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1. Security Council convenes on July 29 to extend UNFICYP mandate

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/security-council-convenes-on-july-29-to-extend-unficyp-mandate

The UN Security Council is scheduled to convene on July 29 to discuss the extension of the mandate of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). ...

2. UN calls on Turkish Cypriot side to clarify checkpoints situation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/un-calls-on-turkish-cypriot-side-to-clarify-checkpoints-situation

The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) on Wednesday expressed concern over the “ongoing disruption” faced by residents of both sides of the island as a result of checkpoints remaining only partially open for specific groups....

3. The growing complications of the reopening of checkpoints

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-growing-complications-of-the-reopening-of-checkpoints

The discussion for the reopening of checkpoints will be anything but an easy feat, as in addition to the role played by the epidemiological situation, the matter is inevitably being politicized in view of ‘elections’ set to take place in the north, but also in light of the UNSG’s report expected around the end of June....

4. UNFICYP ready to facilitate discussions for easing of restrictions at checkpoints

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unficyp-ready-to-facilitate-discussions-for-easing-of-restrictions-at-checkpoints

UNFICYP said Thursday it stands ready to “facilitate and support” disscussions between the two sides of the divided island once efforts begin for the easing of restrictions at crossing points....

5. UNFICYP urges cooperation in addressing coronavirus emergency

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unficyp-urges-cooperation-in-addressing-coronavirus-emergency

UNFICYP called on the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot sides to maintain communication and cooperation in addressing the coronavirus health emergency, and expressed its readiness to assist toward this end....

6. Turkish Cypriots close two crossings

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-cypriots-close-two-crossings

Turkish Cypriot authorities have shut down two crossings on Thursday for ten days, following the latest developments with the coronavirus pandemic...

7. UN ask T/C leadership to close Ledra checkpoint

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/un-proposal-asks-t-c-leadership-to-close-ledra-checkpoint

A UN proposal issued to the Turkish Cypriot leadership on Monday suggested the closure of the Ledra checkpoint from the north, as has been done by Greek Cypriot authorities, effectively forbidding the movement of civilians into the Ledra Buffer Zone....

8. Cyprus President to hold private meeting with Prince Charles on March 19

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-president-to-hold-private-meeting-with-prince-charles-on-march-19

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on March 19 will hold a private meeting with Charles, the Prince of Wales, who will be paying the island an official visit between March 18-21....

9. UN police block protesters at Ledra checkpoint

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/un-police-block-protesters-at-checkpoint

UN police in Cyprus were taking no chances at the Ledra checkpoint on Monday, blocking Turkish Cypriot demonstrators in the north who wanted to bring flowers to Greek Cypriot riot police behind fortified barricades in the south...

10. Eight Turkish Cypriots rushed to hospital after Ledra checkpoint protest

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eight-turkish-cypriots-rushed-to-hospital-after-ledra-checkpoint-protest

Protesters gathered on both sides of the Ledra Street divide on Saturday to demonstrate against the closure of four checkpoints by the government of the Republic of Cyprus, a move it said was part of a bundle of coronavirus protection measures but which has been criticized as a measure veiling ulterior political motives....

11. Anastasiades dubs UNFICYP position 'unfortunate' intervention

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-dubs-unficyp-position-unfortunate-intervention

President Nicos Anastasiades on Friday described the statement issued by UNFICYP as “unfortunate”, noting that such announcements go beyond its mission as a peacekeeping force....

12. Checkpoint closures to be extended until Monday

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/checkpoint-closures-to-be-extended-until-monday

The closure of four crossing points last Saturday, in what the Government said would be a one-week temporary precaution against coronavirus outbreak, will be extended until Monday, the National Council agreed on Thursday....

13. Akinci tells UNFICYP head coronavirus has nothing to do with checkpoint closures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/akinci-tells-unficyp-head-coronavirus-has-nothing-to-do-with-checkpoint-closures

The Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci met with UNFICYP head Elizabeth Spehar on Wednesday to discuss the move by the Greek Cypriot Government to shut four crossings along then UN-controlled Buffer Zone last week....

14. 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....

15. Christodoulides talks Turkish activity in EEZ, Varosha with UNSG

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/christodoulides-talks-turkish-activity-in-eez-varosha-with-unsg

Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Geneva on Monday....

