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

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.15.2014 | 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 07.11.2014 | 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 07.03.2014 | 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.

Peace Signs Created Including Nuclear Stainless Core Metal From Decommissioned Nuclear Missiles

Lin Evola | Posted 12.21.2013 | Arts
Lin Evola

Artist: Lin Evola Managing Principal, Rêverie Arts Gallery: Derek Cabaniss Photo credit: Reagan D. Pufall ""1962 No. 2" | 30" x 22" | wat...

First Ever Direct Flight From Turkey to Cyprus, in My Lifetime

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Alparslan Akkuş

Turkey and Greece and Cypriots have to make a decision and either continue their nonsense political dissidence or immediately start the negotiations to give way to a united Cyprus.

Knock, Knock, Knocking on the Union's Door, for Half a Century

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 11.24.2013 | World
Alparslan Akkuş

While Turkey was knocking on the European Union's door for half a century, the world and so the EU has changed dramatically.

Another Nation Protests Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law

AP | Posted 09.03.2013 | Gay Voices

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- About a dozen gay rights supporters carried placards and chanted slogans outside the Russian Embassy in Cyprus' capital to protest ...

In Cyprus Merging Sea and Sky

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 09.15.2013 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

It is said that when Aphrodite stepped from the sea foam onto the shore at Pafos, the locals welcomed her with open arms. When you visit Cyprus and are greeted with kopiste! (come join us), I think you'll feel just as the goddess did....most welcome.

Medieval Feces, Seriously

Tony Phillips | Posted 08.26.2013 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

Cyprus, as you might know, is a country strangled by debt, struggling beneath the heel of the austere European boot. Cyprus can't pay its trash collectors, but someone has the funds to send researchers there to dig up the contents of a 12th Century latrine.

Crusaders' Poop Puts Medieval Life In Unflattering Light

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 06.19.2013 | Science

Intestinal parasites have been found lurking in ancient poop in the toilet of a medieval castle in western Cyprus, scientists report. The findings p...

Is Russia Pivoting to Turkey?

Shai Franklin | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Shai Franklin

Recent developments and atmospherics may presage closer cooperation between Russia and Turkey, and probably with some intent.

The Islamic Menace of Turkey

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The current protests in Turkey may have a beneficial effect in diminishing the Islamic fervor of the Turkish government. But judging Turkey just on its recent history, the expectations for a more civilized Turkey may be premature.

The Money King Is Ruling: Long Live That Forgotten King of Solitude

Efterpie Araouzou | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Efterpie Araouzou

Probably the island that suffered the most conquests in the history of the world, Cyprus has been once more attacked by another mighty ruler: The King of Money.