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Egypt asks Cyprus to extradite plane hijacker

Egypt asks Cyprus to extradite the man who hijacked an EgyptAir flight in order to meet his ex-wife.Ben Ariel, 3/31/2016, 4:14 AM

Egyptian plane hijacker arrested; no casualties

Man with explosive vest hijacks EgyptAir plane, takes it to Cyprus in effort to reunite with ex-wife. Police arrest hijacker, no one harmed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2016, 9:30 AM

Ya'alon: Iran operating 'sleeper cells' in Europe

In Cyprus, Defense Minister warns that Iran is building an international terror network and plans attacks on the United States and Europe.Ben Ariel, 2/25/2016, 6:14 AM

Israel, Cyprus, Greece plan Europe gas pipeline

Cyprus and Greece emerging as key allies, as Israel looks towards potentially lucrative pipeline - Turkey, or no Turkey.Arutz Sheva, 1/28/2016, 3:26 PM

PA Sources: Cyprus Initiating Resumption of Talks

Cyprus pushing an initiative to revive the peace process between the PA and Israel, say Palestinian sources.Ben Ariel, 7/29/2015, 5:14 AM

Netanyahu: Iran's Hezbollah Threatens Europe

While on official visit to Cyprus where Hezbollah attack was recently thwarted, PM notes group's network 'in every country in Europe.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/28/2015, 4:54 PM

Cyprus Sentences Hezbollah Member to 6 Years

Lebanese man given six years in jail by a Cyprus court after 8.2 tons of potential bomb-making material were found in his home.Ben Ariel, 6/30/2015, 6:45 AM

Cyprus to Try Hezbollah Member on Terror Charges

Lebanese-Canadian to stand trial in Cyprus on terror charges, after fertilizer that can be used for bomb making was found in his home.Ben Ariel, Canada, 6/19/2015, 11:44 PM

Cyprus: We Thwarted a Hezbollah Plot

Cypriot Foreign Ministry says his country believes it foiled a Hezbollah plot to attack Israelis or Jews on the island.Elad Benari, 6/16/2015, 5:42 AM

Netanyahu: If Iran Wins, the World Loses

Netanyahu meets with Cypriot President Anastasiades and stresses it's not too late to change deal on Iran's nuclear program for the better.Cynthia Blank, 6/15/2015, 3:54 PM

Cyprus: Lebanese Man Arrested for Anti-Israel Plot

Suspect may have had Hezbollah links, and may be connected to the terror group's leader, Hassan Nasrallah.Tova Dvorin, 5/29/2015, 2:02 PM

Israeli-Greek-Cypriot Alliance Challenges Turkey

Economic issues in Athens and partnerships to extract natural gas keep far-left Greek gov't away from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Gedalyah Reback, 3/9/2015, 5:26 PM

Syrian Refugees Plot Cyprus Escape as Camp Closes

As refugee camp in Cyprus closes, hundreds of Syrian refugees attempt to make their way to Europe.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/22/2015, 9:08 AM

Israeli Tourists Helping to Boost Cyprus' Economy

The number of people visiting Cyprus rose 1.5 percent in 2014, thanks largely to tourists from Russia and Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2015, 5:13 PM

Turkish Cyprus FM to Israel: Don't Get Involved

The Foreign Minister of 'Turkish Cyprus' called on Israel not to support development of gas projects with the 'real' Cyprus.Yaakov Levi, 11/6/2014, 8:05 AM

Israel to Turkey: Respect Cyprus's Right to Energy

Liberman joins forces with Cyprus's foreign ministry to dissuade Turkey from drilling near Israeli gas pool ahead of negotiations for deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/5/2014, 7:22 PM

Israel, Cyprus Launch Operation for Missing Plane

Israel and Cyprus launch joint search and rescue operation after small Cypriot plane en route to Beirut, Lebanon, disappears.Cynthia Blank, 10/23/2014, 9:08 AM

Cyprus Very Concerned over ISIS Advance in Lebanon

Cyprus FM says terrorist groups on the shores of the Mediterranean would create an 'immediate danger' to the safety of Cyprus."Mark Langfan, 10/8/2014, 2:47 PM

Cyprus Suspends Peace Talks with Turkey

Danger of conflagration as Turkish frigate violates Cyprus’ southern waters, Cyprus accuses Turkey of provocation.Mark Langfan, 10/7/2014, 8:58 PM

Turkish Warship in Cyprus Zone Ups Tensions

Turkey is sending a seismographic vessel to explore areas in the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone.Mark Langfan, 10/7/2014, 4:51 PM

Turkey Refuses to Pay Cyprus Compensation

Even as it demands compensation from Israel over death of violent activists, Turkey refuses European court order to pay for invasion.Ari Yashar, 5/13/2014, 10:59 PM

Israelis Tried to Buy Crude from Rebels?

