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Island country in the Eastern Mediterranean

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Cyprus: Island country in the Eastern Mediterranean
Cyprus, officially called the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean. It is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, and is located north of Egypt; northwest of Lebanon, Palestine, and Israel; west of Syria; southeast of Greece; and south of Turkey.

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Pink flamingos touch down in Cyprus salt lake [Video]

Pink flamingos touch down in Cyprus salt lake

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Air bridges: Cyprus and Lithuania added to England's quarantine list [Video]

Air bridges: Cyprus and Lithuania added to England's quarantine list

Cyprus and Lithuania have been removed from the Government’s list of travelcorridors, meaning travellers arriving in the UK from those places after 4amon Sunday must self-isolate for 14 days,..

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Divided Cyprus eyes impact of Turkey's man winning northern vote [Video]

Divided Cyprus eyes impact of Turkey's man winning northern vote

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:17Published
Second Cyprus politician quits in wake of passport scheme scandal [Video]

Second Cyprus politician quits in wake of passport scheme scandal

Demetris Syllouris was one of the two politicians implicated in Al Jazeera’s investigation into a passports-for-sale scheme.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:33Published
Calls growing for EU sanctions against Turkey over actions in Eastern Mediterranean and Cyprus [Video]

Calls growing for EU sanctions against Turkey over actions in Eastern Mediterranean and Cyprus

The threat of sanctions is looming over Turkey, as calls grow within the EU for the country to face measures for its increasingly aggressive actions in the East Mediterranean and Northern Cyprus.View..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:42Published
Cyprus cancels controversial 'golden passport' programme [Video]

Cyprus cancels controversial 'golden passport' programme

The lucrative scheme allowed wealthy non-Europeans to get an EU passport for a minimum of €2.15 million.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:19Published
Cyprus suspends citizenship through investment scheme [Video]

Cyprus suspends citizenship through investment scheme

The move comes after an Al Jazeera investigation showed that politicians were willing to help criminals acquire passports.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:51Published
Cyprus abolishes citizenship through investment programme [Video]

Cyprus abolishes citizenship through investment programme

The move comes after an Al Jazeera investigation showed that politicians were willing to help criminals acquire passports.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:15Published
Cyprus officials caught helping criminals get EU citizenship [Video]

Cyprus officials caught helping criminals get EU citizenship

Undercover Al Jazeera investigation exposes high-ranking officials in Cyprus express a willingness to help convicted criminals obtain EU citizenship.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:54Published
Presidential election polls close in Northern Cyprus [Video]

Presidential election polls close in Northern Cyprus

Incumbent President Mustafa Akinci, who supports the reunification of Cyprus, is going against a nationalist who is backed by Turkey.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published
Reopening occupied Cypriot ghost town complicates island's reunification, says EU's Borrell [Video]

Reopening occupied Cypriot ghost town complicates island's reunification, says EU's Borrell

Varosha, which used to be a tourist hotspot, has been fenced off and abandoned since Turkey invaded northern Cyprus after a Greek-inspired coup in 1974.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:13Published
Cyprus 'ghost town' to reopen after four decades [Video]

Cyprus 'ghost town' to reopen after four decades

Northern Cyprus said on Thursday (October 6) it will reopen the beach area of the abandoned town of Varosha, in an announcement that is likely to stoke tensions with Greek Cypriots and conjures..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

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With healthcare in focus, Cyprus reopens for visitors

Cyprus reopened its airports on Tuesday after almost three months of lockdown, hoping its record in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and a pledge of free medical treatment for any COVID-19 cases..
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With tourism hammered by lockdown, Cyprus expects July comeback

Cyprus hopes to regain lost ground in its tourism sector from July and expects to be able to re-admit British and Russian visitors by then after weeks of lockdown.
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Greece to welcome Germans, Cypriots, Israelis in first wave of visitors

Greece will allow travellers from around two dozen countries including Germany, Cyprus and Israel to visit from mid-June without having to be quarantined, government officials said, part of a gradual..
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Crossing points on divided Cyprus will gradually open from June 8

Crossings used by thousands of Cypriots daily between the Turkish and Greek Cypriot sides of the divided island and sealed shut by the coronavirus lockdown will gradually start reopening from June 8,..
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Cyprus to open airports again on June 9: deputy tourism minister

Cyprus will reopen its airports on June 9 as it gradually lifts restrictions imposed to stem the spread of coronavirus, the island's Deputy Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios said on Wednesday.
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As coronavirus lockdown eases, Cypriots still in limbo

