President meets Palestinian leader

The Cyprus issue, the Middle East peace process, bilateral relations and regional developments were discussed by President Nikos Christodoulides Wednesday with the President of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas. A statement by the Presidency


Archbishop Georgios enthroned as Church leader

Archbishop Georgios has officially assumed his duties following Sunday’s enthronement ceremony at Nicosia’s Cathedral of Apostle Barnabas. The Paphos Bishop is now the leader of the Cyprus Orthodox Church following the death of

Paphos bishop new Church leader

Paphos Bishop Georgios was elected Saturday as the new archbishop by the Cyprus Orthodox Church’s ruling body following the death of his predecessor last month. A majority of 11 votes appointed the

Paphos Bishop favourite for Church leader

Paphos Bishop Georgios is considered the favourite to become the next Archbishop of Cyprus, despite Bishop Athanasios of Limassol securing the lead in Sunday’s popular vote. Cypriot churchgoers gave Limassol Bishop Athanasios

New AKEL leader has lots of convincing to do

Cyprus’ main opposition communists AKEL’s newly elected General Secretary, Stefanos Stefanou, has an uphill struggle to rebuild its image as the party of the left and defender of the working class. Stefanou,

AKEL new leader looks to reshape future

Cyprus’ main opposition party AKEL has a new leader, Stephanos Stephanou, elected Secretary-General by a strong majority at the end of a three-day party conference. Stephanou, 56, a former government spokesperson, replaces

After election shocker AKEL leader to step down

Opposition communist AKEL leader Andros Kyprianou will step down after the party’s worst election showing in recent history, garnering 22.3% of the vote at Sunday’s election despite the government’s popularity nose-diving. He