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1. Pope flies to Cyprus to set tone on migration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pope-flies-to-cyprus-to-set-tone-on-migration

Pope Francis flies to Cyprus on Thursday in a show of support for migrants on the island, where debate on asylum seekers has been intense, with reports saying his entourage has arranged for dozens of refugees to fly back to Italy...

2. EU to stand with Cyprus on migration, says Commission Vice President Schinas

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-to-stand-with-cyprus-on-migration-says-commission-vice-president-schinas

The EU will stand with Cyprus in matters pertaining to migration, European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas pledged on Tuesday....

3. Vaccinated will need rapid test at checkpoints

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/vaccinated-will-need-rapid-test-at-checkpoints

Vaccinated persons crossing north and south through checkpoints in Cyprus will be required to show a negative rapid test result, following a decision by a bicommunal committee that cited worsening pandemic conditions on the island...

4. 'Time is not on the side of a solution'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/time-is-not-on-the-side-of-a-solution

While giving her perspective on the current challenges and opportunities in the Cyprus issue, Elizabeth Spehar warned of the passing of too much time and that "the more time passes, the greater the possibility that the divide will be entrenched". ...

5. Cyprus wants asylum right curbed for irregular migrants

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-wants-asylum-right-curbed-for-irregular-migrants

Cyprus wants action to curb irregular migration to the island, including a suspension of asylum applications for persons entering illegally, a government official said...

6. Cyprus: France to help migration talks with African nations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-france-to-help-migration-talks-with-african-nations

France has agreed to help initiate talks between Cyprus and French-speaking African countries for a deal to take back their citizens whose asylum applications have been rejected, the Cypriot interior minister said Saturday....

7. Bridging the divide by tackling climate change

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/life/bridging-the-divide-by-tackling-climate-change

In the spirit of the talks on climate change happening at the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Ambassador Judith Garber and UN Special Representative Elizabeth Spehar met with UNFICYP’s Youth Champions on Environment and Peace on the evening of November 3rd at the Home for Cooperation located in the UN buffer zone....

8. North calls on Greek Cypriots to cooperate on migration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-calls-on-greek-cypriots-to-cooperate-on-migration

Turkish Cypriots say the north is in favour of working together with the south on the challenge of irregular migration, calling on Greek Cypriots to address the issue jointly in a 'spirit of cooperation' at a time when Interior Minister Nicos Nouris has been ramping up his rhetoric on drastic measures...

9. Tatar puts up new fight for squeaky cheese

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tatar-puts-up-new-fight-for-squeaky-cheese

Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar is taking to task European Union decisions on halloumi/hellim, the island’s famous cheese, saying they favor Greek Cypriots and leave their counterparts in the north at the mercy of inspectors approved by the south...

10. Police looking for suspected human smuggler

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-looking-for-suspected-human-smuggler

Police in Cyprus believe that a wanted man in Larnaca is involved in a human smuggling network, following the arrests of his wife and others last week near the buffer zone...

11. Cypriot ‘superminister’ accused of obstructing sea rescues

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-‘superminister-accused-of-obstructing-sea-rescues

Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nouris has slammed a report about him calling the shots to hinder sea rescues of refugees, accusing a journalist of pushing an 'extremely dangerous' open doors agenda while the local newspaper is hitting back with a little-known 'embarrassing' incident...

12. Cyprus airs migration grievances at divided Europe

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-airs-migration-grievances-at-divided-europe

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris wants strong EU awareness on external borders to be shown in Cyprus as well, in remarks he made near the buffer zone on Sunday, just two days after the European Commission president signaled there would be no funding for barbed wire and walls...

13. Limbo in a blue tent: African asylum-seekers stuck on Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/life/limbo-in-a-blue-tent-african-asylum-seekers-stuck-on-cyprus

It seems a strange place to pitch a tent. Plump in the middle of the United Nations-patrolled buffer zone that has divided Cyprus along ethnic lines since 1974,...

14. Buffer Fringe Festival 2021

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/life/buffer-fringe-festival-2021

The Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival begins today in locations across the island of Cyprus and online....

