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29 September, 2022
 

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Will the riots in Iran be the catalyst for an uprising?

Will the riots in Iran be the catalyst for an uprising?

Riots erupted during the funeral of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in Iran. Amini died under dubious circumstances last Friday after being arrested by the country's morality police....

The new and enhanced 'Cyprus Experience'

The new and enhanced 'Cyprus Experience'

The new image of the pavilions as part of Cyprus' new tourism identity was presented for the first time by the Deputy Ministry of Tourism at the IFTM 2022 tourism exhibition in Paris....

California to allow human remains to be composted and used as soil

California to allow human remains to be composted and used as soil

California will begin offering the option of human composting after death thanks to a bill recently signed into law that aims to tackle climate change....

Spain gave 'golden visa' to former Mexican president being investigated for corruption

Spain gave 'golden visa' to former Mexican president being investigated for corruption

The Spanish authorities have finally confirmed that the former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who is being investigated by Mexico’s attorney general’s office for alleged money laundering, illicit enrichment, and illegal international transfers, is a legal resident of the country....

Gun report adds new twist in Azeri case

Gun report adds new twist in Azeri case

The Azeri suspect in a contentious thwarted plot against Israelis in Cyprus has admitted some charges essentially throwing a curve ball at the prosecution, with the defense raising serious questions over murder-for-hire conspiracy and terrorism accusations...

Europe's vegetable farmers warn of shortages as energy crisis bites

Europe's vegetable farmers warn of shortages as energy crisis bites

Emmanuel Lefebvre produces thousands of tonnes of endives on his farm in northern France annually, but this year he may abandon his crop because of the crippling energy costs required to freeze the harvested bulbs....

Erdogan convenes meeting to discuss sanctions on Russia in possible turnaround

Erdogan convenes meeting to discuss sanctions on Russia in possible turnaround

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will convene a top-tier economy-focused meeting on Friday at which Russian payment system Mir and possible Western sanctions will be discussed, two sources with information on the matter told Reuters....

Nouris: More foreign companies setting up shop in Cyprus

Nouris: More foreign companies setting up shop in Cyprus

The adoption of the New Strategy for Attracting Business and Talent has led to an impressive increase in interest from foreign companies to establish their presence in Cyprus, ...

Op-ed: A cat has nine lives. So does the Cyprus property market.

Op-ed: A cat has nine lives. So does the Cyprus property market.

Where is the Cyprus property market heading? I have been asked this question countless times over the past three months, primarily from foreign investors who are trying to appreciate how the rise in inflation, increase in interest rates, and war in Ukraine is affecting local market dynamics....

Iran: Massive protests continue after the death of Mahsa Amini

Iran: Massive protests continue after the death of Mahsa Amini

Surrounded by a crowd chanting slogans, a woman picks up a pair of scissors and cuts off her ponytail, revealing her head. In a sea of people, many of them men, neither a hijab nor a headscarf is visible....

Officials fear retaliation after school incident

Officials fear retaliation after school incident

School officials in a racially diverse community in Paphos say they fear retaliation from student groups, following an incident that made headlines after a teenager’s parents told police their son was assaulted during recess...

USA - Russia: White House 'takes Putin's nuclear threats seriously'

USA - Russia: White House 'takes Putin's nuclear threats seriously'

The United States is "taking seriously" Russian President Vladimir Putin's threat to use nuclear weapons in the war in Ukraine, a White House spokesman said today but stressed that "the consequences will be severe" if the Russian leader actually follows through on those threats....

Showers and strong winds coming

Showers and strong winds coming

Weak low pressure is affecting the region. Tonight, there will be intermittent increasing clouds, and isolated showers are possible along the east coast. ...

5.8% of the total cultivated area of Cyprus is dedicated to organic products

5.8% of the total cultivated area of Cyprus is dedicated to organic products

The EU Organic Day – September 23 – is seen as the ideal opportunity to widely celebrate the organic sector and to evaluate Europe’s progress towards achieving its goal of 25% organic land by 2030....

Zoophile goes to prison in bestiality case

Zoophile goes to prison in bestiality case

A man from rural Nicosia has received a prison sentence after he was found guilty of sexually abusing and torturing animals at a small farm in Larnaca...

