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1. Wailing sirens to commemorate tragic events of 1974

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/wailing-sirens-to-commemorate-the-tragic-events-of-1974

In a poignant tribute to a pivotal chapter in its history, Cyprus will activate the sirens of its Public Warning System on significant dates this July, marking the anniversaries of the 1974 coup d’état and the ensuing Turkish invasion....

2. Assange leaves UK for Australia after years of hiding, in US plea deal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/assange-leaves-uk-for-australia-after-years-of-hiding-in-us-plea-deal

After a years-long legal saga, Wikileaks says that founder Julian Assange has left the UK after reaching a deal with US authorities that will see him plead guilty to criminal charges and go free....

3. Fire rages out of control, illegal garbage dump possible cause (pics)

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fire-rages-out-of-control-illegal-garbage-dump-possible-cause-pics

A fire that broke out around 12:39 on Tuesday afternoon between the communities of Psathi and Polemi in Paphos is still raging out of control, and has spread to the communities of Kourtaka,...

4. Netanyahu condemns airstrike deaths in Gaza as 'tragic mistake'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/netanyahu-condemns-airstrike-deaths-in-gaza-as-tragic-mistake

The southern Gazan city of Rafah has become "hell on Earth", the head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees has said....

5. Israeli police and military help settlers block Gaza aid convoys

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/israeli-police-and-military-help-settlers-block-gaza-aid-convoys

Individual members of Israel’s security forces are tipping off far-right activists and settlers to the location of aid trucks delivering vital supplies to Gaza, enabling the groups to block and vandalise the convoys, according to multiple sources....

6. Putin picks economist Belousov as defense chief, Shoigu switches gears

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/putin-picks-economist-belousov-as-defense-chief-shoigu-switches-gears

Russian President Vladimir Putin tapped a civilian economist as his surprise new defence minister on Sunday in an attempt to gird Russia for economic war by trying to better utilise the defence budget and harness greater innovation to win in Ukraine....

7. Inferno engulfs Agios Syla industrial zone forcing evacuations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/inferno-engulfs-agios-syla-industrial-zone-forcing-evacuations

A fierce fire erupted Thursday afternoon in the industrial district of Agios Syla, escalating beyond containment. ...

8. U.S. military hails Cyprus cooperation in Gaza aid delivery

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/u-s-military-hails-cyprus-cooperation-in-gaza-aid-delivery

U.S. military personnel expressed gratitude to Cyprus for its role in facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza via sea. Senior defense and Biden administration officials provided details on Thursday about the construction of a temporary pier off Gaza's coast, set to be completed by early May....

9. Tehran avoids escalating conflict with Israel

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tehran-avoids-escalating-conflict-with-israel

Explosions echoed over an Iranian city on Friday in what sources described as an Israeli attack, but Tehran played down the incident and indicated it had no plans for retaliation - a response that appeared gauged towards averting region-wide war....

10. Roads turned into rivers amid thunderstorms and hail

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/roads-turned-into-rivers-amid-thunderstorms-and-hail

Severe weather unleashed its fury on Cyprus on Tuesday, with thunderstorms and hail wreaking havoc in various parts of the island, transforming roads into rivers and snarling traffic. ...

11. Ukraine's NATO membership in the cards, Blinken asserts

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ukraine-s-nato-membership-in-the-cards-blinken-asserts

A summit to mark the alliance's birthday doubled as a renewed effort to keep members on board with aid for Ukraine....

12. UNFICYP celebrates 60 years of service in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unficyp-celebrates-60-years-of-service-in-cyprus

UNFICYP marks 60 years in the service of peace in Cyprus. On 4 March 1964, the United Nations Security Council mandated the establishment of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). ...

13. At least 50 homes damaged by tornado

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/at-least-50-homes-damaged-by-tornado

The crews of the Municipality of Germasogeia, the Provincial Administration, and the Civil Defence have been recording the damage caused by the devastating tornadoes since dawn. ...

14. Cyprus hosts high-level leadership training with UK partnership (updated)

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/uk-cyprus-leadership-program-stirs-debate-on-defence-cooperation

A ''Strategic Leadership Programme'' in collaboration with the High Commission of the United Kingdom in Cyprus, the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and Cranfield University......

15. Cyprus rushes €15,200 aid to Armenians displaced by conflict

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-rushes-€15-200-aid-to-armenians-displaced-by-conflict

Cyprus has sent humanitarian aid worth €15,200 to Armenia through the European Civil Protection Mechanism. ...