15. Cyprus won’t sign pact if EU doesn’t budge

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-won-t-sign-pact-if-eu-doesn-t-budge

A letter to the Home Affairs commissioner sent by the MED5 ministers warns Brussels that front line states won’t sign the new pact on migration and asylum unless their demand for a 'balanced' agreement is met...

16. Cyprus puts foot down on migration talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-puts-foot-down-on-migration

The Republic of Cyprus is adding pressure on a pending agreement over an EU migration pact, with three proposals backed by MED5 countries aimed at airing their grievances against the bloc, a union that is going through a power struggle...

17. Take a walk through the Nicosia airport

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/life/take-a-walk-through-the-nicosia-airport

After almost 50 years, Nicosia airport comes back to life, thanks to the Cyprus Institute....

18. 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/75th-anniversary-of-the-fullbright-program

The US Embassy held a reception yesterday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright program....

19. EU aims for deal with Turkey to stem migrant flows to Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-aims-for-deal-with-turkey-to-stem-migrant-flows-to-cyprus

The European Union could work out ways to stem the flow of migrants from Turkey to Cyprus and other EU nations...

20. Vaccinated in Cyprus granted checkpoint boon

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/vaccinated-in-cyprus-granted-checkpoint-boon

The two sides of divided Cyprus have agreed to do away with tests for fully vaccinated persons wishing to cross the buffer zone, following the latest assessments of a bicommunal committee and news that the virus is slowing down...

21. Cyprus wants strong UNSC response on Varosha

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-wants-strong-unsc-response-on-varosha

The UN Security Council is scheduled to tackle Varosha on Thursday, after the Republic of Cyprus requested closed consultations to take place following a Turkish Cypriot announcement to reopen part of the ghost town in the north, a move heavily criticized by Greek Cypriots in the south...

22. Asylum seekers stuck in Cyprus' buffer zone

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylum-seekers-stuck-in-cyprus-buffer-zone

Cypriot Interior Minister Nikos Nouris says the ordeal of three Cameroonians currently stuck in the buffer zone could end if EU fellow members agreed to take them in, with reports saying the bloc is still looking for consensus on migration policy but nothing has been agreed to date...

23. Cyprus enters new phase of relaxations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-enters-new-phase-of-measure-relaxations

The Republic of Cyprus entered on Friday a new phase of easing of COVID restrictions, including people allowed to stay out during curfew if they are attending a wedding celebration...

24. Cyprus reopens checkpoints in buffer zone

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-reopens-checkpoints-in-buffer-zone

Barricades in downtown Nicosia’s checkpoint were removed Friday as Cyprus’ two communities north and south agreed to ease movement restrictions imposed during the COVID pandemic...

25. Checkpoints to open with no deal on vaccinated

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/no-deal-on-vaccinated-but-checkpoints-open-friday

The two communities on divided Cyprus have confirmed their agreement on a 3-level system that would allow people to go through checkpoints, but details remain unclear on whether those who are vaccinated can still cross if epidemiological conditions worsen...

26. Cyprus' checkpoints expected to reopen Friday

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-checkpoints-expected-to-reopen-friday

The government spokesperson in the Republic of Cyprus says there is a basis for agreement between the two communities to re-open crossing points, with reports saying people on the divided island will be able to go through checkpoints as soon as Friday if they have the necessary health certificate...

27. Four arrested on human smuggling charges

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/four-arrested-on-human-smuggling-charges

Cypriot police have arrested four individuals on human smuggling charges after a number of people including a woman and two children were apprehended in the buffer zone during an attempt to cross from north to south...

28. Athienou murder suspect gives statement

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/athienou-murder-suspect-gives-statement

There are new developments in the Athienou murder investigation after local media said the main suspect was purported to have given a statement to police implicating himself in the killing of a foreign woman, whose official identity still remains a mystery...

29. Bicommunal health committee working on reopening of crossings

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/bicommunal-health-committee-working-on-reopening-of-crossings

Authorities in the north have instructed the bicommunal technical committee on health to draw up a road map for the restoration of crossings to pre-pandemic conditions as soon as the epidemiological situation allows....

30. Police probe burning of Greek flag in Pyla

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-probe-burning-of-greek-flag-in-pyla

A Greek flag that was hoisted at an elementary school in Pyla was reportedly stolen and set on fire this week, but the exact time of the incident in the bicommunal village was not fully clear...

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