Nicosia says Turkey rejected earthquake help

Cyprus expressed its readiness to assist in the rescue efforts after the devastating earthquake in Turkey, but the Turkish side did not accept help from the Republic, officials said. Foreign Ministry’s Permanent


Syrian shot dead in central Nicosia

Police are investigating a murder case after a 21-year-old Syrian died after being shot in the capital Nicosia, officials said. The victim was named Alsweidani Ahmad, but police have yet to make

New free e-charging point in Nicosia

Cyprus is moving forward with its green agenda by promoting electric vehicles and charging infrastructure to build sustainable cities, said the Minister of Transport Yiannis Karousos. He unveiled a new free electric


Three arrests in brutal Nicosia murder 

Police arrested three people for allegedly plotting to murder a 61-year-old man found dead in the street in Latsia, Nicosia, authorities said on Thursday. According to police, two men aged 35 and

Smart traffic lights for Nicosia, Limassol

The Transport Ministry is launching a tender to introduce smart traffic light systems to ease worsening congestion in the island’s two largest cities, Nicosia and Limassol. This project is estimated to cost

Nicosia welcomes EU Turkey reference

Cyprus welcomed the adoption of the EU Council Conclusions on Enlargement, which called on Ankara to stop any actions that could potentially lead to upgrading the breakaway north. “This reference is included for the

Scary Nicosia rents

These are scary times for families living in rented accommodation in the capital, as rents for a two-bedroom flat average more than the national minimum wage. Renting a two-bedroom flat of 80


Nicosia condemns Jerusalem bomb attack

Cyprus has condemned Wednesday’s twin bomb attacks at Jerusalem bus stations that killed a teenager, expressing solidarity with Israel. The Foreign Ministry Tweeted that it was “dismayed by the bomb attacks”. “Cyprus stands in


Nicosia to toughen asylum procedures

The Law Commissioner’s Office is preparing a bill to speed up asylum seeker applications and introduce penalties if they violate their terms of stay. The Interior Ministry requested tighter time frames for

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