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Jihadists Arrested in Cyprus - Intelligence Service

Authorities are on full alert after the intelligence service arrested 10 jihadists who used a Cyprus airport to travel from European countries to Iraq and Syria, reports Simerini newspaper, citing the head of the service Andreas Pentaras.

President Anastasiades Meets US Sec. State John Kerry

cyprus news john kerry anastasiadesPresident Nicos Anastasiades, who is visiting New York to address the UN, met with US Secretary of State John Kerry, and discussed the Cyprus problem and the island's regional role.

“It was a totally productive and useful meeting during which the focus was on the new phase of the process to resolve the Cyprus problem and the need for a more active involvement and exertion of pressure towards the country, which can influence so as to have catalytic developments,” said Mr. Anastasiades.

The Week Video News 21-29 September, 2014

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Core Issues Targeted in Next Phase of Peace Talks, UN Envoy Calls for Win-Win

The toughest issues in the Cyprus problem are to be tackled by the Greek-and-Turkish Cypriot negotiators, according to information from Cyprus' leaders and the United Nations.

Govt. Denies Plan To Tax Pension Benefits, Amid Teacher Strike

The government has no intention to tax the lump sum received by government employees at the end of their careers, said government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides, amid a one-day strike by primary school teachers.

Jazz in Cyprus - Interview with Saxophonist Chris Byars

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The third interview in our series on Jazz in Cyprus is with US saxophonist Chris Byars, who is extremely involved in the scene here, helping musicians to develop their music education, careers and confidence.

Egypt Ratifies Exclusive Economic Zone Deal with Cyprus

The government has welcomed the ratification of an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) agreement with Egypt, smoothing the way for the exploitation of oil and gas in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, according to information from government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides.

Rising Golf Champ Raises 13,111 Euros for Charity

cyprus golfTwelve-year-old junior golfer Nikolas Pitiris, member of the Cyprus National Junior Golf Team (U18) of the Cyprus Golf Federation and Ambassador of the Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF) for the program “Our Children Matter” received the award “Together Through Life” which is PASYKAF’s top honor for individuals who make an impact to the organization.

The award was presented to Nikolas by PASYKAF’s General Manager Nicolas Philippou during the award ceremony of the 2nd Junior Charity Golf Tournament “Our Children Matter” which was held at Minthis Hills Golf Club.

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