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1. Cyprus cuts migrant arrivals by 50%, earns European praise

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-cuts-migrant-arrivals-by-50-earns-european-praise

Cyprus continues to grapple with a significant migration challenge, a situation that has evolved into a complex and multifaceted issue. ...

2. 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....

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. Surge in Syrian asylum seekers amid drop in African arrivals

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/surge-in-syrian-asylum-seekers-amid-drop-in-african-arrivals

The Ministry of Interior disclosed an uptick in asylum applications from Syrians, predominantly arriving by sea, citing challenges in managing these individuals due to the perilous conditions in their home country. ...

5. Interior Minister highlights 75% reduction in African arrivals

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interior-minister-highlights-75-reduction-in-african-arrivals

In bilateral meetings held in Geneva, Interior Minister Konstantinos Ioannou emphasized the shift from illegal to legal migration channels, as stated in a press release by the Interior Ministry on Friday. ...

6. Occupied territories witness a 33% surge in visitors

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/occupied-territories-witness-a-33-surge-in-visitors

In the first 10 months of this year, the influx of visitors to the occupied territories through land entry points and ports saw a remarkable increase of 33% compared to the corresponding period last year, totaling 1,520,604 individuals....

7. Government achieves historic 50% drop in asylum applications

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-achieves-historic-50-drop-in-asylum-applications

There is a 50% reduction in the period March-October 2023 in new asylum applications compared to the 2022 corresponding period, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday, noting at the same time that for the first time, the overall balance of arrivals-returns presents a positive picture, and Cyprus is now ranking in the first places among European states in absolute numbers of returns....

8. Nigerian gang exploits Facebook connections in elaborate scam

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nigerian-gang-exploits-facebook-connections-in-elaborate-scam

Greek authorities have dismantled a criminal organization consisting of Nigerian and Sierra Leonean nationals accused of duping women out of substantial sums of money through an elaborate online scam....

9. The unstoppable rise beyond one million in occupied lands

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-unstoppable-rise-beyond-one-million-in-occupied-lands

With the headline "Cannot Be Less Than One Million," Geni Duzen's columnist, Jenc Mutlougiakali, writes that the population in the occupied territories has surpassed one million. ...

10. Cyprus leads EU in asylum seeker returns, 4th in deportations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-leads-eu-in-asylum-seeker-returns-4th-in-deportations

Cyprus ranks first among the EU member states in the percentage of returns on new asylum seekers applications, Interior Ministry announced Thursday....

11. In a historic first, asylum applications drop by 51%

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/in-a-historic-first-asylum-applications-drop-by-51

Interior Minister Konstantinos Ioannou announced today that, for the first time in Cyprus' immigrant history, there has been a shift in the balance between migrant arrivals and departures....

12.  Sixty more migrants found in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/sixty-more-migrants-found-in-cyprus

Yesterday afternoon, checks continued at the apartment complex of Agios Nikolaos in Chloraka to record the residents who are migrants. ...

13. First woman chairperson for INTERMEPA

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/first-woman-chairperson-for-intermepa

The International Marine Environment Protection Association INTERMEPA announced the election of Semiramis Paliou as its first woman Chairperson on Wednesday. ...

14. European leaders standing firm against Erdogan's tactics

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/european-leaders-standing-firm-against-erdogan-s-tactics

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is riding high after extorting Europe and forcing not only Sweden but also NATO to humiliate themselves as supplicants caving to extortion. ...

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. 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....

17. Nightclub stabbing less clear after police find knife

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nightclub-stabbing-less-clear-after-police-find-knife

A suspect in an attempted murder investigation at a nightclub in Nicosia says he had nothing to do with a fight where another customer and a bouncer sustained knife injuries, with reports saying police were dusting a military combat knife for fingerprints in connection with the case...

18. Turkey wants to become a natural gas 'supermarket'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-wants-to-become-a-natural-gas-supermarket

Turkey will hold a natural gas summit on February 14-15 to bring together gas supplier countries and Europe’s consumer countries in Istanbul, Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Monday....

19. Migrant makes history by paragliding into the EU (video)

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/migrant-makes-history-by-paragliding-into-the-eu-video

This is the moment a migrant makes history by becoming the first documented person to paraglide across Spain’s southern border with Morocco and make it onto European soil....

20. 'DREAM ON DREAMER' for 4 days only in Nicosia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/dream-on-dreamer-for-4-days-only-in-nicosia

After a successful show in Limassol, the exhibition DREAM ON DREAMER opens in Nicosia only for four days, from 8 until 11 December at A+ Multipurpose Event Space, 266 Ermou Street....

21. Asylum seeker says she was gangraped at Pournara

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylum-seeker-says-she-was-gangraped-at-pournara

An asylum seeker says she was raped by five men at Pournara migrant camp, with police confirming a complaint has been filed but no suspects have yet been identified...

22. Civil protection's role in disaster management at the Nicosia Risk Forum 2022

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/civil-protection-s-role-in-disaster-management-at-the-nicosia-risk-forum-2022

The role of civil protection and international solidarity in disaster management as a result of climate change is being discussed at the two-day Nicosia Risk Forum 2022 (#NRF2022) on Civil Protection, which began today in Larnaca and is organized by the CERIDES Foundation of the European University Cyprus....

23. EC calls for state-funded compensation for victims of trafficking

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ec-calls-for-state-funded-compensation-for-victims-of-trafficking

The Council of Europe's Anti-Trafficking Division along with Cyprus-based NGO 'Step Up, Stop Slavery' brought together officials from various sectors of the Cypriot government and foreign diplomatic missions to discuss the ways in which financial compensation can be offered to victims of trafficking in Cyprus....

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

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

25. Increase in new asylum applications in Cyprus and EU

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/increase-in-new-asylum-applications-in-cyprus-and-eu

In May 2022, first-time asylum applicants in the European Union increased by 17% compared to April 2022, and by 89% compared to May 2021, according to monthly asylum data published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the EU....

26. Cyprus upgraded to Tier 1 in US Trafficking in Persons report

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-upgraded-to-tier-1-in-us-trafficking-in-persons-report

The Ministry of Justice and Public Order has welcomed the US State Department's Trafficking in Persons report for 2022 released on Tuesday noting the upgrade of Cyprus to Tier 1 status. ...

27. Immigrant arrivals will more than double in 2022

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/immigrant-arrivals-will-more-than-double-in-2022

The official data on illegal arrivals in territories controlled by the Republic of Cyprus are alarming. For the first half of 2022, the number of asylum seekers has skyrocketed, compared to 2021, with the current year looking to break a decade's old record....

28. First time asylum seekers in EU increase by 85% in February

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/first-time-asylum-seekers-in-eu-increase-by-85-in-february

In February 2022, first-time asylum applications by persons who applied for international protection in EU member states increased by 85% compared to February 2021 and by 3% compared to last January, according to the latest monthly asylum data published by Eurostat, the EU’s statistical service....

29. Monkeypox: Dozens of suspected and confirmed cases in Europe and North America

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/monkeypox-dozens-of-suspected-and-confirmed-cases-in-europe-and-north-america

Dozens of suspected and confirmed cases of monkeypox have been identified since early May in Europe and North America, raising fears that the disease, which is endemic to West Africa, could spread....

30. FRONTEX: 57,800 illegal migrants have been detected at EU external borders

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/frontex-57-800-illegal-migrants-have-been-detected-at-the-eu-external-borders

The number of illegal migrants detected at the EU borders by the standing corps officers of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) has spiked up in the four first months of 2022, compared to the same period last year....

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