Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Tag Archives: Cyprus

‘Extremely Surprised’ by Turkey’s actions: German FM

BERLIN: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he was “extremely surprised” by the latest actions of Turkey after successfully bringing the contradictions between Turkey and Greece onto the path of diplomacy. Speaking at a joint press conference with Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Ersin Tatar on ...

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Cyprus signs arms contracts with France

NICOSIA: Cyprus on Thursday said it would work with France to procure and develop arms and jointly train military personnel as part of a defense cooperation agreement. According to a statement, the 2017 agreement that came into force this month also aims to bolster security at sea and around offshore ...

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Cyprus signs $9 billion natural gas deal

NICOSIA: Cyprus announced it had signed its first natural gas exploitation deal worth $9.3 billion with a consortium comprised of industry giant Shell, US-based Noble and Israel´s Delek. “Noble Energy, Shell and Delek now have in their hands the first exploitation license granted by the Republic of Cyprus so they ...

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Egyptian accused of hijacking extradited from Cyprus

CAIRO: An Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to Cyprus has been sent back from the Mediterranean island to his homeland after a two-year extradition battle, officials said Sunday. Seif al-Din Mohamed Mostafa, 61, allegedly used a fake suicide belt to seize an EgyptAir airliner from ...

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19 drown, dozens missing as migrant boat sinks off Cyprus

NICOSIA: At least 19 migrants drowned and up to 30 were missing Wednesday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean off the north of Cyprus, local security forces said. The boat was carrying 150 people, reportedly Syrians, when it went down off the coast of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot-controlled portion ...

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Cyprus election: Anastasiades and Malas go to runoff

NICOSIA: The race for president in Cyprus will go to a runoff vote after incumbent conservative Nicos Anastasiades won the first round but failed to muster an outright majority in a poll overshadowed by high abstention. With all of the votes counted, Anastasiades secured 35.5 percent of the vote on ...

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