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Egypt and Greece sign agreement on exclusive economic zone

Egypt and Greece signed an agreement late on Thursday designating an exclusive economic zone in the eastern Mediterranean between the two countries, an area containing promising...

U.S. moves to seize $70m in property from two Ukrainian oligarchs

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday filed two lawsuits seeking to seize $70 million worth of property in Texas and Kentucky that it said...

Thirteen new corona virus cases detected out of 3,486 tests

According to the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health 13 new cases of the SARS-CoV-II virus were detected out of a total...

Results of island-wide random tests will show the way forward, scientific team says

The 10,000 corona virus random tests that were launched yesterday island-wide will show the way forward on how to address the pandemic, members of...

Baby born as Beirut blast rips through hospital

As a devastating blast wave tore across Beirut after a warehouse explosion, Emmanuelle Khnaisser prepared to give birth to a baby boy as the...

Orange alert for extremely high temperatures, up to 43 C inland

Mainly fine weather on Friday with an orange alert for extremely high temperatures issued – in effect from 12pm to 5pm. Temperatures are expected to...

Forty-two-year-old man sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment on charges of child sexual abuse

The Assize in Nicosia sentenced a 42-year-old male defendant who pleaded guilty to two counts of solicitation of children for sexual purposes and two...

Cypriot citizens to return home from Lebanon on a charter flight on Thursday evening

A charter flight that will repatriate Cypriots who wish to return to Cyprus from Lebanon and will transport humanitarian aid to the neighbouring country...

Beirut: Cypriot Mission to start operations on Friday

Cyprus rescue teams are already in Beirut awaiting the green light to begin ground operations to locate missing persons following the catastrophic blast in...

Greece’s PM: “If we can’t reach an agreement with Turkey, let’s go to The Hague”

The pandemic and Greek-Turkish relations were among the topics touched on by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday, while participating in the 2020 Aspen...

The four possible scenarios for the new school year

The Ministry of Education is busy planning ahead in terms of digital technology and distance learning in case they need to implement it in...

Mitsero residents object to planned relocation of asphalt plants

Government plans to move the asphalt plants located in the industrial zones of Dali-Tseri to Mitsero area has sparked the anger of the community...

Bus in Nicosia rolls forward after driver jumped out, causes havoc (PHOTOS)

A bus on Diagorou Street in the heart of Nicosia on Thursday morning rolled forward after the driver had just jumped out. No one was...

National Guard left with just 20 military doctors

The National Guard is left with only 20 military doctors amidst concerns that all will quit if they are not allowed to privately practice...

New Cyprus-France defence pact came in effect on August 1

A defence cooperation agreement signed in April 2017 between Cyprus and France came into effect on August 1, an official press release said on...

Doctors say Turkish COVID-19 outbreak worse than reported

Doctors in Turkey's coronavirus hotspots say hospitals are filling up with more cases than are reflected in the official nationwide count, which resurged above 1,000...

Russian shipowner linked with Beirut port blast holds no Cypriot passport

The Russian owner of the impounded ship where 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate were taken from and stored in the now devastated port of...

One French dead, 24 injured after Beirut blast

One Frenchman, architect Jean-Marc Bonfils, has died while a further 24 French people were injured in Tuesday's massive warehouse explosion in Beirut, French government...

Police continue crackdown on health offenders islandwide

As police in Cyprus continue their crackdown on health offenders they inspected a total of 967 establishments and individuals island-wide over the past 24...

Turkey considering quitting treaty on violence against women

President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party is considering whether to pull Turkey out of an international accord designed to protect women, party officials said, alarming campaigners who...

Young man attacked, robbed in old Limassol

A 26-year-old man was attacked and robbed just before midnight on Wednesday on Angiras Street in the old town of Limassol, police said. The young...

Top Stories

11 new Covid cases in Cyprus, number steadily down, tests rising

  11 new cases of Covid-19 were announced today in Cyprus, out of a total of 3,314 diagnostic tests, taking the total number to 1233. New...

Police fire tear gas at Beirut protesters furious after explosion

  Lebanese riot police fired tear gas at demonstrators trying to break through a barrier to get to the parliament building in Beirut during a...

82 year old killed in Paphos while trying to move his car off the pavement-victim named

  An 82 year old man was killed this morning in Paphos, as he was trying to move his car away from a pavement near...

Paphos fire has scorched 5 square kilometres, still raging, destruction ‘biblical’ (update)

  A fire that broke out early this morning near the Paphos community of Archimandrita and spread on a 20 kilometre front near the villages...

Brazil COVID-19 deaths reach 100,000 and barrel onward

  Brazil’s death toll from COVID-19 is expected to hit 100,000 today and continue to climb as most Brazilian cities reopen shops and dining even...

Taste

Octopus ‘Kathisto’ (or Octopus braised in Wine)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped fine 1 large octopus, about 2kg (cleaned and kept whole) 3/4 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup...

Homemade lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar Method: Thoroughly wash the lemons with soap and warm water. Roll each lemon with the palm of your hand, pressing...

‘Striftaria’ mini cheese pies

Ingredients 1 ½ cup milk 2 tbsps. flour 4 tsps. of butter 3 eggs, slightly beaten + 1 extra with 1 tbs. of milk for spreading 1 pack of...

Mini potato canapes baked on salt

Ingredients Serves: 12 1kg small Cypriot potatoes rock salt, as needed 250g salted butter 300ml full fat cremé frâiche 1 pot cod or salmon roe Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min Take...