Two Israelis questioned in Cyprus in connection with an an oil tanker loaded from a rebel-held port in Libya.Elad Benari, 3/18/2014, 2:44 AM

Judge Calls On Govt. To Adopt Levy Report Now

Uri Shtruzman insists only 'politics' preventing annexation of Judea and Samaria, says no legal basis for 'occupation' claim.Ari Yashar, 3/13/2014, 4:07 PM

Jordan, Israel Strike Natural Gas Deal

Amman the first to sign natural gas import agreement with Israel after Egyptian pipeline becomes too unreliable.Tova Dvorin, 2/21/2014, 9:24 AM

Cyprus Talks Could Bring Israeli Gas Export Boon

Opening of Cypriot pipeline could grant Israel a valuable route to deliver newly-discovered natural gas deposits to Turkey and Europe.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2014, 9:58 AM

Turkey-Cyprus Clash Shows Israel 'NATO Defender'

Turkey forces Norwegian ship out of Cypriot waters. Analyst says 'Israel is now heart of NATO's southeastern flank.'Ari Yashar, 2/4/2014, 8:16 AM

A Southern Strategy in the Eastern Mediterranean

The U.S., Israel, Greece, and Cyprus can enhance cooperation. The U.S. should leverage its growing and warming military ties with both Israel and Greece to repel Russia’s growing influence in the littoral states. George Papadopoulos, 1/29/2014, 1:35 PM

Elkin Tells EU to End Hypocrisy Towards Israel

In meeting with EU Ambassador, Elkin gives documents showing PA incitement and EU hypocrisy in different conflict zones.Ari Yashar, 1/22/2014, 5:19 PM

Earthquake Shakes Northern Israel

Earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale shakes Cyprus; quake felt as far east as the Haifa area.Tova Dvorin, 12/28/2013, 8:00 PM

Cyprus: Gas Reserves Lower but Substantial

Gas reserves off Cyprus are nearly a third less than initially estimated but remain "substantial," says the country's energy minister.Elad Benari, 10/4/2013, 1:14 AM

Syrian Warplanes Test British Defenses in Cyprus

RAF Typhoon fighters recently won a mid-air showdown with two Syrian warplanes heading towards Britain’s base in Cyprus.Elad Benari, 9/9/2013, 2:14 AM

Warplanes in Cyprus Preparing for Syria Strike?

British airplanes and military transporters have begun arriving at an airbase in Cyprus, according to a report by the Guardian.Elad Benari, 8/27/2013, 2:15 AM

Analyst: Mideast Gas a Chance for U.S.

The natural gas fields in the Mediterranean provide the United States with an opportunity to break with Turkey, according to Seth Cropsey.Elad Benari, 8/20/2013, 1:14 AM

Cyprus Inks Gas Deal with US-Israel Energy Group

Cyprus has signed a deal with the US-Israeli Noble Energy firm to build a liquified natural gas plant to exploit its untapped reserves.Chana Ya'ar, 6/27/2013, 9:26 AM

Lebanon Claims its Own Big Offshore Gas Find

Lebanese Energy Minister Gebran Bassil said that the country had “at least” 30 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas off its shoresDavid Lev, 6/2/2013, 8:32 PM

PM: We Will Always Be a Friend to Cyprus

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promised that Israel would continue to maintain good ties with CyprusDavid Lev, 5/6/2013, 3:56 PM

Cyprus: Don't Put Your King on the Chopping Block

The last thing Cyprus should have done is the first thing their government did.Chess Champion Susan Polgar and Investment Adv. Douglas Goldstein, 4/23/2013, 9:42 AM

Israel and Cyprus to Hold Joint Military Exercise

Israel will send warships to the eastern Mediterranean for a joint military exercise with Cyprus on April 25, reports a Cypriot daily.Elad Benari, 4/10/2013, 5:12 AM