Deniz Birinci had just hours to stuff her and her baby daughter's belongings into suitcases and bin bags on March 16 before the two sides on the divided island of Cyprus imposed lockdowns to halt the..
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Cyprus announces partial easing of lockdown from May 4

Cyprus on Wednesday announced a phased-in easing from May 4 of a broad lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus which had brought the island to a standstill since mid-March.
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Cyprus extends coronavirus flight ban to May 17

Cyprus extended a ban on commercial air traffic until May 17 on Friday to curb the spread of coronavirus.
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Coronavirus keeps relics of Jesus's friend Lazarus behind closed doors

Eight days before Orthodox Easter each year, a casket containing remains of Jesus's friend Lazarus is carried through the streets of the Cypriot town of Larnaca, believed by many Christians to be the..
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Cyprus extends flight ban for another two weeks

Cyprus extended a ban on commercial air links with 28 countries for another two weeks on Thursday to curb the spread of coronavirus.
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Cyprus imposes night-time curfew, extending coronavirus lockdown

Cyprus imposed a curfew on Monday to contain the spread of coronavirus, extending a broad lockdown introduced two weeks ago after a weekend surge in recorded cases.
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Cyprus announces lockdown on coronavirus until April 13

Cyprus on Monday announced a lockdown on the island until April 13 to fight of the spread of coronavirus, saying the movement of people was banned until then unless absolutely necessary.
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Man uses drone to walk dog during coronavirus lockdown

A man in Limassol, Cyprus found a clever way to walk his dog amidst a government-mandated coronavirus lockdown.
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Cyprus bans flights from 28 countries from March 21

Cyprus on Tuesday announced a two-week ban on flights from 28 countries, including Britain and Greece, to curb the coronavirus outbreak.
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UK's Prince Charles cancels tour of Bosnia, Cyprus and Jordan over coronavirus

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have canceled their tour of Bosnia, Cyprus and Jordan after being advised to do so by the British government, a spokesman for the royal couple said on Friday.
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Cyprus' largest hospital suspends admissions after heart surgeon diagnosed with coronavirus

Cyprus' largest medical facility suspended admissions on Tuesday after a heart surgeon tested positive for coronavirus.
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Cyprus announces first two coronavirus cases, including health professional

Cyprus on Monday reported its first two confirmed cases of coronavirus, including a public health professional who had contact with medical patients before he reported his symptoms to authorities.
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Protesters, police scuffle at Cyprus checkpoint closed over coronavirus

Greek Cypriot police fired pepper spray on Saturday when skirmishes broke out with protesters angry that a checkpoint on the ethnically split island was closed in what authorities have said was a..
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Cyprus to temporarily shut four checkpoints as coronovirus precaution - Cypriot media

Cyprus will shut four checkpoints linking the two sides of the ethnically-split island for seven days as a precaution against the spread of coronovirus, Cypriot media reported on Friday.
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France stands by Greece over tensions in Aegean Sea: French defense minister

France will stand by Greece and Cyprus, supporting both in their disputes with Turkey over maritime zones in the Mediterranean, French Defence Minister Florence Parly was quoted saying in a Greek..
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Turkey looking to re-open northern Cyprus ghost town after 46 years

Turkish and northern Cypriot officials met on Saturday in an abandoned town wrecked by war to discuss potentially re-opening the area after 46 years, a move that Ankara said was a "historic"..
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Cyprus, Portugal among states rebuked by EU over delays in money-laundering reforms

The European Commission has sent legal warnings to Cyprus, Portugal, the Netherlands and five other EU states over their delays in applying new anti-money laundering rules adopted at European Union..
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Cyprus 'golden passports' scheme a laundering risk, says watchdog

A European money laundering watchdog has cautioned that a secretive investment-for-passports program run by Cyprus was vulnerable to money laundering and fraught with risk.
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Cyprus' plan to strip citizenship stalls in legal vacuum

A legal technicality has led Cyprus to temporarily halt a process to strip citizenship from 26 individuals who benefited from a secretive passports-for-investment scheme, lawmakers said on Monday.
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Cyprus accused of blocking new Russia sanctions amid Turkey spat

Cyprus is blocking new European Union sanctions against several officials from Russia-annexed Crimea in a bid to secure EU backing for tougher action against Turkey in a separate row over drilling for..
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Turkey spars with EU over fresh drilling off Cyprus

Turkey called on Sunday for the European Union to end what it said was the bloc's prejudice against Turkish Cypriots, defending its launch of a fresh round of hydrocarbons drilling off the..
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As arrivals rise, Cyprus intercepts boat with 101 on board

Cyprus intercepted a vessel carrying 101 Syrians off its coast on Tuesday, police said, one of the largest arrivals of refugees from the neighboring country in recent months.
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British teen to appeal Cyprus conviction over gang rape allegation

