A rogues' gallery of 11 fugitives suspected of crimes including drug smuggling and fraud thought to be hiding in Cyprus has been published.Read the full story ›
Two RAF jets have been scrambled from their base in Cyprus to urgently investigate Syrian planes that had crossed into international airspace, it has emerged.
The Ministry of Defence have confirmed that unidentified planes legally crossed into Cypriot skies from the east of the country last Monday.
It is understood the behaviour of the aircraft raised suspicions at RAF Akrotiri, less than 200 miles from Syria, prompting the rapid response.
The aircraft retreated before any action was taken.
The six RAF Typhoon jets sent to Cyprus have arrived on the island, as tensions continue to increase over Syria.
Six RAF Typhoon jets have been deployed to Cyprus to protect British sovereign bases, the Ministry of Defence said.
A British tourist has been jailed for the manslaughter of a British soldier in Cyprus. 19-year-old David Lee Collins from Manchester was stabbed to death during a fight in Ayia Napa last year November.
Mohammed Abdulkadir Osman admitted manslaughter and has been sent to prison for eight years. Collins served with 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and was killed the day before he was due to fly out to Afghanistan.
Cypriot Finance Minister Michalis Sarris has resigned
Around 15,000 savers in the UK arm of stricken Cypriot bank Laiki will see their deposits protected under British rules and will escape the Cyprus banking levy.
The Bank of England's new City watchdog, the Prudential Regulation Authority says around £270 million in deposits from Laiki Bank UK had been transferred to Bank of Cyprus UK. It will come under the UK compensation scheme, guaranteeing up to £85,000 per saver.
Customers, including those with current accounts in credit, will not be hit by any Cypriot levy on their accounts - potentially as high as 60% for large depositors - after the transfer and will be able to access their accounts as normal.
Thousands of people have attended a concert in Cyprus in a bid to help those struggling as a result of the country's financial crisis.Read the full story ›
Bank of Cyprus savers with over 100,000 euros could take losses of up to 60 percent, an official from the bank told the Associated Press.
The Central Bank of Cyprus has eased some of the restrictions imposed on customers.
The bank will now allow debit and credit cards to be used normally for domestic payments, although curbs on card purchases abroad are still in place.
The central bank said it would review the limits on a daily basis.