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Meteorite whizzes past Cyprus and explodes

Meteorite whizzes past Cyprus and explodes

A suspected meteorite did a close fly-by over Cyprus early on Friday, sending people into consternation over a blitz of bright lights which appeared in the night sky coupled with large bangs.

Cyprus brings deadly wildfire under control

Cyprus brings deadly wildfire under control

Cyprus finally brought a massive wildfire under control on Thursday after a five-day battle that saw two firefighters killed and five foreign governments send aircraft to help, a minister said.

Cyprus ‘optimistic’ on containing deadly wildfire

Cyprus ‘optimistic’ on containing deadly wildfire

Cyprus yesterday expressed optimism that it could contain the island’s worst forest fire in years after additional firefighting aircraft arrived from France and Italy.

Firefighters killed tackling huge Cyprus forest blaze

Firefighters killed tackling huge Cyprus forest blaze

Two firefighters were killed and a third was critically injured while tackling one of the largest forest fires in Cyprus in years.

Man hijacked plane to highlight Egypt injustices: lawyer

Man hijacked plane to highlight Egypt injustices: lawyer

An Egyptian man who hijacked a plane and forced it to be diverted to Cyprus did so to draw attention to injustices in his homeland, his lawyer said on Monday.

Cyprus agrees to extradite EgyptAir hijacker

Cyprus agrees to extradite EgyptAir hijacker

Cyprus said on Wednesday that it had approved a request from Cairo to extradite the man accused of hijacking an EgyptAir plane and diverting it to the Mediterranean island.

Unusual plane hijackings since 2001

Unusual plane hijackings since 2001

Airplane hijackings such as the one that unfolded on Tuesday involving an Egyptian airliner have become relatively rare since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks led to increased security.

EgyptAir hijack ends with passengers freed unharmed, suspect arrested

EgyptAir hijack ends with passengers freed unharmed, suspect arrested

An EgyptAir plane flying from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and forced to land in Cyprus but the passengers and crew were freed unharmed and the hijacker was arrested after giving himself up.

EgyptAir plane hijacked to Cyprus, most passengers freed

EgyptAir plane hijacked to Cyprus, most passengers freed

An EgyptAir plane flying from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and forced to land in Cyprus on Tuesday by a man Cypriot state media said was demanding the release of women prisoners in Egypt.

Israel mulling twin gas pipelines to Turkey, Greece: energy minister

Israel mulling twin gas pipelines to Turkey, Greece: energy minister

Israel is looking to exploit its substantial natural gas reserves with two potential pipeline projects to Turkey and Greece, its Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz announced Sunday.

Israel, Greece and Cyprus to explore gas pipeline to Europe

Israel, Greece and Cyprus to explore gas pipeline to Europe

Greece, Israel and Cyprus will explore the possibility of building a natural gas pipeline to Europe, tapping huge gas reserves discovered in the eastern Mediterranean in recent years ...