16. Cyprus protests British Bases' role in Gaza conflict

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-protests-british-bases-role-in-gaza-conflict

Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday morning outside the Akrotiri Base, in Limassol district, in Cyprus, with placards, flags and shouting slogans, protesting the involvement, as they say, of the British Bases in Cyprus in Israel's war in Gaza....

17. Israeli army gears up for escalation against Hezbollah in Lebanon

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/israeli-army-gears-up-for-escalation-against-hezbollah-in-lebanon

Israeli National Defence Chief of Staff Hurchi Halevi announced plans for potential escalation in conflict with Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite armed movement and ally of Iran and Hamas. ...

18. UK and Cyprus to strengthen global collaboration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/uk-and-cyprus-to-strengthen-global-collaboration

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Director General for Europe, Peter Wilson and the Republic of Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary, Kyriacos Kouros chaired the first annual review of the UK-Cyprus Memorandum of Understanding....

19. Civil Defence introduces warning system for emergencies

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/civil-defence-introduces-warning-system-for-emergencies

The Civil Defence has revealed a cutting-edge warning system designed to keep citizens informed about emergency events and bolster their safety....

20. First Pyla, now Agios Dometios

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/first-pyla-now-agios-dometios

The actions of the occupation authorities within the buffer zone appear to be following a pattern, aiming to challenge the status quo and create a fait accompli. ...

21. Israel anticipates release of hostages by Hamas

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/israel-anticipates-release-of-hostages-by-hamas

In a promising development, Israel's ambassador to the US, Michael Herzog, revealed that Hamas might release a substantial number of Israeli hostages ''in coming days.''...

22. UK pledges humanitarian aid to Gaza from their bases in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/uk-pledges-humanitarian-aid-to-gaza-from-their-bases-in-cyprus

In a significant foreign policy address at the Lord Mayor's dinner, UK Prime Minister Rissy Shunak announced plans to use British bases in Cyprus for transporting humanitarian aid to Gaza....

23. UN expert slams western governments as ''paralysed'' in Gaza crisis

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/un-expert-slams-western-governments-as-paralysed-in-gaza-crisis

A United Nations expert has accused Australia and other western governments of paralysis over the Israel-Gaza crisis, saying leaders are either “muttering inaudible words of condemnation” or staying silent in fear....

24. Exodus to Cyprus as Israelis escape Hamas fallout

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/exodus-to-cyprus-as-israelis-escape-hamas-fallout

In quieter times, the four-storey building that houses the Jewish community centre in the heart of Larnaca is an oasis of peace....

25. Cyprus-Greece council kicks off for unprecedented collaboration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-greece-council-kicks-off-for-unprecedented-collaboration

The 1st Cyprus-Greece High-Level Cooperation Council is taking place in Athens today, Friday, November 10....

26. London's Imperial College aids in wildfire management

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/imperial-college-london-aids-in-wildfire-management

Cyprus is benefiting from the expertise of one of the world's leading scientific teams specializing in fire management. Professor Guillermo Rein's team from Imperial College London is currently in Cyprus to share their invaluable knowledge and research on a critical issue for the island: wildfires....

27. Yemen's Houthi movement joins Israel-Hamas conflict

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/yemen-s-houthi-movement-joins-israel-hamas-conflict

The Yemen-based Houthi movement has joined the Israel-Hamas war, extending the conflict to the far side of the Middle East....

28. Canadian soldiers in Cyprus await call for Lebanon evacuation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/canadian-soldiers-in-cyprus-await-call-for-lebanon-evacuation

On a sunny Thursday in Cyprus, holidaymakers relaxed on beach chairs, while a small group of people in Canadian uniform sat inside a nearby hotel meeting room, staring into screens. ...

29. Israel's right to self-defense sparks heated UN debate

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/israel-s-right-to-self-defense-sparks-heated-un-debate

The United Nations Security Council has held its first open debate on the Israel-Gaza war, with most members calling for an immediate ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid to reach Palestinians under relentless Israeli bombardment in Gaza....

30. Foreign Minister urges peace in Israel-Palestine at EU Council

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/foreign-minister-urges-peace-in-israel-palestine-at-eu-council

Foreign Minister Constantinos Kombos stressed that there’s an urgent need for de-escalation and for the creation of the political horizon that will lead to a two state solution in Israel - Palestine, ahead of his participation in the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU being held in Luxembourg on Monday. ...

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