Ankara accused of stoking tensions

Nicosia accused Turkey of distorting reality to create tensions after Ankara said Cyprus was disturbing the region’s stability with its recent war games with Israel. “We are disappointed to observe the escalation

Cyprus eyes future US defence deals

In the coming months, Cyprus Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides expects to seal key agreements and cooperation programmes with the US. He said the core of the Defence Ministry’s policy is the promotion


Large-scale rescue drill off Cyprus

After a two-year absence, the multi-national civil-military exercise ‘Argonaut 2022’ involving the US, UK and Israel is taking place off Cyprus this week. Seven countries are participating in rescue drills onshore, and


Cyprus, Greece, Armenia sign defence pact

A tripartite defence cooperation programme was signed by the military delegations of Cyprus, Greece and Armenia in Yerevan, according to the Cypriot National Guard. The Tripartite Defence Cooperation Programme includes joint exercises,


Cyprus serves as regional cybersecurity bridge

Cyprus acts as a bridge of communication between the Middle East and Europe in cybersecurity, Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides said on Wednesday. In remarks came on the sidelines of a seminar “on the

Cyprus not giving up its Russian hardware

Cyprus will not accept a US request to hand over its Russian-made weapons to Ukraine as it would undermine its defence capabilities, said Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides on Tuesday. Petrides argued that

Austria remembers Cyprus napalm victims

Austria and Cyprus paid homage to the UN peacekeepers who died in 1974, honoured the thousands of ‘blue berets’ that served during the past six decades and reiterated their resolve to cooperate

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