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Cyprus and France conduct joint Search and Rescue exercise

Cyprus and France conducted on Saturday their first joint Search and Rescue Exercise for 2017. The exercise, titled “CYPFRA-01/17”, took place south of Cyprus, with the participation of aeronautical forces from both countries, the Cyprus Defence Ministry announced. The scenario dealt with a maritime accident in open seas, following the…

Anastasiades, Akinci to discuss differences on Cyprus issue

President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci are meeting anew at 10am on Thursday, Radio Proto reported. Anastasiades and Akinci will be meeting with UN Secretary General Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide, where…

Public cautioned due to increased dust levels on Thursday

Atmospheric dust levels will be increased across Cyprus, the Department of Labour Inspection reported on Thursday morning in an announcement. The department has warned the public and vulnerable parties (children, elderly, and patients)…

Authorities to raise awareness of missing persons abroad

Authorities and missing persons relative organisations have decided to take action and raise awareness of the issue the missing abroad, CNA reported on Wednesday. The meeting was attended by all relevant services and representatives of…

Police arrest man illegally entering from occupied areas

A 27-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday evening for illegally entering the Republic of Cyprus’ territory, police said on Wednesday. Specifically, two men were found attempting to enter the state-controlled areas of Cyprus from the…

Prayer rooms for Christians and Muslims open at Dhekelia

Religious leaders from the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities participated on Wednesday in the official opening of two multi-faith prayer rooms at the Prison of Dhekelia British Bases. According to an official announcement…