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1. Berlin to press Ankara over drilling plans for East Med

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/berlin-to-press-ankara-over-drilling-plans-for-east-med

Berlin plans to play an active role, in the context of Germany's presidency of the European Council, in easing tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean where Turkey plans to expand its exploration for oil and gas in contravention of Greek and Cypriot exclusive economic zones...

2. Cyprus at zero new coronavirus cases for second day running

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-at-zero-new-coronavirus-cases-for-second-day-running

Cyprus stayed on course on Friday, recording zero new coronavirus cases for the second day running as all 1,538 samples checked for the virus came back negative....

3. Aegean tension fueling Berlin concern

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/aegean-tension-fueling-berlin-concern

With Germany assuming the European Union presidency on Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed concern over developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and Greek-Turkish relations in response to questions from MPs in the Bundestag....

4. LIDL Cyprus donates masks to fight Covid-19

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/lidl-cyprus-donates-masks-to-fight-covid-19

5. UNHCR rep to provide statement on sexual harassment claims at Pournara

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unhcr-rep-to-provide-statement-on-sexual-harassment-claims-at-pournara

The UNHCR representative that raised the alarm regarding incidents of the sexual harassment of minors at the Pournara refugee camp in Kokkinotrimithia was expected to provide police with a statement on Wednesday, the outgoing police chief Kypros Michaelides said....

6. Probe into allegations of sexual harassment of minors at Pournara camp launched

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/probe-into-sexual-harassment-of-minors-allegations-at-pournara-camp-launched

Interior minister Nicos Nouris said a probe will be launched into reports made at the House human rights committee on Monday regarding the sexual harassment of minors at the Pournara refugee camp in Kokkinotrimithia. ...

7. UNHCR report: One per cent of humanity displaced

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unhcr-report-one-per-cent-of-humanity-displaced

A UN Refugee Agency report released on Thursday showed that forced displacement is now affecting more than one per cent of humanity – 1 in every 97 people – and with fewer and fewer of those who flee being able to return home....

8. Cyprus outlines drastic step on migration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-outlines-drastic-step-on-migration

Republic of Cyprus Interior Minister Nikos Nouris is urgently seeking a constitutional amendment to shorten the time of due process for asylum applicants, calling a set of government-sponsored bills a “holistic approach” to immigration during a press conference on Thursday...

9. Interior minister presents bills for streamlining asylum procedures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interior-minister-presents-bills-for-streamlining-asylum-procedures

The house legal committee discussed on Tuesday a bundle of four bills, submitted by interior minister Nicos Nouris, that seek to streamline procedures for the processing of applications filed by asylum seekers as well as appeal proceedings....

10. Pournara camp lockdown measures to be scrapped Monday

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pournara-camp-lockdown-measures-to-be-scrapped-monday

The Interior Ministry announced Friday that lockdown measures at the Pournara camp for refugees and asylum seekers will be scrapped on Monday....

11. Police use tear gas at migrant camp

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-use-tear-gas-at-migrant-camp

Police officers responded with tear gas at a group of migrants at the Pournara camp in rural Nicosia, as the debate over detaining asylum seekers continues on Cyprus...

12. Cyprus cries foul over Turkey’s pick at UNGA

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-cries-foul-over-turkey-s-pick-at-unga

Cyprus and Armenia have sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General explaining the reasons why the two countries object to the election by silence procedure of Volkan Bozkir of Turkey as President of the UN General Assembly at its 75 session...

13. Cyprus blocks another boat citing coronavirus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-blocks-another-boat-due-to-coronavirus

A video showing a Republic of Cyprus coast guard vessel pursuing a boat of undocumented migrants has emerged, with police saying they blocked the boat due to the coronavirus crisis...

14. Racism, xenophobia rife in Cyprus, refugees say

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/racism-xenophobia-rife-in-cyprus-refugees-say

A teleconference on Tuesday raised the multifaceted problems faced by refugees and asylum seekers on the island, such as racism and xenophobia, hardships during the coronavirus pandemic, and difficulties with integrating into Cyprus society....

15. Cyprus to launch SMS campaign to stem migrant arrivals

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-to-launch-sms-campaign-to-stem-migrant-arrivals

Cyprus is launching a multilingual SMS campaign to head off more migrant arrivals by dispelling the mistaken belief the European Union member country is a gateway to the continent, the Cypriot interior minister said Sunday....

