LARNACA, Cyprus 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 will lure tourists back to its beaches.
NICOSIA 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 spread of the new coronavirus.
LESBOS/ATHENS "Go away, go," a smartly dressed Greek woman in sunglasses and a black leather jacket shouted in English at about 40 migrants in a dinghy bobbing near the small harbor. A headscarfed woman in the boat waved her forefinger, a baby on board wailed.
- von Lefteris Papadimas und Alkis Konstantinidis und Michele Kambas
ATHENS Greece will tighten border controls to prevent the spread of coronavirus, focusing on island routes used by migrants to enter the country, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday.
ATHENS 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.
PARALIMNI, Cyprus A British teenager will appeal against her conviction in Cyprus over a withdrawn allegation of gang rape, her lawyers said on Tuesday, as the British government said it had raised numerous concerns about her treatment with Cypriot authorities. | Video
LONDON/ANKARA/ATHENS Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible ceasefire in neighboring Libya, where Ankara supports the internationally recognized government.
ATHENS Greece said on Friday it was expelling the Libyan ambassador, angered by an accord between Libya and Turkey signed on Nov. 27 that maps out a sea boundary between the two countries close to the Greek island of Crete.
ATHENS, Dec 5 Cyprus has petitioned the
International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to safeguard
its offshore mineral rights, its president said on Thursday,
upping the ante with neighbour Turkey which disputes its claims.