News Local Irregular migrants cross from occupied areas

Irregular migrants cross from occupied areas

 

Police have picked up six irregular migrants who crossed from the Turkish occupied areas, the Cyprus News Agency reports.

It said that the six — five from Syria and one from Iraq — were spotted by an Athienou police patrol a little after midnight. They were taken to the police station and from there to the temporary accommodation centre at Pournara, Kokkinotrimithia.

They told police they had crossed from the Turkish-held north but did not specify the location.

Then a little before 6.30 am, police were alerted about another group of about 30 people, also near Athienou and a police operation is understood to be underway.

 

(File photo)

Top Stories

Mostly fine on Thursday, after early morning rain

After early morning rain and possible thunderstorms, the weather on Thursday will be mostly fine all across the Mediterranean island. This is what the Met...

Yellow alert for heavy rain in effect till 8am on Thursday

The Cyprus Meteorology Service has issued a yellow alert for heavy rain in effect from 00:00 till 08:00 in the morning on Thursday. Isolated strong...

Where to get a rapid test on Thursday

Aiming at the continuous surveillance of the community and the workplaces, the free programmes of rapid antigen testing of the general population and employees...

323 new cases of COVID-19, no deaths announced on Wednesday

The Health Ministry announced 323 new Coronavirus cases out of 33,194 PCR and rapid antigen tests on Wednesday, 3, March, taking confirmed infections to...

EU’s countries deviate from common vaccination strategy, looking at Israel, Russia, China

In recent weeks, several member states of the European Union have decided to distance themselves from the bloc's common strategy for vaccination against Covid-19...

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...