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UK special forces storm tanker and detain stowaways in Channel

British special forces stormed a Greek-operated oil tanker in the English channel on Sunday to wrestle control of the vessel from seven stowaways who...

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 42.84 million

More than 42.84 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,151,596​ have died, according to a Reuters...

Turkey extends east Med survey, Greece calls it an ‘illegal move’

Turkey has extended the seismic survey work of its Oruc Reis ship in a disputed area of the eastern Mediterranean until November 4 -...

Sudan says it will discuss trade, migration deals with Israel

  Sudan and Israel will discuss agreements to cooperate on trade and migration issues in the coming weeks, the Sudanese foreign ministry said, signaling steps...

Spain decrees new state of emergency in COVID-19 fight

  Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced a new state of emergency in an effort to curb soaring coronavirus infections, imposing local nighttime curfews and...

Iraqi forces use water cannon, tear gas against protesters in Baghdad

  Iraqi security forces fired water cannon and tear gas at anti-government protesters on Sunday to prevent them crossing barricades on a bridge leading towards...

Lebanese Christian cleric to Hariri: avoid ‘secret deals’ in forming cabinet

  Lebanon’s top Christian cleric urged Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri to avoid back-door deals and quickly form a new government that will start lifting the...

Pope Francis names new cardinals, including 9 that will eventually elect successor

  Pope Francis named 13 new Roman Catholic cardinals, including nine under the age of 80 who are eligible to enter a conclave to elect...

New fighting flares in Karabakh as Aliyev warns against Russian involvement

  New fighting erupted between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces on Sunday over the mountainous enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh as both sides blamed each other for...

U.S. disease expert Fauci says vaccine verdict due by early December

  U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said it would be clear whether a COVID-19 vaccine was safe and effective by early December, but that...

Israeli minister says Qatar could get F-35s ‘sooner or later’, against Tel Aviv objections

  An Israeli cabinet minister said that a U.S. sale of advanced F-35 warplanes to Qatar could be possible despite Israel’s objections to such a...

Suicide bombing at Kabul education centre kills 24, students among the victims

  A suicide bombing at an education centre in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul killed 24 people including teenage students and wounded dozens more yesterday. A Ministry of...

UK considers reducing quarantine period for COVID-19 contacts: Sky News

  Officials in the UK government’s coronavirus task force are considering reducing to seven or 10 days from 14, the period that people must quarantine...

Afghan security forces kill senior al Qaeda leader al-Masri

  Afghan security forces have killed Abu Muhsin al-Masri, a senior al Qaeda leader who was on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted Terrorists...

Europe becomes second region to cross 1/4 million deaths as second COVID wave hits

  Europe became the second region after Latin America to surpass 250,000 deaths, according to a Reuters tally, with record numbers of daily COVID-19 infections...

Asia becomes second region to exceed 10m coronavirus cases

  Asia surpassed 10 million infections of the new coronavirus, the second-heaviest regional toll in the world, according to a Reuters tally, as cases continue...

Europe braces for lengthy battle with Covid, as winter looms

  Europe faces a lengthy battle against the coronavirus at least until mid-2021, France warned, as anxious governments introduced even more restrictions to curb the...

Germany warns against travel to ski regions in Austria, Switzerland, Italy

Germany has issued travel warnings for popular ski regions in Austria, Italy and Switzerland, scrambling to contain the spread of the coronavirus as new...

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 41.5 million

More than 41.5 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,133,635​ have died, according to a Reuters...

The women who brought down Greece’s Golden Dawn

British daily The Guardian has praised the bold role female lawyers took in confronting far-right Golden Dawn's violent tactics. Here is the full report...

Britain signs first major post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

Britain and Japan formally signed a trade agreement on Friday, marking the UK's first big post-Brexit deal on trade, as it continues to struggle to...

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91 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

The Health Ministry announced 91 new COVID-19 cases on 26 October, out of 2,285 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 3,636. The break-down of new...

Bottled water withdrawn from Cyprus market

The Health Ministry is informing consumers that within the framework of the officials tests conducted in the market, the Ministry’s health services have tested...

President: Attack against Macron insults European values

In a written statement, President Anastasiades said that this attack, against the French President from the leader of a country which is candidate for...

Finance Minister: No lockdown forseen in 2021 state budget

Minister of Finance Constantinos Petrides called on MPs to approve the 2021 state budget given the critical moments facing Cyprus due to the coronavirus...

Mitsotakis-Anastasiades have working lunch

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday had a working lunch with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades. According to government sources, during the lunch they discussed Turkey's...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...