69-year-old father shoots son during row

A 69-year-old man from the Larnaca village of Pyrga was arrested on suspicion of attempting to murder his 45-year-old son after shooting him twice with a hunting gun, injuring his shoulder. The

Golden passport stain thickens

The case of a Vietnamese who allegedly acquired a Cypriot golden passport while in custody in his home country has authorities in a tangle. Cyprus legal services are investigating allegations that a

Arms dealer claims $600 mln Cyprus fraud

A controversial Russian-born Israeli arms dealer Arcadi Gaydamak has implicated Cyprus in an alleged $600 mln fraud case against him. According to news site Philenews, citing a TV documentary aired recently on


More children involved in drug cases

Authorities are concerned over a dramatic increase in hard drugs seized in police raids, such as cocaine, and children involved in drug cases. According to a report compiled by the police’s Drug

Road death toll worsens

Fatal accidents are rising this year, with 13 people losing their lives on Cyprus roads, increasing 62.5% compared to the same period last year when eight died. The latest victim was a

Government wants answers on football violence

President Nicos Anastasiades wants to see the police report on the incident of football hooliganism, during which 20-year-old bystander Evripides Frangou was left with burns covering 45% of his body. Several days

Bonfires of the insanity

Cyprus is considered a crime averse country where your property and well-being are relatively safer than many other countries in Europe. Cypriots like to pride themselves that youngsters are safe from predators;

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