16. Government ups the ante on Spiftire impasse

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-ups-the-ante-on-spiftire-impasse

The Republic of Cyprus has already decided on measures to be taken in the event that the UN fails to resolve the Spitfire Café impasse between the Nicosia Municipality and the Turkish military....

17. Turkish soldiers attempt to block work on Spitfire coffeeshop

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-soldiers-attempt-to-block-work-on-spitfire-coffeeshop

Turkish soldiers in civilian clothes on Thursday attempted to block the Nicosia Municipality crew working on historic Spitfire coffeeshop in Nicosia, the Municipality reported....

18. North cries foul over Spitfire operation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-cries-foul-over-spitfire-operation

Turkish Cypriot officials in north Nicosia are accusing city crew maintenance in the south of sneaking into the buffer and stealing a number of items with UNFICYP weighing in and calling on involved parties to back away from the iconic Spitfire Cafe...

19. UN says its plan for military contacts not recognition

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/un-says-its-plan-for-military-contacts-not-recognition

The UN intend to enquire both sides in Cyprus about their ideas concerning the establishment of an effective mechanism for direct military contacts, after a relevant reference in the UNFICYP resolution the Security Council passed Thursday. ...

20. Cyprus ready for five-party meeting, Anastasiades tells Lute

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-ready-for-five-party-meeting-anastasiades-tells-lute

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades shared a phone call on Wednesday with UN special envoy Jane Holl Lute, expressing his readiness to take part in an informal five-party conference with the aim of reaching an agreement on the terms of reference that would allow the resumption of peace talks....

21. UNFICYP draft under ‘silence procedure’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unficyp-draft-under-‘silence-procedure

A resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus for an additional six months is under the “silence procedure” and it is expected to be adopted on Thursday if no member breaks the silence...

22. Nicosia ups efforts ahead of UNFICYP vote

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-ups-efforts-ahead-of-unficyp-vote

Nicosia is intensifying efforts over the final makeup of an UNFICYP draft resolution in New York, as the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus is expected to be renewed ahead of its expiry at the end of the month...

23. Cyprus hopes cooler heads will prevail

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-hopes-cooler-heads-will-prevail

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades on Thursday said he hoped more sensible ideas would prevail regarding the situation in the Middle East, while sources expect "no unpleasant surprises” ahead of a mandate review for UN peacekeeping on the island...

24. UN clears suspected landmines in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/un-clears-suspected-landmines-in-cyprus

UNFICYP announced on Monday the clearance of nine suspected hazardous areas each on both sides of the divided island, amounting to a total area of 210,882 square meters...

25. UN diplomat expresses concern over uncertainty for the resumption of negotations on Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/un-diplomat-expresses-concern-over-uncertainty-for-the-resumption-of-negotations-on-cyprus

The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative and head of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) Elizabeth Spehar has said that uncertainty regarding the prospects for the resumption of the negotiations aiming to solve the Cyprus problem remains a concern, adding that “these are crucial times both on the island and in the region.”...

26. Security Council to address Varosha

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/security-council-to-address-varosha

A UN press release is expected on Wednesday in response to the Republic of Cyprus’ resort will resort to the Security Council over Turkey’s moves concerning Varosha...

27. UNFICYP makes case for more women peacekeepers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unficyp-makes-case-for-more-women-peacekeepers

A female lieutenant with UNFICYP says local concerns are consistently heard and addressed with more women peacekeepers on the ground...

28. Trump files bimonthly report on Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/trump-sends-bimonthly-cyprus-report-to-congress

US President Donald Trump has submitted to the Members of the Congress his Bi-monthly Congressional Report on progress toward a negotiated solution of the Cyprus question covering February through March 2019...

29. Cavusoglu enters Varosha

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cavusoglu-enters-varosha

Disregarding Security Council resolutions for the 45-year-old fenced off part of Famagusta, Varosha, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu became the highest-ranking Turkish government official to enter Famagusta since the town was captured on the 14th of August 1974...

30. South hands over another suspect to north

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/south-hands-over-another-suspect-to-north

Another murder suspect wanted in the north in the murder of a Nicosia businessman has been handed over to Turkish Cypriot authorities, as anti-crime cooperation between the two communities continues...

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