A British teenager will appeal against her conviction in Cyprus over a withdrawn allegation of gang rape, her lawyers said on Tuesday, as the British government said it had raised numerous concerns..
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UK PM Johnson welcomes Cyprus court ruling to release British teen

Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the decision by a court in Cyprus to hand a suspended sentence to a British teenager accused of faking a gang rape allegation, allowing the 19-year-old to return..
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British teen in rape trial gets suspended jail term in Cyprus

A British teenager who says she was coerced into retracting an accusation she was gang-raped was given a suspended jail sentence by a Cyprus court on Tuesday.
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UK's Raab raises concerns with Cyprus about Briton found guilty of gang rape lie

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday he had raised concerns with his Cypriot counterpart about the treatment of a British woman found guilty by a court in Cyprus of lying about being..
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Greece, Israel and Cyprus call Turkey's planned Libya deployment 'dangerous escalation'

Turkey's bill allowing troop deployment in Libya marks a dangerous escalation in the North African country's civil war and severely threatens stability in the region, a joint statement by Greece,..
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Mother of Briton jailed for alleging gang rape backs boycott of Cyprus

Holidaymakers should boycott Cyprus after a court found a British woman guilty of lying about being gang-raped by a group of Israeli youths, the woman's mother said on Thursday.
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Cyprus court finds Briton guilty of lying about gang-rape

A Cyprus court on Monday found a British woman guilty of lying about being gang-raped by Israeli youths six months ago.
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Cyprus court rules 'gang rape' Briton guilty of lying

A Cyprus court on Monday found a British woman guilty of lying about being gang raped by Israeli youths six months ago.
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Turkish drone lands on Turkish Cyprus for energy exploration: official

A Turkish drone meant to help seek hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean landed at an airport on the divided island of Cyprus on Monday, a Turkish official said, in a move that could further stoke..
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Cyprus petitions The Hague to safeguard offshore rights

Cyprus has petitioned the International Court of Justice at The Hague to safeguard its offshore mineral rights, its president said on Thursday, as neighbor Turkey disputes its claims.
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Move over, Greece: Cyprus is the next big under-the-radar vacation destination

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Cyprus says Turkey flouts international law with drill

Cyprus on Friday accused Turkey of violating international law by launching operations off the island in search of oil and gas.
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Turkey's Erdogan says talks with EU may end over Cyprus sanctions

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the European Union's decision to sanction Turkey over drilling off the coast of Cyprus could disrupt talks with the bloc, and he warned that Turkey could send..
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EU agrees sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus drilling, to add names later

European Union foreign ministers agreed on Monday economic sanctions over Turkey's drilling off the coast of Cyprus, setting up the legal framework for travel bans and asset freezes but leaving names..
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Cyprus plans to strip citizenships after uproar over passports

Cyprus on Wednesday said it had started a process to strip 26 individuals of citizenship they received under a secretive passports for investment scheme.
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Cyprus cabinet triggers process to revoke citizenship from 26: official

Cyprus on Wednesday said it had initiated a process to strip 26 individuals of citizenship after reports by Reuters and other news outlets on the identity of beneficiaries, including Cambodian elite..
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Malaysian police say 1MDB fugitive Low seeking to buy Cyprus properties

Malaysian police said on Wednesday that fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, accused of a multi-billion dollar theft at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), is attempting to purchase properties..
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'Mistakes were made,' Cyprus minister says on passports uproar

Cyprus's finance minister acknowledged on Tuesday that some mistakes were made in offering citizenship for investment after disclosures about beneficiaries triggered uproar on the Mediterranean island.
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Cyprus to probe how Cambodian elite obtained EU passports

Cyprus said on Wednesday it would investigate the circumstances under which relatives of Cambodia's prime minister were granted citizenship and did not rule out revoking passports if necessary.
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Cypriot MP demands answers for passports to Cambodian elite

A Cyprus opposition lawmaker on Thursday called on the government to explain itself after Reuters disclosed relatives and allies of Cambodia's leader acquired Cypriot passports under a controversial..
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Germany warns of repeat of 2015 EU migration chaos

Germany warned on Tuesday of a repeat of the chaotic influx of migrants that caught the European Union unprepared in 2015, as Greece and Cyprus sounded the alarm over a resurgence of arrivals from..
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Cyprus, Greece, Egypt call on Turkey to end 'provocative' actions

Cyprus, Greece and Egypt called on Turkey on Tuesday to "end its provocative actions" in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, including exploring for oil in Cyprus' territorial waters, which they called "a..
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