16. Greece to make massive riot police equipment purchase

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-to-make-massive-purchase-for-riot-police-equipment

Greece is planning purchases worth millions of euros to equip the Hellenic Police’s (ELAS) riot force with shields, helmets, uniforms, bullet-proof vests and other supplies, including large quantities of tear gas, in anticipation of a fresh push on the northeastern border with Turkey by undocumented migrants and refugees trying to force their way into the European Union....

17. Greece, Turkey exchange barbs over migrants

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-turkey-exchange-barbs-over-migrants

Greece on Thursday pushed back on criticism by Turkey that is violating the rights of refugees and migrants attempting to reach the country, saying Ankara has “instrumentalized human suffering”...

18. Mass deportations underway in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mass-deportations-underway-in-cyprus

The Republic of Cyprus has begun expelling foreign nationals who have been turned down for asylum, citing concerns over security threats and changing demographics due to a migration crisis...

19. Asylum seekers continue to protest confinement at Pournara camp

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylum-seekers-continue-to-protest-confinement-at-pournara-camp

Residents of the Pournara refugee camp in Kokkinotrimithia continued to protest on Wednesday morning against the enduring lockdown on the camp....

20. Demonstration outside refugee camp sparks Government reaction

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/demonstration-outside-refugee-camp-sparks-government-reaction

A demonstration staged outside the Pournara camp in Kokkinotrimithia on Sunday calling for an end to the arbitrary detention of hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers stirred reaction from the Government on Tuesday, with an Interior Ministry announcement claiming it won’t be allowing any further ghettoization of the island....

21. Cyprus readies to deport suspected terrorists

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-moves-to-deport-suspected-terrorists

The Republic of Cyprus says it is getting ready to deport 17 undocumented migrants suspected of having ties to foreign terrorists, but proceedings could be delayed due to ongoing pandemic and other legal issues...

22. All asylum seekers at Pournara locked in

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/all-asylum-seekers-locked-in-at-pournara

Health ministry officials say going in and out of the migrant facility in rural Nicosia is temporarily forbidden due to a scabies infestation, with the government defending migration policies amid criticism over living conditions and restriction of freedom of movement at the camp...

23. Divided Cyprus slammed over refugee pushback

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-slammed-over-refugee-pushback

Two dozen groups around the world have condemned authorities on both sides of divided Cyprus after 175 Syrian refugees were denied the right to seek asylum...

24. Migrant camp declared ‘local infected area’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/migrant-camp-declared-‘local-infected-area

Human rights advocates in the Republic of Cyprus are crying foul over the government's handling of asylum seekers at Pournara camp, after the health ministry declared the migrant centre a “local infected area” citing public health laws due to an infestation...

25. Migrant camp near boiling point

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/migrant-camp-near-boiling-point

Police said three people were arrested at Pournara migrant centre during a protest on Wednesday, one day after a hunger strike, as camp residents demand better living conditions and the right to leave camp...

26. As coronavirus lockdown eases, Cypriots still in limbo

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/as-coronavirus-lockdown-eases-cypriots-still-in-limbo

Deniz Birinci had just hours to stuff her and her baby daughter’s belongings into suitcases and bin bags on March 16 before the two sides on the divided island of Cyprus imposed lockdowns to halt the spread of the new coronavirus....

27. Six new cases announced as Cyprus awaits President's address

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/six-new-cases-announced-as-cyprus-awaits-president-s-address

28. Conditions at migrant camps improving, but arbitrary detention issues remain

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/conditions-at-migrant-camps-improving-but-arbitrary-detention-issues-remain

The UNHCR office in Cyprus said on Monday that it was pleased with the steps being taken to improve the living conditions of asylum seekers on the island, but expressed hope that additional measures will follow to tackle the multifaceted issues that emerged amid the coronavirus outbreak....

29. Report draws attention to migrant centres

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/report-draws-attention-to-migrant-centres

A report published this week by Ombudswoman Maria Stylianou-Lottides takes stock of current conditions in migrant facilities in the Republic of Cyprus, pointing out medical challenges, problems associated with weather, and asylum issues...

30. Turkish secret services target Greek refugee camps

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-secret-services-target-greek-refugee-camps

Turkey has been conducting secret missions in refugee camps and other places in Greece to gather information about critics of the Turkish government and supporters of self-exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, who have taken refuge in Greece, according to a publication by the Nordic Monitor website. ...

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