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1. Pompeo plans Saturday stopover in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pompeo-plans-saturday-stopover-in-cyprus

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to visit Cyprus on Saturday in an effort to seek a resolution to mounting tensions in the eastern Mediterranean...

2. Fires erupt at Moria refugee camp

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fires-erupt-at-moria-refugee-camp

Thousands of migrants fled a camp under COVID-19 lockdown after multiple fires gutted much of the site on the Greek island of Lesvos, authorities said early Wednesday...

3. Rival warnings keep on in the Mediterranean

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/rival-warnings-keep-on-in-mediterranean-waters

Rival warnings continued to be issued over waters in the eastern Mediterranean this weekend, after EU ministers reaffirmed the bloc’s solidarity with Greece and the Republic of Cyprus and Turkey saying it would not “bow to banditry”...

4. Cyprus calls for EU task force on island

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-calls-for-eu-task-force-on-island

The European Union must do more to fill a power vacuum in the eastern Mediterranean brought on by a perceived US disengagement from the region, and Cyprus is ready to host an EU task force to achieve that goal, the island nation's foreign minister said Wednesday...

5. Five new cases involving contacts and persons with travel history

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/five-new-cases-involving-contacts-and-persons-with-travel-history

Five new coronavirus cases, involving two persons with travel history and three contacts of another known case, were announced by the Cyprus health ministry on Thursday, when a total of 1,575 lab tests were conducted to check samples for the virus....

6. Anastasiades: France's initiatives exemplify active role sought from EU

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-france-s-initiatives-exemplify-active-role-sought-from-eu

France's president on Thursday said it would be a serious error by the European Union to not respond to provocations in the Eastern Mediterranean and said he wanted more sanctions on those who violated Greek and Cypriot maritime space....

7. Presidents of Cyprus, Greece discuss escalating Turkish provocations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/presidents-of-cyprus-greece-discuss-escalating-turkish-provocations

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Greece’s President Katerina Sakellaropoulou held their first meeting in Athens on Tuesday, focusing the discussion on Turkey’s actions in the region and the close ties between the two countries....

8. Cyprus FM holds telephone conversation with new Iraqi FM

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-fm-holds-telephone-conversation-with-new-iraqi-fm

Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides shared on Thursday a telephone conversation with the new Foreign Minister of Iraq Fuad Hussein...

9. Additional COVID-19 protection measures announced in the north

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/additional-covid-19-protection-measures-announced-in-the-north

Turkish Cypriot ministers agreed on several additional coronavirus protection measures on Friday during their third emergency session on the unfolding pandemic....

10. New developments in key witness disappearance

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-developments-in-key-witness-disappearance

There are new developments in the disappearance of ex-con and key witness Ahmed Zaidan, with crime investigators looking into allegations that he was seen being forced into the trunk of a car at gunpoint...

11. North to bar entry from 'high-risk' countries

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-to-bar-entry-from-high-risk-countries

The north will stop accepting people from countries deemed ‘high-risk’ due to the spread of coronavirus, the Bicommunal Technical Committee on Health agreed on Tuesday....

12. Guards use tear gas to disperse hundreds of migrants at Greek-Turkish border

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/guards-use-tear-gas-to-disperse-hundreds-of-migrants-at-greek-turkish-border

Guards on Greece’s northeastern land border with Turkey made “deterrent use” of tear gas to disperse some 500 refugees and migrants trying to enter the country and the European Union after Ankara loosened controls on migrant flows....

13. French Defence Minister expresses solidarity with Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/french-defence-minister-expresses-solidarity-with-cyprus

The French Defence Minister, Florence Parly, who met on Tuesday with President Nicos Anastasiades and her Cyprus counterpart Savvas Angelides, expressed France’s solidarity with Cyprus, which she said is under intense pressure when seen from an international perspective....

14. Cyprus’ Foreign Minister to attend Munich Security Conference

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-foreign-minister-to-attend-munich-security-conference

The Foreign Minister of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides, departs on Friday for Munich, to attend the Munich Security Conference, taking place between February 14-16....

15. Syria displacement is worst since conflict began, UN says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syria-displacement-is-worst-since-conflict-began-un-says

More people have fled fighting in Syria over the past 10 weeks than at any other time in the 9-year-old conflict and the city of Idlib, where many are sheltering, could become a graveyard if hostilities continue, two U.N. agencies said on Tuesday....

