- Cyprus peace talks to pick up as 'serious work' still ahead Updated: Oct-12-15 4:06 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Cyprus' rival leaders say they will "significantly intensify" the pace of negotiations aimed at reunifying the ethnically divided island next month because they recognize that "serious work" still remains before any peace deal can be thrashed out.
- Turkish Cypriots: Reunification agreement possible in months Updated: Oct-02-15 7:59 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci said Friday that an agreement on reunifying the divided Mediterranean island can be reached in months rather than years if talks with the Greek Cypriot president continue at the same pace, with the same determination and political will, as they have in recent months.
- Cyprus' top Muslim cleric sends message of peace Updated: Sep-30-15 8:02 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Cyprus' top Muslim cleric says Christians and Muslims can again live together peacefully on ethnically divided Cyprus as they did for hundreds of years.
- European development bank to get stake in Cypriot bank Updated: Sep-30-15 5:33 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development has agreed to acquire a 5.4 percent stake in Hellenic Bank, Cyprus' second-largest lender, for 20 million euros ($22.4 million) in newly-issued shares.
- As UN peacekeeping veers toward counterterror, US steps in Updated: Sep-26-15 10:38 am
UNITED NATIONS - Along a quiet cease-fire line in Cyprus, U.N. peacekeepers handle an increasingly old-fashioned job: actually keeping the peace. The last deadly incident was in 1996. Today's challenges include keeping poachers and rogue farmers out of no man's land. "Most of the time we don't wear weapons," said the force commander, Maj. Gen. Kristin Lund.
- S&P upgrades Cyprus as economy, budget improve Updated: Sep-25-15 12:43 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has upgraded Cyprus' government debt rating by one notch to BB- after the country eliminated limits on money transfers and following improvements in the economy and budget.
- Cyprus' top court backs firing of deputy attorney general Updated: Sep-24-15 7:59 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Cyprus' Supreme Court has ruled that the country's deputy attorney general should be impeached for "inappropriate behavior" after wrongly accusing his boss of bribery.
- IMF approves 126m euro disbursement for bailed-out Cyprus Updated: Sep-23-15 7:37 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus - The International Monetary Fund has approved the disbursement of another 126 million euros ($140.5 million) for bailed-out Cyprus, saying that the island nation's reform program continues to be "a success."