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Turkey Threatens to Sink Italian Oil Vessel Off Cyprus

The government of Cyprus has accused the Turkish military of threatening to sink an oil and natural gas exploration vessel doing exploratory work off the Cypriot coast. The vessel, the Saipem 12000 charted by the Italian firm Eni, was previously blockaded by Turkish warships on

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Man Accused Of EgyptAir Hijacking Appears In Cyprus Court

The man accused of hijacking an EgyptAir plane and forcing it to land in Cyprus appeared in court on Wednesday where police asked he be remanded in custody for eight days. Seif al-Din Mohamed Mostafa, a 58-year-old Egyptian who has

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Netanyahu Talks Cooperation with Leaders of Cyprus, Greece

Ynetnews reports  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Nicosia on Thursday to discuss cooperation in the fields of energy, tourism, research and technology, environment, water management, combating terrorism, and

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Britain Must Pay For Cyprus Migrants: United Nations

The United Nations (UN) has waded into the discussions between Cyprus and the UK over who should be responsible for 114 migrants who landed on the island on Wednesday, telling Britain they should shoulder the cost. Reaction to the potential

Iraqi Catholic Leader Urges Christians Not to Leave

Patriarch Louis Sako, the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Baghdad, is the latest Christian leader to ask Christians in the Middle East not to abandon their homelands despite threats from radical Islamic groups. He also slammed the countries who give preferential treatment to Christian refugees.

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Cyprus Says It Prefers Christian Refugees

European Union member Cyprus said on Monday it would be willing to take in up to 300 migrants fleeing upheaval in the Middle East under new EU quotas, but would prefer them to be Christians. The Mediterranean island of about

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Netanyahu: John Kerry ‘Has No Reason to Come Here’

Secretary of State John Kerry revealed this week that he will skip Israel on his forthcoming visit to the Middle East, a development some have pointed to as a sign that relations between the Obama administration and the Netanyahu-led Israeli government continue to deteriorate.

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Cyprus Denies Deal to Host Russian Air, Navy Bases

A Chinese news agency reported the country of Cyprus was ready to host Russian air and navy bases. Russian news site Lenta.ru printed the story, which was then picked up by numerous international outlets. However, on Monday, Cypriot officials denied the reports.