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Pope Francis arrives in Cyprus for landmark trip

Independent online (SA) 02 Dec 2021
NicosiaPope Francis arrived on the divided island of Cyprus on Thursday as part of a landmark trip to push two of his priorities ... The pope's first stop after landing Thursday will be the Maronite Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace in Nicosia ... Eroula Pavlido, 80, a Greek Orthodox Cypriot, said she was looking forward to seeing the pope in Nicosia.
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Pope Francis heads to migrant frontline Cyprus

Urdu Point 02 Dec 2021
Nicosia, Dec 2 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Dec, 2021 ) .Pope Francis arrives on the divided island of Cyprus Thursday as part of a landmark trip to push two of his priorities ... The pope's first stop after landing at 3.00 pm (1300 GMT) will be the Maronite Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace in Nicosia.
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Migration crisis on agenda as Pope Francis begins surprise visit to Cyprus

The Irish Times 01 Dec 2021
More than 7,000 free tickets have been given out for Friday’s papal Mass in the football stadium on the edge of Nicosia, the Cypriot capital ... Ahead of the pope’s visit, the Cyprus government leased land in Nicosia for the construction of a Vatican embassy.
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With migrants in mind, Pope Francis visits divided Cyprus

Union Leader 30 Nov 2021
NICOSIA - Pope Francis visits Cyprus this week to lend his support to a conflict-riven island now on the front line of a new migratory route for people fleeing their countries for Europe. In central Nicosia, nothing tells the story of an influx in arrivals more than the small courtyard area outside the Church of the Holy Cross.
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With migrants in mind, Pope Francis visits Cyprus

FX Empire 30 Nov 2021
NICOSIA (Reuters) – Pope Francis visits Cyprus this week to lend his support to a conflict-riven island now on the front line of a new migratory route for people fleeing their countries for Europe. In central Nicosia, nothing tells the story of an influx in arrivals more than the small courtyard area outside the Church of the Holy Cross.
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Divided island: Five things to know about Cyprus

Urdu Point 30 Nov 2021
But the pope's plane will not land in Nicosia, because when the island was divided by conflict in 1974, its international airport stood on the frontline and now lies behind barbed wire in a "Green Line" buffer zone patrolled by UN peacekeepers ... Pope Francis will also hold prayers with migrants in the Catholic Holy Cross church in Nicosia.
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48 Years Ago A KLM Boeing 747 Was Hijacked Over Iraq

Simple Flying 25 Nov 2021
They then asked that the flight could head back towards Europe, aiming to land in Nicosia, Cyprus ... This prompted them to alter the course back towards Iraq, where they demanded to be allowed to land in Baghdad ... Following these rejected landings, the aircraft was eventually permitted to land in Dubai, UAE as it was running low on fuel.
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Australian donation to help group plant 300k trees in Nicosia

Greek City Times 13 Aug 2021
Thanks to the sponsorship they provided us, but also the donation of land in the area of Flasou in Nicosia district by volunteers, who were already actively involved in our activities, this goal will be achieved very soon.” ... The Nicosia-based organisation cooperates with various public and private bodies such as universities and schools.
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Cyprus Police Charge Smoker Who Slapped Flight Attendant

The National Herald 11 Aug 2021
NICOSIA -- In another example of air rage – although this time after a plane landed and not about COVID masks – police on Cyprus charged a man who refused to put out a cigarette with attacking a flight ...
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Israel: Ties with Cyprus, Greece going strong after Herzog-Erdogan call

The Jerusalem Post 21 Jul 2021
Erdogan spoke of peace talks with Cyprus based on "two states," in a speech given hours earlier in the divided Cypriot capital of Nicosia. Turkish Cypriots recently reopened Varosha, a resort that became a no-man's-land after Turkey invaded the ethnically-divided Mediterranean Island in 1974.  ... .
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Israeli soccer raring to get back on pitch

The Jerusalem Post 21 Jan 2021
Israeli sports are back in business this weekend after a two-week break due to the nationwide lockdown ... current campaign for APOEL Nicosia in Cyprus ... After only nine games for APOEL Nicosia, the Portuguese defender will make his way back to the Holy Land to the delight of fans and management alike as the yellow-and-blue looks ... Raymond Atteveld ... place ... .
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As Turks Frolic On Abandoned Varosha Resort Beach, Unity Hopes Slide Away

The National Herald 02 Nov 2020
NICOSIA -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's decision to reopen a beach in the abandoned once-famous resort of Varosha on the occupied side of Cyprus got elected a hardliner leader he backed but is seeing hopes to reunify the island divided by an unlawful 1974 Turkish invasion just about gone.
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Iranian asylum seeker stuck in limbo on divided Cyprus

Arab News 27 Sep 2020
NICOSIA ... His tent is pitched between two checkpoints in western Nicosia, among the weeds outside an abandoned house in the quasi-“no man’s land” that separates the northern and southern parts of Cyprus, which has been divided since 1974 ... of land that divides the two territories.
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Boat with 51 migrants arrives in Cyprus

The Star 05 Sep 2020
NICOSIA, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- A boat with 51 migrants landed on the east coast of Cyprus on Saturday, adding to the scores of new arrivals on the Mediterranean island, police said ... .
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Black September - The story of the other 9/11

The Jerusalem Post 03 Sep 2020
When the jet landed, the hijackers identified themselves as PFLP and told the passengers they were in a “friendly country,” Jordan ... When we landed in Nicosia, someone from the American Consulate lectured us about the suffering of the Palestinians.
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