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Kurds on hunger strike for refugee status

A group of stateless Kurdish nationals on Thursday entered their third day of a hunger strike outside the Ministry of Interior, calling for the automatic refugee status they say they are entitled to...
 

Four years jail for 33 cannabis plants

Larnaca Criminal Court on Thursday jailed a man for four years after he pleaded guilty to possessing 33 cannabis plants with intent to supply. 
The plants were discovered at his home in...
 

Bill to abolish anonymity for prepaid SIM cards

A bill scrapping anonymity for prepaid phone cards is expected to go to the House plenary in a fortnight amid complaints from Akel that this smacked of a ‘big brother’ police state.
The...
 

Anastasiades' Moscow visit 'soonest possible'

The upcoming visit of President Nicos Anastasiades to Moscow and the latest developments in the region of Eastern Mediterranean were discussed in a meeting of the President of the Republic and the...
 

Paphos policeman probed for overtime fraud

A policeman serving in Paphos is being investigated for fraudulently claiming overtime and shift allowance, police spokesman Andreas Angelides said on Thursday.
He said investigators were looking...
 

Cash, jewellery stolen from Peyia home

Burglars have made of with cash and jewellery from a Peyia home, police said on Thursday.
They said that a Ukrainian woman, who is a permanent resident, had reported that burglars had broken into...
 

Visit of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot parties to Famagusta postponed

A bi-communal visit to monuments in Turkish occupied Famagusta that was scheduled for Friday has been postponed.
The Embassy of Slovakia which was coordinating the visit said on Thursday the...
 

Aristo land fraud trial adjourned

The Aristo land fraud trial was adjourned Thursday after the defence was granted additional time to prepare its case.
During a morning hearing at the Paphos Criminal Court, the defence said it has...
 

Message to Turkey on EEZ

Tripartite talks in Cairo between Cyprus, Greece and Egypt next month are expected to discuss the possible transfer of Cyprus natural gas to a terminal in Egypt, Phileleftheros said on Thursday....
 

Police probe former Ports Authority official over deposits

Police are investigating a former Cyprus Ports Authority official after employees claimed he had asked them to deposit large amounts of cash into his personal account on a regular basis, police...