegean island of Amorgos on Wednesday.

Conservatives win parliamentary elections in Cyprus

Conservatives won a clear victory in parliamentary elections in the mostly Greek Republic of Cyprus in the southern part of the divided Mediterranean island on Sunday, but saw their support fall...

Cyprus: Divided island republic in the European Union

The third largest island in the Mediterranean, Cyprushas been an independent republic since 1960. Since a Greek coup andTurkish military intervention in 1974, the island has been dividedbetween...

Greek Cypriots elect new parliament

Voters in the mostly Greek Republic of Cyprus in the southern part of the divided Mediterranean island went to the polls to elect a new government on Sunday.

Egypt asks Cyprus to extradite airplane hijack suspect

Egypt on Wednesday requested Cyprus to hand over an Egyptian man accused of hijacking a passenger aircraft and forcing it to fly to Cyprus the day before, prosecutors said.

Media: British hostage poses for picture with EgyptAir hijacker

How do you pass the time when you're a hostage on a hijacked flight to Cairo? Ask for a photo with your hijacker, naturally.

Fake explosive belt used to hijack Egyptian passenger jet

Egyptian authorities defended their security measures Tuesday evening as the passengers from an EgyptAir jet returned home after being diverted to Cyprus by a hijacker wearing a dummy explosive...

Alleged Cyprus hijacker had criminal record, Egypt police say

The alleged hijacker who diverted EgyptAir Flight 181 to Cyprus had a criminal record for forgery and was also suspected in a number of fraud, theft and narcotics cases, Egypt's Interior Ministry...