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Famagusta residents urged to conserve water (Updated)

The Water Development Department (WDD) on Monday urged consumers in the Famagusta district to use water in moderation, as, due to damage to the...

Buffer zone fire under control in Famagusta area (Updated)

An intermittent fire that was ongoing in a minefield in the UN-controlled buffer zone near the Famagusta General Hospital in Paralimni since Sunday night...

Isaak and Solomou remembered in Paralimni

The 22nd anniversary for the death of Greek Cypriots Tassos Isaak and his cousin Solomos Solomou was marked on Sunday with events, and a...

The beach where DJ’s turn Monday into Saturday

The Beach Culture Music Festival will continue on Monday at Poseidon Beach with performances by Sigala, Kideko and TCTS, all from the UK. The festival,...

Bar review: Cinnamon lounge bar, Dherynia

With a scorching August pending, many city dwellers will be retreating to the turquoise east shores for their holidays, so why not take a...

Edek holds protest at Dherynia

Socialist party Edek on Thursday held an event protesting the planned opening of a crossing point at Dherynia, calling on the government to reconsider...

Our View: Edek’s specious argument for not opening the Dherynia crossing

UNDER the leadership of Marinos Sizopoulos, the so-called socialist party Edek has seen its support steadily decline and is now grouped with the rest...

Greek Cypriot side’s position on opening Dherynia has not changed (Updated)

By Evie Andreou Foreign Minister, Nicos Christodoulides, said on Wednesday that the government’s decision to open the Dherynia crossing remains unchanged. Following the recent reactions against...

Dherynia mayor slams obstructionist Edek over crossing point

If socialist Edek truly wants to help Dherynia, it ought to arrange for a meeting at the town hall to learn about the problems...

More voices against Dherynia crossing

A group of around 200 refugees from Famagusta, including former state officials, issued a declaration on Tuesday expressing their opposition to the opening of...

Scion of Larnaca family is married to culture

THEO PANAYIDES meets a sentimental soul who has lived the good life, even if much of it was spent upstairs from the family museum The...

Woman dies in fall at home

A 71-year-old woman from Liopetri died on Friday after falling off a ladder at her home, police said. Panayiota Savva was found by her son...

State blames Turkish Cypriot side for delay to Famagusta crossing

The delay in opening a crossing point to the north in Famagusta is not the fault of the Greek Cypriot side, government spokesman Prodromos...

Bank thief to stand trial

A man accused of stealing cash and valuables from safety deposit boxes at two banks will stand trial on September 14. The accused, 38-year-old Marios...

Fire in Liopetri damages house

A prefab house in Liopetri was damaged by a fire shortly after midnight on Wednesday. The fire was detected at 00.15am in the Limnia area...

‘Turkey must decide if it wants a normal, modern state’

Turkey must decide if it wants a normal, modern state in Cyprus or the north to be a satellite state, presidential commissioner Fotis Fotiou...

Medical School and BPW complete phase 1 of cervical screenings

Last February the University of Nicosia medical school together with Business Professional Women, Cyprus (BPW), and with the support of the health ministry, embarked...

Famagusta mayor uneasy over Dherynia opening

Famagusta mayor Alexis Galanos expressed reservations on Monday over the opening of a crossing point in Dherynia which would link the area with northern...

Fires rage amid arson fears (Update 2)

Fire raged on the island for a second day on Friday and Minister of Justice Ionas Nicolaou called evidence of arson in the events...

Officials celebrate completion of Famagusta project

More than 400 people attended an event on Tuesday night marking the completion of conservation works to the Ravelin/Land Gate in Famagusta. The event was...

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