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1. Netanyahu condemns airstrike deaths in Gaza as 'tragic mistake'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/netanyahu-condemns-airstrike-deaths-in-gaza-as-tragic-mistake

The southern Gazan city of Rafah has become "hell on Earth", the head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees has said....

2. EU-Lebanon migration deal sparks fury over alleged pushbacks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-lebanon-migration-deal-sparks-fury-over-alleged-pushbacks

A recent EU-Lebanon agreement has come under intense scrutiny from NGOs and Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), who decry its ''brutal border control'' measures aimed at facilitating the ''voluntary return'' of Syrian refugees to contested ''safe areas'' in Syria, according to a report by Pavlos Xanthoulis in today's printed edition of Kathimerini....

3. EU ministers to strengthen migration policies

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-ministers-to-strengthen-migration-policies

At a ministerial meeting in Nicosia on May 16-17, 2024, eight EU member states, Austria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Italy......

4. Migration issue returns to the spotlight

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/migration-issue-returns-to-the-spotlight

Today, Friday, May 17, Nicosia will host a ministerial conference at the level of Foreign Affairs Ministers, with the participation of 7 EU member states ...

5. Nicosia hosts EU summit on migration this Friday

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-hosts-eu-summit-on-migration-this-friday

A Ministerial Summit focusing on the external dimension of immigration, particularly the Syrian crisis, will convene in Nicosia on Friday. ...

6. Cypriots torn between Palestine and Israel

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/cypriots-torn-between-palestine-and-israel

The Greek Cypriot approach to the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis has always been conflicted, mainly because we don't know with whom to identify....

7. Hezbollah leader calls for migrant boat access to Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/hezbollah-leader-calls-for-migrant-boat-access-to-cyprus

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Monday called on Lebanese authorities to allow migrant boats to head to Europe amid rising anti-Syrian sentiment and accusations that Western countries aim to confine refugees in Lebanon....

8. Israeli forces seize control of Rafah crossing, threatening aid to Gaza

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/israeli-forces-seize-control-of-rafah-crossing-threatening-aid-to-gaza

Israeli forces have taken control of the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing, a vital entry point for aid to Gaza on the Egyptian border, according to Israel's military on Tuesday. ...

9. EU mulls €400 million boost for Lebanon

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-mulls-€400-million-boost-for-lebanon

As Ursula von der Leyen prepares for her visit to Lebanon on May 2nd, the European Commission is exploring various avenues to provide......

10. Cyprus aid corridor not enough for Gaza, UN warns

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-aid-corridor-not-enough-for-gaza-un-warns

The Cyprus maritime corridor provides for additionality of humanitarian aid to Gaza, but can never be a substitute for delivery by land, UN Senior Humanitarian and Reconstruction Coordinator for Gaza, Sigrid Kaag said briefing the UN Security Council on the situation in the region on Thursday....

11. Government unveils ambitious housing strategy, Minister Ioannou reveals

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-unveils-ambitious-housing-strategy-minister-ioannou-reveals

The government has set the people and their servicing without undue inconvenience at the core of its policies, Minister of the Interior Constantinos Ioannou said on Tuesday, adding the Ministry is working on issuing of public documents the Civil Registry Department. ...

12. Cyprus marks 50 years since Turkish invasion with monument

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-marks-50-years-since-turkish-invasion-with-monument

President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, unveiled Tuesday a 1974 Prisoners of War monument in the Square that was also renamed, in front of the Armenian cemetery just before the Ledra Pallas roadblock in Nicosia....

13. UK Prime Minister confirms delay in Rwanda deportation flights

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/uk-prime-minister-confirms-delay-in-rwanda-deportation-flights

The Rwanda deportation scheme will not begin until the summer, Rishi Sunak admitted on Monday, acknowledging a further delay to the policy even as MPs and peers began debating it for the final time....

14. Government halts Syrian asylum reviews amid tensions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/government-halts-syrian-asylum-reviews-amid-tensions

As tensions escalated in Lebanon and refugee boats continued to arrive in Cyprus, the President of the Republic made a significant......

15. Cyprus faces backlash over forced deportations of refugees

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-faces-backlash-over-forced-deportations-of-refugees

The European Union is on track to unveil a support package for Lebanon by May 2, as announced by President Christodoulides, according to George Kakouris' article in Kathimerini's Sunday edition....

