Cyprus president under spotlight after editor quits

President Nicos Anastasiades believes there are “orchestrated attempts to tarnish” him after the chief editor of a leading newspaper said he was forced to resign after claiming the Cypriot leader’s family law

UNHCR wants migrant camp decongested

UNHCR said the Pournara migrant reception centre in Kokkinotrimithia needs to be decongested to prevent more violent outbreaks at the overcrowded facility. The UN agency also acknowledges the challenges faced by the

COVID19: Turkish Cypriots receive Chinese vaccine

Turkish Cypriot health authorities have received the first 20,000 COVID-19 vaccines from the Chinese Pharmaceutical Sinovac, through Turkey but won’t accept EU vaccines from the Cyprus government. Announcing the arrival of the

COVID19: Lockdown II will test Cyprus banks

Although the government has announced financial support to buffer the effects of a second lockdown, there is a larger credit-negative economic effect for Cyprus banks as the pandemic endures. The lockdown measures


Building permits declined 15.5% in October

Construction activity declined in October with approved building permits dropping 15.5% to 583 from 690 in the previous month of 2020, although Nicosia and Famagusta districts made gains. According to official data