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Can Bosnia's Army Save the World?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 12.17.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Soldiers, officers and police that fought against each other two decades earlier are now working together in UN and NATO operations to keep or deliver peace.

Losing the Mediterranean

Endy Zemenides | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Endy Zemenides

The fight against the Islamic State has been the major source of discontent in a difficult U.S. -- Turkey relationship. Yet in trying to get Turkey on board on this front, the U.S. risks a setback for its interests in the larger Eastern Mediterranean region.

Greek And Turkish Cypriots Find Common Ground In Effort To Restore Dilapidated Monastery

Reuters | MICHELE KAMBAS | Posted 11.29.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - On a remote outcrop in divided Cyprus, Greeks and Turks have put aside decades of enmity to restore their shared cultural heritage, batter...

Over 200 Migrants Rescued Off Cyprus' North Coast

AP | Posted 11.23.2014 | World

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An official says 228 migrants, apparently refugees from Syria, have been rescued after their damaged ship drifted for hours i...

Cyprus President: 'We Became The Guinea Pig Of Europe'

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

When Nicos Anastasiades won a landslide victory in the country's February 2013 presidential election, Cyprus was facing its worst financial crisis in...

Why the UN Rejected Turkey's Bid for a Security Council Seat?

Harut Sassounian | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Harut Sassounian

By ignoring all these legitimate reasons for Turkey's failure to win the Security Council seat, Foreign Minister Cavusoglu falsely attributed his country's defeat to its reluctance to abandon "its values for the sake of getting more votes."

25 Of Europe's Banks Fail Stress Test

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business

* 25 of 130 banks fail ECB test as of Dec. 2013 * Most have plugged capital hole, just 10 bln euros still needed * Ital...

Is Turkey Drifting Between ISIS & Putin?

Andreas Akaras | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Andreas Akaras

Until Turkish mainstream political parties fully embrace democratic values, Turkey's future becomes an uncertain one. Turkey may find itself going down the path of Russian style expansionism, or falling prey to religious extremism.

Lebanese Media Flop in Energy Sector Coverage

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.22.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Old habits die hard and Lebanon's media choose the easy route to report on the vitally important, yet misunderstood, energy sector. "Will internation...

11 Countries Near Bankruptcy

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess and Alexander Kent | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business

After years of bitter court battles with creditors, Argentina has defaulted on its debt, according to rating agency Standard & Poor’s. After failing...

How 3 X's Put Mexico's Cozumel Island on the Map

Bob Schulman | Posted 09.13.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

The first "X": You don't run across many islands with their own goddess. One is Cyprus, the home of the Greek love goddess Aphrodite. Another is Cozumel, a spot on the Mexican Caribbean where the Maya goddess Ixchel doled out love, fertility and lots of offspring.

Srebrenica Forgiveness!!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Every year we commemorate the genocide, we expect that those who betrayed Srebrenica might this time ask for forgiveness from the survivors. Instead, much of Europe appears inclined to forget Srebrenica and punish all Bosnian & Herzegovinians ("BiH") for reminding it of its collective failure to prevent the genocide.

'It's Hell Out There... But Paradise Here in Cuba'

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.02.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Yesterday on the bus, with the summer heat and after the long wait at the stop, two men commented loudly on their annoyance. "This sure doesn't happen in Cyprus!" one said to the other, and laughter rang out all over the bus.

Homosexuality Slammed As 'The Human Being's Fall From Grace' Ahead Of City's Debut Pride Parade

AP | MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 06.02.2014 | Gay Voices

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Several thousand people turned out for Cyprus' first gay pride parade on Saturday, exceeding the expectations of organizers w...

Gay Actor Challenges Church To 'Recognize The Natural, Unthreatening Nature Of Homosexuality'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.22.2014 | Gay Voices

British actor Stephen Fry has come out in support of Cyprus's first gay pride parade after a Christian group vowed to demonstrate and the church voice...

Officials Respond With 'Concern And Grief' After City Announces First Gay Pride Festival

AP | Posted 06.19.2014 | Gay Voices

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' Orthodox Christian Church lashed out against homosexuality Thursday after activists announced the country's first gay...

Cyprus: I'm Obsessed and You Would Be Too! (Photos)

Stephanie Be | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

I'd like to apologize to everyone who has ever asked me for a recommendation on where to go. You see, I hadn't been to Cyprus, and surely, the answer should almost always be Cyprus.

Leading Figure Of Islam's Sufi Branch Dies In Cyprus

AP | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Sheikh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Qubrusi al-Haqqani, a leading figure of Sufism, the mystical branch of the Islamic faith, has d...

Astoria Characters: The Forgotten Hero

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.06.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Nick is the guy who made headlines as the Hard-Hat Hero in October 1996 when he risked his life to save a woman and her son and granddaughter from a crane's crashing boom at a Harlem construction site.

An Extraordinary Interfaith Moment In Cyprus Brings Hope

AP | MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 04.19.2014 | Religion

FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus (AP) — An unexpected moment during the Good Friday service in a long-abandoned church in Cyprus' breakaway north illustrated how r...

Joe Biden And Greek Leader Discuss Economy And Ukraine

AP | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has discussed Greece's economic future and the situation in Ukraine with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Sam...

Time Traveling in Cyprus for Less Than $2

Katie Belle | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
Katie Belle

Who needs a time machine when you've got $2 in your pocket? Not us, that's for sure. My little girl is learning about the Romans at school, so during our summer holiday in Paphos I'd promised her we could go back to the 2nd century AD (well, sort of...)

Forty Years Later, Cyprus Ghost Town May Become Model City

AP | MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

DERYNEIA, Cyprus (AP) — Time virtually stopped in 1974 for the Mediterranean tourist playground of Varosha. When Turkey invaded Cyprus in the wake o...

Cyprus Broadcasts 'Wrong President' New Year's Message

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.04.2014 | World

Cyprus's state broadcaster apologised on Thursday for transmitting the wrong presidential New Year message on December 31 and said an investigation ha...

Astoria Characters: The Family Who Lives Above the Store

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.02.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The glass door to Astoria Carpet stands wide open in welcome. Eleanor Kazas is watching the people pass by, but she won't be doing this for long. Today, and every day, she has a lot of orders to tend to.