Police reform locked away

With about 5,000 officers, one would expect Cyprus police to be better equipped, with the right personnel, to anticipate, if not to deter, the double underworld killings, one of which could have


Police seize record 500k synthetic drugs

Cypriot authorities have seized half a tonne of synthetic narcotics, the largest quantity ever found in Cyprus. According to police spokesperson Christos Andreou, the synthetic narcotic substance is methadone, found in a

Cyprus encourages states to recognise femicide

Cyprus encourages every state to acknowledge the existence of femicide, UN Ambassador Andreas Hadjichrysanthou said, noting the Cypriot parliament was the first in Europe to adopt such a law. Addressing the UN

Where justice fears to tread

Without fanfare or declaration, the Attorney General has decided that a British pensioner who killed his wife to end her suffering should still be behind bars and maybe die in prison. A


Disgraced cleric won’t budge

Former Larnaca Bishop Chrysostomos has challenged a Holy Synod decision to suspend him from his duties following his 12-month jail term after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a minor in a

MONEYVAL: Financial crime challenges persist

Cyprus has shown improvements in combating money laundering and terrorism financing but could do more, according to the evaluation by the Council of Europe’s monitoring body MONEYVAL. The anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing

Man stabbed multiple times in Protaras

Famagusta Police are looking into an incident that saw a 41-year-old Greek Cypriot end up in intensive care after being stabbed in what is believed to be a drug-related case. According to

Bishop gets 12-month suspended jail term

Former Larnaca Bishop Chrysostomos received a 12-month suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in a historic case 42 years ago. The decision was announced amid

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