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1. Cyprus leads EU with highest rate of asylum seekers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-leads-eu-with-highest-rate-of-asylum-seekers

Cyprus had the highest rate of registered first-time applicants for asylum compared to its population in January 2024, according to the latest monthly asylum data released by Eurostat....

2. Heartbreaking Gaza photo wins World Press Photo of the Year

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/heartbreaking-gaza-photo-wins-world-press-photo-of-the-year

Reuters photographer Mohammed Salem captured this year’s prestigious World Press Photo of the Year award Thursday with a depiction of loss and sorrow in Gaza, a heartrending photo of a Palestinian woman cradling the body of her young niece....

3. Romania's visa requirement hits 12 countries

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/romania-s-visa-requirement-hits-12-countries

Travellers from 12 third countries now need to obtain a Schengen Transit Visa first, before passing through Romania, in order to reach their non-Schengen destination country. ...

4. Biden forgets Vice Presidency, son's death in document probe

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/biden-forgets-vice-presidency-son-s-death-in-document-probe

A recent report from special counsel Robert Hur has shed light on President Biden's retention of documents pertaining to military and foreign policy, particularly concerning Afghanistan and other matters of national security deemed sensitive....

5. US strikes target Iran-backed groups in Iraq and Syria after troop attack

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-strikes-target-iran-backed-groups-in-iraq-and-syria-after-troop-attack

In response to an attack that claimed the lives of three American troops in Jordan last weekend, the United States has launched strikes on Iraq and Syria....

6. Putin's move puts UK fish and chips at risk

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/putin-s-move-puts-uk-fish-and-chips-at-risk

In a potential crisis for fish and chip enthusiasts, Vladimir Putin's Russian government contemplates scrapping a long-standing agreement with the UK, raising concerns of food weaponization....

7. Romania and Bulgaria to be part of the EU Schengen area in 2024

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/romania-and-bulgaria-to-be-part-of-the-eu-schengen-area-in-2024

According to a report in the Financial Times, Romania and Bulgaria are set to join the EU's Schengen area in March, signaling the conclusion of talks with Austria....

8. Controversial billboards stir emotions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/controversial-billboards-stir-emotions

Take a drive along any Cypriot highway and you’re confronted with billboard images of Israeli women and children kidnapped by Hamas terrorists on 7 October. ...

9. Abraham’s Tinderbox

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/abraham-s-tinderbox

I’ll begin by clearly condemning Hamas and its terrorist thugs and express grief at the horrors inflicted on innocent Israeli civilians on 7 October....

10. Cyprus sees sharp drop in asylum applications

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-sees-sharp-drop-in-asylum-applications

Cyprus has witnessed a significant decline in new asylum applications from non-EU countries, according to recently released data from Eurostat, the EU's statistical service....

11. Joe Biden's Maui tour overshadowed by 'sleeping' video

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/joe-biden-s-maui-tour-overshadowed-by-sleeping-video

President Joe Biden arrived in fire-ravaged Maui on Monday to witness the aftermath of a devastating inferno that left widespread destruction and claimed the lives of at least 115 people more than a week ago....

12. Dog dazzles as two-legged sprinter

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/dog-dazzles-as-two-legged-sprinter

A two-legged pooch who was rescued from the streets of Afghanistan has made a remarkable recovery—and loves running on his two legs....

13. Poland's big parade shows readiness

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/poland-s-big-parade-shows-readiness

Poland held its largest military parade in decades on Tuesday, in a flex of defensive muscle that comes as tensions rise on the border between the NATO nation and key Russian ally Belarus....

14. Migrant and refugee border crossings down 29%

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/migrant-and-refugee-border-crossings-down-29

The number of detections of irregular border crossings by migrants and refugees at EU’s external borders declined by 29% in the first seven months of 2023 compared to the same period last year, according to preliminary calculations published by Frontex....

15. Asylum seeker trends: Declining numbers and shifting origins

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylum-seeker-trends-declining-numbers-and-shifting-origins

According to data obtained by "K" from the Asylum Service of the Ministry of Interior, the top five countries of origin for asylum seekers and the number of applications received in June 2023 are as follows:...

16. Taliban's violations of women's rights

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/taliban-s-violations-of-women-s-rights

The UN report released last month was compiled after a week-long visit to Afghanistan by Richard Bennett, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, and Dorothy Estrada-Tanck, who led a contingent from the working group on discrimination against women and girls....