Hizbullah Man Imprisoned Over Israel Plot

A Cyprus court sentenced a member of Hizbullah to four years in prison after he was convicted of plotting to attack Israelis.Arutz Sheva staff, 3/28/2013, 10:30 PM

Bahrain Labels Hizbullah a Terrorist Entity

While the European Union drags its feet on the issue, Bahrain has labeled the Lebanon-based Hizbullah group a terrorist organization.Chana Ya'ar, 3/28/2013, 2:05 PM

Hezbollah Man Found Guilty Over Anti-Israel Plot

Cypriot court convicts self-confessed Hezbollah operative who had been accused of involvement in a plot to attack Israeli interests.Arutz Sheva staff, 3/21/2013, 10:23 PM

Hizbullah Man Tracked Israeli Flights in Cyrpus

A Hizbullah terrorist in Europe was told to track passenger flights from Israel to Cyprus. Still no EU “terrorist” label. Maayana Miskin, 2/22/2013, 12:18 PM

Hizbullah Scanning EU for Jewish Targets

Hizbullah terror operatives are in Europe scanning for area for Jewish targets, according to a source quoted by The New York Times.Chana Ya'ar, 2/21/2013, 12:48 PM

Man on Trial Admits to Being Hizbullah Member

A man on trial in Cyprus admits to being a member of Hizbullah, staking out locations Israelis would frequent.Elad Benari, 2/21/2013, 2:13 AM

Cyprus Gives 'Palestine' Full Diplomatic Status

Cyprus upgrades its relations with the Palestinian Authority to full diplomatic mission status, will open a "Palestinian embassy".Elad Benari, Canada, 2/8/2013, 9:09 PM

More Gas in Cypriot Block 12, Says Noble Energy

Noble Energy officials say they believe there is “a lot more” natural gas than first estimated in the Cypriot Block 12 offshore field.Chana Ya'ar, 10/25/2012, 1:16 PM

Cyprus: Anti-Israel Terror Plot Foiled

Unconfirmed report: 100 grams of powerful explosive caught at Limasol port, may have been meant for tourist ships.Gil Ronen, 10/18/2012, 5:53 PM

Cyprus to Try Terrorist Who Targeted Israelis

A Swedish national of Lebanese descent arrested in Cyprus on suspicion of plotting to attack Israelis will stand trial on September 12.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/28/2012, 2:09 AM

Terrorist Arrested in Cyprus

A man detained on suspicion of planning a terror attack in Cyprus may have targeted Israeli interests.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/14/2012, 1:51 AM

Cyprus Takes Over The Rotating EU Presidency

Small countries that are economically endangered don't usually make successful European presidents.Amiel Ungar, 7/6/2012, 6:30 PM

Israel Denies Turkish Reports as 'Baseless'

Israel denied reports that appeared in the Turkish media that claimed Israel is planning to deploy thousands of troops in Cyprus.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/22/2012, 2:18 PM

Israel to Deploy '20,000 Commandos' to Cyprus?

Israel plans to deploy approximately 20,000 troops in Greek Cyprus to protect its energy projects in the region, Turkish news agency claimsRachel Hirshfeld, 5/21/2012, 1:23 PM

Turkey Accuses Israel of Violating Airspace

Turkey accused Israel on of violating the airspace of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on Monday. Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/17/2012, 11:59 AM

Israel, Cyprus Sign Deal for Electricity Cable

Israel and Cyprus sign an accord to lay an underwater electricity cable between the two countries.Elad Benari, 3/5/2012, 6:15 AM

Israel Considering Placing Aircraft in Cyprus?

Israel is planning to place military aircraft in Cyprus, according to a Cypriot defense website.Elad Benari, 2/8/2012, 5:43 AM

Egypt Fumes Over Israel's Energy Plans

Israel has beaten Egypt to the punch in its bid to connect to the European electrical grid, leaving pundits in Cairo gnashing their teeth.Gabe Kahn., 2/2/2012, 7:15 PM

Netanyahu to Become 1st Israeli PM to Visit Cyprus

PM Binyamin Netanyahu is about to become the first Israeli prime minister to make a state visit to Cyprus.Chana Ya'ar, 1/19/2012, 1:10 PM