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Cyprus police seize Israeli 'spy van'

Cyprus police seize Israeli 'spy van'

Cypriot police said on Saturday they had seized an alleged "spy van" equipped with sophisticated surveillance equipment capable of hacking communications and questioned its Israeli owner.

Erdogan says drilling off Cyprus to continue

Erdogan says drilling off Cyprus to continue

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey would not back down from gas exploration in Cyprus after southern European leaders urged Ankara to stop.

Cyprus police chief sacked as anger grows over killings

Cyprus police chief sacked as anger grows over killings

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades on Friday sacked the country's police chief, as shock over the murders of seven foreign women and girls gave way to outrage at the authorities for a botched response.

Qatar Petroleum, ExxonMobil make a significant gas discovery in Cyprus

Qatar Petroleum, ExxonMobil make a significant gas discovery in Cyprus

Based on preliminary interpretation of well data, the discovery could represent an 'in-place resource' of approximately 5tn to 8tn cubic feet

Cyprus rescues five crew after explosion on oil tanker

Cyprus rescues five crew after explosion on oil tanker

Cyprus police rescued five injured crew from the water following an explosion on a Maltese-flagged oil tanker off the island's south coast on Saturday, authorities said.

Syrian migrant rescued off Cyprus, says 7 drowned

Syrian migrant rescued off Cyprus, says 7 drowned

A Syrian man has been rescued off Cyprus after the boat he was travelling in capsized, officials said, with media reporting Friday he told police another seven migrants had drowned.

Egyptian accused of hijacking plane extradited from Cyprus

Egyptian accused of hijacking plane extradited from Cyprus

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.

Cyprus sets new record in tourist arrivals

Cyprus sets new record in tourist arrivals

Tourist arrivals in January-June rose 12.4% to 1.64 million from 1.46 million in the same period last year.

Call to help find missing migrants as Italy, Malta refuse rescue ship

Call to help find missing migrants as Italy, Malta refuse rescue ship

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) launched an initiative in Rome on Monday to help find missing migrants in the Mediterranean, a day after Italy and Malta refused to allow a rescue boat carrying 629 migrants to dock in their ports.

Greek, Turkish vessels collide again amid Cyprus gas row

Greek, Turkish vessels collide again amid Cyprus gas row

A Greek and a Turkish patrol boat again collided near a disputed islet group in the Aegean, the Greek navy said Tuesday, as a Turkey-EU row unfolded over Cyprus.

Cyprus president re-elected with eyes on new peace push

Cyprus president re-elected with eyes on new peace push

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades on Sunday won re-election for a second term, seeing off a leftist challenger with vows to restart talks to unify the island and cement an economic recovery.

Cyprus votes in close presidential run-off

Cyprus votes in close presidential run-off

Voters in Cyprus cast ballots Sunday in a presidential run-off, with incumbent Nicos Anastasiades and his leftist challenger sparring over who is best placed to reunify the island and boost a fragile economic recovery.