16. Less talk, more action

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/less-talk-more-action

The government seems to have adopted a new strategy when it comes to addressing the growing issue of migration flows. Rather than discussing it publicly, there appears to be a preference for silence among government officials...

17. Cyprus braces for rising Israel-Iran tensions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-braces-for-rising-israel-iran-tensions

When Saddam Hussein attacked the center of Tel Aviv with scud missiles in January 1991, Israeli citizens wore gas masks due to the risk of chemical attacks. It took 33 years for Israel to face another missile attack from a sovereign state....

18. Cyprus implements ''Plan B'' to curb surge in Syrian refugees

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-implements-plan-b-to-curb-surge-in-syrian-refugees

Cyprus has taken decisive action to manage the increasing flow of Syrian refugees seeking asylum, according to reliable sources. ...

19. Cyprus tackles mounting challenges in Syrian migrant crisis

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-tackles-mounting-challenges-in-migrant-crisis

As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad signals openness to the return of Syrian refugees, Nicosia remains cautious in its approach, refraining from engagement with the Damascus regime. ...

20. The CIA's secret plans for Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cia

The CIA was drafting scenarios for the geographic separation of Greeks and Turks in Cyprus as early as 1964. These plans, ranging from relocating Turkish Cypriots to Turkey to exchanges of populations and territories with Greece...

21. 2,540 Ukrainian refugees denied protection

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/2-540-ukrainian-refugees-denied-protection

About 2,540 Ukrainian refugees have been suspended from temporary protection in the Netherlands since March 4, 2024. They are now forced to seek safety in the country or leave. ...

22. Interior Minister calls for urgent refugee return evaluation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interior-minister-calls-for-urgent-refugee-return-evaluation

Minister for the Interior Constantinos Ioannou raised the need to review the status of Syria as a safe or not destination for the purposes of returning of refugees and migrants, during his intervention at the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the EU, according to a press release....

23. Europe's sleepless nights over Egypt's crisis

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/europe-s-sleepless-nights-over-egypt-s-crisis

Ask almost any European official specializing in security matters what keeps them up at night, and they’ll probably answer ''Egypt.'' ...

24. US Embassy Nicosia hosts exhibit of Ukrainian women amid Russian aggression

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-embassy-nicosia-hosts-exhibit-of-ukrainian-women-amid-russian-aggression

On the somber occasion of the second anniversary of Russia’s brutal re-invasion of Ukraine, U.S. Embassy Nicosia, in collaboration with Sunseed Art and Resilient Ukraine, is the proud sponsor of an art exhibit that depicts the faces, roles, stories, and remarkable resilience of Ukrainian women....

25. Cyprus tourism faces headwinds in 2024

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/cyprus-tourism-faces-headwinds-in-2024

According to an article by Maria Eracleous published in Kathimerini's Oikonomiki, the tourism sector in Cyprus is grappling with a challenging start to 2024, primarily attributed to the ongoing conflict in Israel and heightened price sensitivity impacting travel demand....

26. Christodoulides unveils €60M relief package amid rising prices

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/christodoulides-unveils-€60m-relief-package-amid-rising-prices

In an address to the nation, the President of Cyprus unveiled a series of targeted measures aimed at alleviating the economic challenges faced by households and businesses amidst rising prices. ...

27. Department faces 2,000 backlogged refugee applications due to understaffing

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/department-faces-2-000-backlogged-refugee-applications-due-to-understaffing

In February 2024, the Service for the Care and Rehabilitation of Displaced Persons (YMAPE) revealed a backlog of 2,000 pending applications, citing understaffing issues. ...

28. Lebanon rejects immediate return of migrants from Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lebanon-rejects-immediate-return-of-migrants-from-cyprus

29. German President engages with residents at Kofinou Refugee Center

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/german-president-engages-with-residents-at-kofinou-refugee-center

The President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, will visit the Reception and Hospitality Center for International Protection Applicants in Kofinou on Tuesday as part of his official visit to Cyprus....

30. Parliament passes law to remove property restrictions in Occupied Areas

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/parliament-passes-law-to-remove-property-restrictions-in-occupied-areas

In a unanimous decision, the Plenary Session of the Greek Parliament passed a law abolishing the right of encumbrance of ''memorandum'' on properties held by banks and credit acquisition companies, located in the occupied territories. ...

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