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... Cross has been posthumously awarded to the family of Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Collier who was shot dead by a terrorist in 1958 during the Cyprus Emergency. The sterling silver cross is awarded to the family of servicemen and women who have died on active service since the Second World War.
The German chancellor praised Turkey's efforts for more than three million refugees who fled Syria's civil war. “Turkey has done a great job for refugees,” she said, stressing that the EU remains committed to the refugee agreement with Turkey, including its financial commitments. Concerning the EU's ...

The Syrian army and rebel groups engaged in fierce battles early on Sunday on a critical front in eastern Ghouta where government advances have in effect splintered the insurgent enclave into three, a war monitor said. More than 1,100 civilians have been killed in the onslaught on the biggest rebel ...
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A trade war between Europe and the United States can still be averted, German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said on Saturday, adding she hoped that talks in Brussels this weekend could help to prevent an escalation. US President Donald Trump set import tariffs on Thursday of 25 per cent on steel ...
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would work with France to tackle pressing issues such as trade policy, the war in Syria and competition with China after the Social Democrats (SPD) approved joining a coalition with her conservatives. Merkel welcomed the vote by a clear majority of SPD ...

The Dow and S&P 500 fell on Friday and were on track for weekly losses as investor anxiety built over a possible global trade war following President Donald Trump's threat to impose import tariffs on steel and aluminum. Europe has drawn up a list of U.S. products from bourbon to Harley Davidson ...
Syrian government forces aim to advance into the eastern Ghouta region one “bite” at a time, a pro-government commander said on Friday, as a war monitor said the army had seized new ground from rebels. In one of the deadliest offensives of the war, government air strikes and bombardment have killed ...
Greece is furious about Turkish attempts to block the prospects of natural gas' drilling around Cyprus. Yet, despite the growing tension between the two countries, going to war does not seem a plausible option, because Turkey is involved in many other issues at this time. Turkey also has close economic ...
Once more the Cyprus government has been caught napping, not having a strategic plan to diffuse Turkey's anticipated provocations; provocations that have now been put into practice. Like modern pirates, Ankara has sent five war ships with one objective; to flex its muscles and stop ENI's gas exploration ...
An employee walks in Eni petrol station at Strovolos area in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Cypriot officials said Turkish warships stopped a renewed attempt by a rig to reach a target southwest of Cyprus where Italian company Eni was scheduled to carry out exploratory drilling for gas.
In an official statement, Egypt warned of any violation of its rights in the eastern Mediterranean region in response to the official Turkish position, which refused to recognize the legality of the agreement between Egypt and Cyprus on the exploitation of natural resources of the two countries' exclusive ...
The Republic of Cyprus says there will be not reunification talks with Turkey until a row over gas exploration is settled, amid growing tension in the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey insists that ... The two countries almost came to war over the rocks, which are home to a few wild goats, in 1996. Greece accuses ...
That would surprise most historians, who say the Cold War ended between the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991. But Berlusconi said it ended in May 2002 at a Nato summit he hosted near Rome attended by US President George W. Bush and Russian President ...
No one was hurt in the collision, which happened near uninhabited Aegean islets over which Turkey and Greece nearly went to war in 1996. ... Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades refrained from direct comment on Erdogan's statements, but said Turkish naval activity should cause no public alarm.
“But the U.S. brought the threat of war to the Korean peninsula with large-scale new sanctions on the DPRK ahead of the Olympics closing ceremony,” the state news agency said, using the initials of the North's ... A blockade by the United States would be considered an act of war, the news agency said.
The flattening of their two-storey home by heavy shelling in June 2015, on the third day of Ramadan, left Mohammed, his wife and their three young children with no option but to flee Syria's long-running war - first to Turkey and then Cyprus. Today, inside the confines of the Kofinou centre, Mohammed ...