16. Charles De Gaulle to dock in Limassol, demonstrating fortified ties

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/charles-de-gaulle-to-dock-in-limassol-demonstrating-fortifie-ties

The flagship of the French Navy, aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle, will be docking at Limassol port at the end of February, prior to the wrapping up of its Eastern Mediterranean mission, Ambassador of France to Cyprus Isabelle Dumont told the Cyprus News Agency on Tuesday....

17. Turkish hackers target Cyprus government emails

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-hackers-target-cyprus-government-emails

Sweeping cyberattacks targeting governments and other organizations in Europe and the Middle East are believed to be the work of hackers acting in the interests of the Turkish government, three senior Western security officials said. The hackers have attacked at least 30 organizations, including government ministries, embassies and security services as well as companies and other groups, according to a Reuters review of public internet records. Victims have included Cypriot and Greek government email services and the Iraqi government’s national security advisor, the records show. ...

18. France signals support for Greece

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/france-signals-support-for-greece

The participation of the Hellenic Navy in the carrier group that will escort the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle on a part of its mission in the Eastern Mediterranean is seen as yet another indication of Athens’ desire to strengthen its ties with Paris. The government also sees the move as French support for Greece in light of the Turkish-Libyan maritime border accord....

19. Cyprus hopes to join US visa waiver

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-hopes-to-join-us-visa-waiver

Cypriot officials say they are setting up a task force aimed at including the country in the US visa waiver programme the soonest possible...

20. Video walkthrough explains Iran plane crash

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/video-walkthrough-explains-iran-plane-crash

A chilling video published by The New York Times offers a step-by-step walkthrough of what happened before and after a Ukrainian airliner was brought down by an Iranian missile...

21. Iran says military shot down plane in error

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/iran-says-military-shot-down-plane-in-error

Iran said on Saturday it had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 people aboard and voiced its deep regret, after initially denying it brought down the aircraft in the tense aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on US targets in Iraq...

22. Missile suspected in Iran plane crash

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/missile-suspected-in-iran-plane-crash

The plane crash in Iran that killed 176 people aboard was likely brought down by a missile unintentionally, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says, while Tehran has invited officials from the US, Ukraine, and Canada to join the investigation...

23. Both US and Iran claim ‘self defence’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/both-us-and-iran-claim-‘self-defence

Iranian UN ambassador has sent a letter to the UN Security Council calling Tehran’s missile strikes a "measured and proportionate" act of "self-defense,” while the US also says killing Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani was for self defence...

24. Iran attacks US air bases in revenge

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/iran-attacks-us-air-bases-in-revenge

Iran launched missile attacks on US-led forces in Iraq early on Wednesday in retaliation for the US drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing last week raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East...

25. Iran escalation continues after midnight tweet

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/iran-escalation-continues-after-midnight-tweet

US President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites “very hard” if Iran attacks Americans or US assets after a drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, as tens of thousands of people marched in Iraq to mourn their deaths...

26. US preemptive strike put to the test

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-preemptive-strike-put-to-the-test

The Trump administration on Friday justified its killing of a top Iranian general as an act of self-defense, trying to deflect accusations that it violated international law and concerns raised by legal experts and a senior UN rights investigator....

27. Pompeo cancels trip to Nicosia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pompeo-cancels-trip-to-nicosia

US State Secretary Mike Pompeo has cancelled a trip to Cyprus next week in the wake of protests outside the US Embassy in Iraq, with Department officials vowing to reschedule the visit “in the near future"...

28. US forces take out ISIS leader

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-forces-take-out-isis-leader

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have been killed in a US military operation in Syria, sources in the region said on Sunday and U.S. President Donald Trump was due to make a “major statement” at the White House...

29. Cypriot jihadist taken into US custody

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-jihadist-taken-into-us-custody

A jihadist terrorist of Cypriot origins was reportedly taken out of Kurdish custody just as Turkey was initiating its ground offensive in Syria, with the US president saying “dangerous ISIS fighters” are in secure locations...

30. Britain begins escorting all UK vessels through Hormuz Strait

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/britain-begins-escorting-all-uk-vessels-through-hormuz-strait

Britain has started sending a warship to accompany all British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, a change in policy announced on Thursday after the government previously said it did not have resources to do so. ...

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