17. Cyprus leads in new asylum applicants per population, but overall numbers decrease

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-leads-in-new-asylum-applicants-per-population-but-overall-numbers-decrease

Cyprus had the highest rate of new applicants for asylum compared to its population in February 2023, according to data released by Eurostat, the statistical service of the EU. At the same time, however, new asylum applications have significantly reduced compared to last year....

18. Total of 126 asylum seekers in Cyprus sent to Germany

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/total-of-126-asylum-seekers-in-cyprus-sent-to-germany

A total of 126 applicants for international protection, originating from Somalia, Afghanistan, Congo, Nigeria and Syria departed on Tuesday on the first chartered flight from Cyprus to Germany where they are being resettled....

19. Cyprus transfers 76 refugees to France under EU relocation scheme

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-transfers-76-refugees-to-france-under-eu-relocation-scheme

Yesterday morning, 76 applicants for international protection hailing from Syria and Afghanistan were transferred from Cyprus to France, marking the start of the voluntary relocation pilot program....

20. Afghan women protest ban on female education

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/afghan-women-protest-ban-on-female-education

Young Afghan women gathered outside Kabul University on Monday to protest the ruling Taliban’s ban on female education as their male peers returned to school for a new academic year and the United Nations heard the restriction may amount to a crime against humanity....

21. Iran: Poison attacks on schoolgirls spark protests

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/iran-poison-attacks-on-schoolgirls-spark-protests

Worried parents protested in Iran’s capital Tehran and other cities on Saturday over a wave of suspected poison attacks that have affected schoolgirls in dozens of schools, according to Iranian news agencies and social media videos....

22. Turkey - Syria: New 7.7 magnitude earthquake - Also felt in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-syria-new-7-7-magnitude-earthquake-also-felt-in-cyprus

According to the Euro-Mediterranean Institute, a new earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 was recently felt in Turkey. According to Syrian state media, it was also felt in Damascus....

23. Turkish Cypriots outraged over mufti's call for women to procreate on demand

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-cypriots-outraged-over-mufti-s-call-for-women-to-procreate-on-demand

A Muslim religious leader’s instruction to women to dutifully accept a husband's “invitation to bed” to procreate has sparked outrage among many Turkish Cypriots, who saw the remarks as an imported encroachment of fundamentalist Islam on their secular community....

24. Lavrov gives Greek reporter a mouthful after Cyprus question

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lavrov-gives-reporter-a-mouthful-after-cyprus-question

A question asked by a Greek reporter was met with a long-drawn-out response from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who suggested European leaders were 'hasty' in their support for Kiev including traditional friends Greece and Cyprus who followed American advice...

25. Turkish asylum applications in Germany increased by 216%

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-asylum-applications-in-germany-increased-by-216

A total of 20,802 asylum applications from Turkish nationals were received by authorities in Germany in the first 11 months of 2022, marking a significant increase compared to 7,873 applications filed under the same purpose during the same period in 2021....

26. Cyprus, India sign bilateral cooperation agreements

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-and-india-sign-bilateral-cooperation-agreements

Bilateral cooperation agreements between the Republic of Cyprus and India were signed on Thursday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nicosia...

27. Ukraine's grain agreement with Russia extended 4 months

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ukraine-s-grain-agreement-with-russia-extended-4-months

A diplomatic agreement that restarted Ukraine's maritime food exports will continue for at least another four months, keeping the economic lifeline open as the major food producer faces its first full winter at war with Russia....

28. Spike in illegal migrant entries, says EU border agency

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/spike-in-illegal-migrant-entries-says-eu-border-agency

The European Union’s border agency said Monday that the number of illegal entries by migrants spiked to more than 275,000 in the January through October period this year....

29. More people continue to seek asylum in the EU

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/more-people-continue-to-seek-asylum-in-the-eu

A total of 66,545 first-time asylum applications for international protections were filed by non-EU citizens in the European states in July – 265 more than in the previous months, scoring an increase of 0.4 percent....

30. The most visited website in Cyprus, according to the internet's world map

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-most-visited-website-in-cyprus-according-to-the-internet-s-world-map

Most people are probably aware that Google is the most popular website on the planet. YouTube and Facebook are close behind. But what comes after that?...

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