Lawyer in soldier’s death cover-up issues ultimatum

Lawyer in soldier’s death cover-up issues ultimatum

The lawyer for the family of a soldier, who was strangled to death in 2005 during his mandatory army service, has given the state’s attorney general ten days to hand over an independent report or face legal action...

Yes, Queen Elizabeth watched The Crown

Yes, Queen Elizabeth watched The Crown

A few days after the death of Queen Elizabeth II and a period of mourning in Britain, many began to wonder how many well-kept secrets of the monarch's personal life could emerge....

Reuters: 'escape' flights from Russia skyrocket after military draft begins

Reuters: 'escape' flights from Russia skyrocket after military draft begins

A sharp rise in internet searches and the purchase of tickets for flights "fleeing" from Russia is reported by Reuters, in the wake of the partial conscription announced by Vladimir Putin, seven months after the invasion of Ukraine....

Two Turkish banks suspend Russian Mir payments after U.S. sanctions

Two Turkish banks suspend Russian Mir payments after U.S. sanctions

Turkish lenders Isbank and Denizbank have suspended the use of the Russian payment system Mir, the banks said on Monday, following a U.S. crackdown on those accused of helping Moscow skirt sanctions over the war in Ukraine....

Paphos: 13-year-old student attacked and beaten by classmates

Paphos: 13-year-old student attacked and beaten by classmates

A serious incident occurred at a high school in Paphos District resulting in the injury of a 13-year-old student....

No more plastic bags in supermarkets from October 1st

No more plastic bags in supermarkets from October 1st

In October, Cyprus will take action and reduce the use of plastic, according to a bill passed in 2022 that comes into force on October 1. Consequently, from the first of October, products such as plastic cotton swabs, cutlery, plates and so on will be banned from the market....

Putin threatens: 'It's not a bluff'

Putin threatens: 'It's not a bluff'

Vladimir Putin has threatened to use weapons of mass destruction against the West, as he announced a partial military mobilization in an escalation of the war on Ukraine....

Rhapsody courtesy stop unpacks Cyprus’ game plan

Rhapsody courtesy stop unpacks Cyprus’ game plan

Cypriot officials were stoked on Tuesday when the Rhapsody of the Seas made a brief stop at the Ayia Napa Marina, a moment filled with high expectations for the island that hopes to attract cruise ships in its southeastern shores...

The economy and Turkey's East Med push dominated candidate's talking points this week

The economy and Turkey's East Med push dominated candidate's talking points this week

The development of the economy, the basic positions of the Committee of Occupied Municipalities on the Cyprus problem and Turkey's activities in the Eastern Mediterranean are the main talking points of the presidential candidates this week....

Increasing number of asylum seekers using fake documents to leave Cyprus for Europe

Increasing number of asylum seekers using fake documents to leave Cyprus for Europe

The number of people attempting to leave the territory of Cyprus by using fake documents has been increasing in the last few months....

Ayia Napa Marina welcomes the SUPER CRUISE SHIP ''Rhapsody of the Seas''

Ayia Napa Marina welcomes the SUPER CRUISE SHIP ''Rhapsody of the Seas''

Ayia Napa Marina has proudly welcomed its first SUPER CRUISE SHIP ''Rhapsody of the Seas'', following the first cruise ship to anchor at the marina on 29 May. ...

Erdogan calls on world to open up to Turkish Cypriots

Erdogan calls on world to open up to Turkish Cypriots

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the international community to stop imposing sanctions on northern Cyprus, saying Ankara’s unheeded calls for cooperation showed “who supports provocation and conflict and who supports peace and stability” in the region...

Russian Embassy denies reports of direct flights to the occupied territories

Russian Embassy denies reports of direct flights to the occupied territories

The Russian embassy in Nicosia "denies any negotiations on the launch of a direct air link", according to a response from the Russian state agency RIA-Novosti, which asked about reports in the Turkish press announcing direct flights to the occupied territories....

The Russian plan to annex occupied territories

The Russian plan to annex occupied territories

It now holds about 60% of Donetsk and had captured nearly all of Luhansk by July after slow advances during months of intense fighting. But those gains are now under threat after Russian forces were driven from neighbouring Kharkiv province this month,...

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