Gulf Times - Cyprus
President vowing new peace push leads in Cyprus re-election bid

President vowing new peace push leads in Cyprus re-election bid

Cyprus gears up for a presidential election next week with incumbent Nicos Anastasiades favourite to win as he pledges a fresh push to reunify the divided island after talks collapsed last year.

Police arrest Israeli organ smuggling 'mastermind'

Police arrest Israeli organ smuggling 'mastermind'

The Israeli ringleader of a global gang of organ traffickers has been arrested in Cyprus, Kosovan police said on Saturday.

Turkey PM warns Cyprus on 'untimely and dangerous' energy moves

Turkey PM warns Cyprus on 'untimely and dangerous' energy moves

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Thursday warned Cyprus its moves to explore for energy around the eastern Mediterranean were "untimely and dangerous", adding that Ankara would continue to protect the rights and interests of Turkish Cypriots.

Turkey sends ships to monitor drilling vessel near Cyprus

Turkey sends ships to monitor drilling vessel near Cyprus

Turkey has sent two ships and a submarine to monitor a drilling vessel in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the military said on Thursday.

Turkey slams Greek Cypriot attitude after talks collapse

Turkey slams Greek Cypriot attitude after talks collapse

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim condemned on Friday what he said was the lack of a "constructive attitude" on the part of Greek Cypriots, blaming them for the failure of talks to reunify Cyprus.

Police hold 4 over kidnapping of Cypriot-Norwegian girl

Police hold 4 over kidnapping of Cypriot-Norwegian girl

A Greek Cypriot court on Friday remanded four men in custody over the kidnapping of a four-year-old girl believed to have been whisked away to breakaway northern Cyprus, police said.

Cyprus police make arrests in hunt for kidnapped girl

Cyprus police make arrests in hunt for kidnapped girl

Cyprus police said on Friday they have made four arrests in connection with the abduction of a four-year-old girl from outside a nursery school as they pressed a widening search.

QP, ExxonMobil sign Cyprus oil, gas exploration deal

QP, ExxonMobil sign Cyprus oil, gas exploration deal

Qatar Petroleum (QP) and ExxonMobil have sealed an exploration and production sharing deal for oil and gas with Cyprus for an offshore block in the Mediterranean Island.

QP seeks international projects in Cyprus, Morocco, says CEO

QP seeks international projects in Cyprus, Morocco, says CEO

Qatar Petroleum (QP) is exploring oil and gas in Morocco and Cyprus as it aims to expand its liquefied natural gas (LNG) assets abroad while trimming costs at home, President and Chief Executive Officer Saad Sherida al-Kaabi said.

Erdogan, UK PM say Geneva talks 'real opportunity' for Cyprus

Erdogan, UK PM say Geneva talks 'real opportunity' for Cyprus

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday agreed that key talks on Cyprus next week in Geneva were a ‘real opportunity’ for a fair and lasting solution...

'Safe haven' Cyprus nets record tourism year

'Safe haven' Cyprus nets record tourism year

Almost three million tourists visited Cyprus in the first 10 months of 2016, data showed on Thursday, ensuring a record year for the island seen as a regional safe haven.

Cyprus orders plane hijack suspect extradited to Egypt

Cyprus orders plane hijack suspect extradited to Egypt

A Cypriot court ruled on Friday that an Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to Cyprus can be extradited to Cairo for his alleged crimes.