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Cyprus Elects First Female Parliamentary Speaker

Cyprus Elects First Female Parliamentary Speaker

The Cypriot parliament elected its first female speaker on Thursday, handing the role to 35-year-old Annita Demetriou, a member of the governing conservative Democratic Rally party. Demetriou received backing from the centrist Democratic Front and from ELAM, a far-right party that almost doubled its standing in a parliamentary election last month. As speaker of the […]

Cyprus remands suspected hijacker who wanted to see ex-wife

Cyprus remands suspected hijacker who wanted to see ex-wife

An Egyptian man accused of hijacking a passenger plane and diverting it to Cyprus has told police he acted because he wanted to see his estranged wife and children, saying “what should one do?”. The suspect, whom Cypriot and Egyptian authorities have identified as Seif Eldin Mustafa, 59, surrendered on Tuesday after commandeering a domestic […]

Hijacked Egyptian Passenger Plane Lands in Cyprus

Hijacked Egyptian Passenger Plane Lands in Cyprus

A hijacked passenger plane from Egypt with approximately 80 people on board has landed at Larnaka International Airport on the island of Cyprus, police told Cyprus state broadcaster RIK on Tuesday. The captain of the Egyptian plane told Egyptian air traffic control that his aircraft had been hijacked, officials in the country’s Civil Aviation Ministry […]