Cyprus is marketing itself as a relatively safe holiday destination in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, with a transmission rate below one and a very low mortality rate.
Dairy farmers on Cyprus refer to Halloumi as "white gold.” The salty, rubbery cheese made from goats' and sheep's milk and prized for its ability to withstand a grill without melting is the country's leading export.
The holiday island of Cyprus had hoped British tourists would give a badly-needed boost to its pandemic-hit tourism sector, but only a trickle of sun-seekers have arrived.
Many people think Cyprus has no corals, says marine ecologist Louis Hadjiannou. If climate change and coastal development continue unabated, he fears, they may soon be right.
People of Cyprus cultivate beautiful aromatic plants using their strong historical background, to lure tourists. With a botanical status that dates back to ancient Roman times, Cyprus has some incredible lavender, basil and rose plants that leave a mesmerizing aura to where they’re cultivated.
Cypriot free divers George Argyriou and Valeriu Nuta gave CPR to resuscitate a juvenile green turtle (Chelonia mydas) after they found it trapped in a net underwater at Limnara Beach, in the Cypriot port town of Ayia Napa.
The earthquake struck minutes after 01:00 GMT in the early hours of the morning and was felt in southern Turkey, Israel, Egypt and the Greek islands of Crete and Rhodes, the broadcaster reported.
Last year the US State Department downgraded Cyprus in its annual Trafficking in Persons Report from Tier 1, the highest ranking, to Tier 2, citing problems including protracted court proceedings and a lack of convictions.
The JRCC said that in one operation, it responded to a distress call for an 18-metre boat with more than 300 people on board, which was drifting about 110 nautical miles off the west coast, reports Xinhua news agency.
The United Nations has scolded Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia for failing to tackle climate change, pollution, and environmental degradation in a critical assessment of efforts over the past 30 years. The assessment was presented at the three-day 9th International Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference which met