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1. Nicosia hosts EU summit on migration this Friday

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-hosts-eu-summit-on-migration-this-friday

A Ministerial Summit focusing on the external dimension of immigration, particularly the Syrian crisis, will convene in Nicosia on Friday. ...

2. Justice minister stresses ongoing evaluation for ceasefire line security

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/justice-minister-stresses-ongoing-evaluation-for-ceasefire-line-security

Cyprus' Minister of Justice and Public Order, Marios Hartsiotis, revealed on Wednesday that heightened measures along the ceasefire line are a response to ongoing security evaluations. ...

3. Multiple arrests in forged university diploma scandal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/multiple-arrests-in-forged-university-diploma-scandal

A scandal involving fraudulent degrees has rocked occupied Cyprus, resulting in the arrest of several individuals, including TRT correspondent Sefa Karahasan, according to a report by the Diken news website....

4. EU mulls €400 million boost for Lebanon

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-mulls-€400-million-boost-for-lebanon

As Ursula von der Leyen prepares for her visit to Lebanon on May 2nd, the European Commission is exploring various avenues to provide......

5. Cyprus President returns from Lebanon with promises fulfilled

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-president-returns-from-lebanon-with-promises-fulfilled

President Nikos Christodoulides' whirlwind journey to Beirut has drawn to a close, yet the true test of its impact lies on the horizon, amidst the waves. ...

6. Lebanon to Cyprus: $3000 per person for the deadly journey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lebanon-to-cyprus-$3000-per-person-for-the-deadly-journey

The security authorities of the Republic were not oblivious to the presence of networks smuggling illegal immigrants westwards through Cyprus, ...

7. Prisons department takes action following attempts to smuggle contraband

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/prisons-department-takes-action-following-attempts-to-smuggle-contraband

The Prisons Department in Cyprus has heightened security measures following recent incidents involving the attempted smuggling of mobile phones and drugs into the prison area. ...

8. Minister highlights smallest resident population at Pournara

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-highlights-smallest-resident-population-at-pournara

The outlook for Cyprus in relation to migration is positive, as in 2023 a 46% reduction in irregular migrant applications and a 66% increase in returns have been achieved, Interior Minister Konstantinos Ioannou said on Wednesday....

9. Interior Minister urges EU action on border surveillance

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interior-minister-urges-eu-action-on-border-surveillance

Cyprus' Minister for the Interior, Konstantinos Ioannou, emphasized the necessity for the European Union to collaborate with third countries in enhancing border surveillance, particularly the maritime border with Lebanon....

10. Saudi Arabia opens first diplomatic liquor store in Riyadh

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/saudi-arabia-opens-first-diplomatic-liquor-store-in-riyadh

Saudi Arabia has reportedly inaugurated its inaugural liquor store in Riyadh's diplomatic quarter, according to sources familiar with the matter....

11. Turkey implements vessel traffic system in occupied territories

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-implements-vessel-traffic-system-in-occupied-territories

Turkey is taking steps to bolster maritime security in the occupied territories with the implementation of a ''Vessel Traffic Service System.''...

12. Major crime boss gunned down in Greece

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/major-crime-boss-gunned-down-in-greece

New evidence has emerged about the mafia execution of Vangelis Zambounis on Sunday morning in Neos Kosmos. The Hellenic Police are still investigating the case, which is another episode in the bloody cycle of the Greek mafia....

13. Minister Procopiou demands severe punishment for traffickers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-procopiou-demands-severe-punishment-for-traffickers

Minister of Justice and Public Order, Anna Koukkides-Procopiou said emphasis should be placed in severe punishment for traffickers. ...

14. Abraham’s Tinderbox

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/abraham-s-tinderbox

I’ll begin by clearly condemning Hamas and its terrorist thugs and express grief at the horrors inflicted on innocent Israeli civilians on 7 October....

15. EU unveils East Med action plan to stem migration flows

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-unveils-east-med-action-plan-to-stem-migration-flows

The European Commission has unveiled an EU Action Plan for the Eastern Mediterranean in anticipation of the forthcoming meetings, including the Justice and Home Affairs Council scheduled for October 19 and the European Council on October 26-27....

16. Illegal transport of 1,100 litres of fuel from occupied territories seized

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/illegal-transport-of-1-100-litres-of-fuel-from-occupied-territories-seized

The Anti-Poaching Unit of the AMAD made a significant discovery during their patrol in a village area of the Nicosia district. ...