The U.N. Security Council on Saturday demanded a 30-day truce across Syria as rescuers in the country's eastern Ghouta region said bombing had not let up long enough for them to count bodies during one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war. Shortly after the unanimous vote by the ...
After all they had acquired sovereignty over Cyprus from the Ottoman Empire in time of war that was only formally renounced by Turkey in the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923, shortly after a war of independence from Greece and her allies. Although initially the British played the game of divide and rule between ...
“But the U.S. brought the threat of war to the Korean peninsula with large-scale new sanctions on the DPRK ahead of the Olympics closing ceremony,” the state news agency said, using the initials of the North's ... A blockade by the United States would be considered an act of war, the news agency said.
The Republic of Cyprus says there will be not reunification talks with Turkey until a row over gas exploration is settled, amid growing tension in the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey insists that ... The two countries almost came to war over the rocks, which are home to a few wild goats, in 1996. Greece accuses ...
"Turkey comes up with such egregious names for its war operations. The one on Cyprus was called a 'peace operation.' The one in Syria is now 'the olive branch operation.' We did see the peace operation. It was bombs and not flowers of peace that rained from jets. Your heroic pilot even bombed a mental ...
Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has made many claims in the course of Italy's rough-and-tumble election campaign, and on Thursday he added another: he was the key architect behind the end of the Cold War. “When I was in government in 2001, I said publicly that I wanted to end the Cold War, ...
Ankara's regional politics and power projections are no longer simply linked to perceived PKK threats (or proxies), but have again been linked to energy assets. Since last week's offshore gas discovery in Cyprus by a Total (NYSE:TOT)-ENI joint venture, Turkey has stepped up its military activity in the area.
Earlier on Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a warning to Greece, the Greek Cypriot administration in southern Cyprus and ... guard boat off a couple of uninhabited islets in the Aegean Sea over which the two NATO allies nearly went to war in 1996, known as Imia/Kardak Crisis.
No one was hurt in the collision, which happened near uninhabited Aegean islets over which Turkey and Greece nearly went to war in 1996. ... Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades refrained from direct comment on Erdogan's statements, but said Turkish naval activity should cause no public alarm.
The two countries have a long history of rivalry, and have thrice come close to war over Aegean rights and Cyprus since 1974. "Opportunistic attempts concerning gas exploration off Cyprus and concerning Aegean islets are not escaping our attentions," Erdogan said. Greece's coast guard said nobody was ...
Even for cold weather warriors hardened by years of winter sports training, the icy chill of South Korea's frigid February has come as a shock to the system in the leadup to this month's Pyeongchang Olympics. Plunging to minus 20 degrees Celsius (-4 Fahrenheit) at night and rarely breaking above freezing ...
Iran is a key ally of the Syrian government in the seven-year civil war and it says it has no intention of withdrawing unless Syria requested it do so. Le Drian also said it looked likely that President Bashar al-Assad's forces were using chlorine gas in their Russian-backed offensive on the rebel-held Idlib ...
UN refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie called on Nato on Wednesday to help stop the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, as the Hollywood star broadened her international efforts to protect women's rights. Jolie, who earlier this week visited a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, made her ...
Last August, a Russian tanker sailed direct from Norway to South Korea through the Arctic Ocean, the first time such a ship had done so without an icebreaker escort. It was a defining moment in the opening up of previously frozen northern trade routes – and it looks to have supercharged an already ...
The Diko party leader, Nikolas Papadopoulos, whose nationalist views are seen as anathema by ethnic Greeks still hoping to unite war-divided Cyprus, trailed with 25.74%. “I know a lot of friends feel bitter and disappointed, so do I,” he said once the results were announced. His failure to make it into the ...
Scientists on Thursday moved ahead by half a minute the symbolicDoomsday Clock, saying the world was at its closest to annihilation since the height of the Cold War due to world leaders' poor response to threats of nuclear war. It was the second occasion the timepiece, created by the Bulletin of the ...
Police on Thursday briefly closed Vyronos Avenue in Nicosia as the National Guard unloaded old armour the outfit had used over the years as part of a decision to found a war museum. The fleet includes a Russian-made T-34 (on the left in photo), the National Guard's main battle tank that saw action ...
A marble bull's head made 2,400 years ago for a Phoenician temple and looted during Lebanon's civil war arrived in Beirut on Friday after American officials found it in the United States and sent it home. The object – along with two partial statues that the United States is also returning – will be displayed in ...
The National Theatre of Northern Greece will present the highly successful performance Gkiak for three performances in Nicosia tomorrow and Saturday. The play is set in the village of Locris in ancient Greece during a wedding. The guests are at the reception and, one by one, they unfold their stories about ...
Auditor-general Odysseas Michaelides previously pointed to problematic clauses in the Cyprus-Greece interstate agreement, where the theoretical, as opposed to real, winnings paid out to winners, are deducted from Opap's annual revenues before the dues to the state are calculated. As a result, the state ...
In a royal decree published by state news media, the king also ordered the payment of 5,000 riyals to military personnel serving at the front lines with Yemen where the kingdom is fighting a nearly three-year-old war. Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, roughly doubled gasoline prices on Monday as ...
Two years after more than a million people entered the EU, mostly fleeing war in the Middle East and poverty in Africa, the IOM recorded 171,635 arrivals by boat in 2017. The 2016 ... Some 21,663 migrants arrived in Spain as of Dec 28 last year, while 1,067 landed in Cyprus, preliminary figures show.
The head of U.S. forces in South Korea warned on Thursday against raising hopes over North Korea's peace overture amid a war of words between the United States and the reclusive North over its nuclear and missile programmes. In a New Year address, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was ...
Another company is deployed at RAF Akrotiri guarding inside and outside the base for the Typhoon and Tornado fighter jets at the sharp end of Britain's war on the Islamic State terror network Op SHADER). Battalion media officer, Captain Sam Payne said: “Whilst deployed in Cyprus in support of Op ...
The eastern Mediterranean is expected to witness the first conflict of 2018, as developments at the end of 2017 are signaling worsening relationships between Turkey and the Greek Cypriot-Greece-Israel-Egypt bloc. Territorial disputes over natural gas and newly discovered hydrocarbon reserves in the ...
The latest U.N. sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade against the country, North Korea's foreign ministry said on Sunday, threatening to punish those who supported the measure. The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on ...
Two American B-1B heavy bombers joined large-scale combat drills over South Korea on Thursday amid warnings from North Korea that the exercises and US threats have made the outbreak of war “an established fact.” The annual US-South Korean “Vigilant Ace” exercises feature 230 aircraft, including ...
In an official statement, Egypt warned of any violation of its rights in the eastern Mediterranean region in response to the official Turkish position, which refused to recognize the legality of the agreement between Egypt and Cyprus on the exploitation of natural resources of the two countries' exclusive ...
Hamas and Fatah fought a short civil war in Gaza in 2007 and since then Hamas has governed the small coastal enclave. Numerous attempts ...
Cyprus 'selling' EU citizenship to super rich of Russia and Ukraine ... US diplomatic cable as a “poster boy for corruption” in war-torn Syria.
Ammar Hammasho had been a worker in Cyprus before returning to Syria in ... Hammasho, who is from the war-ravaged Idlib region, fell to his ...
Apart for a Year, Syrian Family Shares Kisses Through Cyprus Fence ... Hammasho, who is from the war-ravaged Idlib region, fell to his knees ...
Russia accused the West on Thursday of “whipping up hysteria” over large-scale military exercises currently underway in eastern Europe and ...


 

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