17. Minister demands urgent action on migrant smuggling

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-demands-urgent-action-on-migrant-smuggling

Migrant smuggling is a global concern that demands our immediate attention, Minister of Justice and Public Order Anna Koukkides Procopiou said on Tuesday, adding that a country deeply affected by this phenomenon, is Cyprus....

18. Corruption and desperation forge a new path to Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/corruption-and-desperation-forge-a-new-path-to-cyprus

A new migratory route to Cyprus has emerged this summer, with increased departures from Syria to Cyprus surpassing those from Lebanon, according to a report by Open Democracy....

19. Cyprus police arrest 4 in immigration smuggling bust

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-police-arrest-4-in-immigration-smuggling-bust

The Cyprus Police have carried out a new operation to dismantle one more immigrant smuggling network and have arrested four people....

20. Illegal smokes haul seized in Pournara migrant center

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/illegal-smokes-haul-seized-in-pournara-migrant-center

Customs authorities recently seized quantities of duty-free tobacco products believed to have been illicitly transported from the occupied areas of the Republic of Cyprus. ...

21. Turkish ship carried stolen Ukrainian grain

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-ship-carried-stolen-ukrainian-grain

The Turkish vessel known as the "Sword Lion" has found itself in a holding pattern at the bustling Iskenderun port, its anticipated unloading of a unique cargo - Ukrainian grain of questionable origins - temporarily postponed....

22. Cyprus cracks down on illegal immigration ring

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-cracks-down-on-illegal-immigration-ring

In a move to address migration challenges head-on and show unwavering determination against the issue, a well-coordinated operation sprung into action this morning in the Limassol district. ...

23. UN peacekeepers adjust position amidst tensions in buffer zone

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/un-peacekeepers-adjust-position-amidst-tensions-in-buffer-zone

In a recent update to the incident at the Pyla buffer zone, Simos Mitidis, the leader of the G/C community in Pyla, conveyed that the UNFICYP personnel have slightly repositioned themselves in response to the confrontation with Turkish forces within the buffer zone. ...

24. Interior Ministry implements stricter measures for new asylum seekers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interior-ministry-implements-stricter-measures-for-new-asylum-seekers

The Interior Ministry of Cyprus announced on Wednesday that international protection applicants who have arrived in the Republic of Cyprus from January 1, 2023, onwards will not be considered eligible candidates for the voluntary relocation program....

25. Petrol station owners protest fuel supply from occupied territories

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/petrol-station-owners-protest-fuel-supply-from-occupied-territories

The Pancyprian Association of Liquid Fuel Retailers launched a protest on Wednesday at 11:00, as petrol station owners blocked the entrance of the St. Dometius barricade with their tankers....

26. Massive cash haul uncovered at Paphos airport

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/massive-cash-haul-uncovered-at-paphos-airport

In a joint operation between the Customs Department and the YKAN (Financial Intelligence Unit), a startling discovery was made at Paphos Airport on Thursday night, 8th June 2023....

27. British tourist fined €10,000 for smuggling tobacco from occupied territories

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/british-tourist-fined-€10-000-for-smuggling-tobacco-from-occupied-territories

Customs officials seized 29.5 kilograms of rolling tobacco from a British tourist who admitted to buying it in the occupied territories with the intention of transporting it to the UK, according to a statement from the Customs Department....

28. Deportation scheme agreed upon by EU interior ministers in secret

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/deportation-scheme-agreed-upon-by-eu-interior-ministers-in-secret

A report published by Statewatch and Heinrich Böll Stiftung has revealed that the European interior ministers signed a secret joint statement last year that committed EU/Schengen Area countries to increase financial as well as material support for deportations from the Balkans....

29. France to be first country in the world to introduce 'porn passports'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/france-to-be-first-country-in-the-world-to-introduce-porn-passports

France is set to introduce 'porn passports' to prove a person is over 18 while accessing sex websites - in a world first that aims to prevent children from viewing explicit material....

30. Botox ampoules found in chocolates smuggled from the occupied territories

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/botox-ampoules found-in-chocolates-smuggled-from-the-occupied-territories

Botox ampoules were one of the more bizarre items that a person attempted to smuggle through the barrier last year, according to customs officials at the British Bases in Dhekelia....

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