Michele Kambas

Cyprus' plan to strip citizenship stalls in legal vacuum

11 Feb 2020

ATHENS A legal technicality has led Cyprus to temporarily halt a process to strip citizenship from 26 individuals who benefited from a secretive passports-for-investment scheme, lawmakers said on Monday.

British teen to appeal Cyprus conviction over gang rape allegation

07 Jan 2020

PARALIMNI, Cyprus A British teenager will appeal against her conviction in Cyprus over a withdrawn allegation of gang rape, her lawyers said on Tuesday, as the British government said it had raised numerous concerns about her treatment with Cypriot authorities. | Video

Explainer: Turkey-Libya maritime deal rattles East Mediterranean

25 Dec 2019

LONDON/ANKARA/ATHENS Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible ceasefire in neighbouring Libya, where Ankara supports the internationally recognised government.

Greece to expel Libyan ambassador over Turkey-Libya accord

06 Dec 2019

ATHENS Greece said on Friday it was expelling the Libyan ambassador, angered by an accord between Libya and Turkey signed on Nov. 27 that maps out a sea boundary between the two countries close to the Greek island of Crete.

Cyprus petitions The Hague to safeguard offshore rights

06 Dec 2019

ATHENS Cyprus has petitioned the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to safeguard its offshore mineral rights, its president said on Thursday, upping the ante with neighbour Turkey which disputes its claims.

Love your clothes and pass them on, says Vogue supremo Wintour

28 Nov 2019

ATHENS Clothes should be cherished, re-worn and even passed on to the next generation, Anna Wintour, the influential editor of Vogue magazine said, calling for more sustainability in the fashion world and less of a throwaway culture. | Video

Struggling with influx, Greece gets tough with asylum seekers

20 Nov 2019

ATHENS Greece will shut overcrowded refugee camps on its outlying islands and replace them with more restrictive holding centres, in a marked hardening of the stance towards asylum seekers from the country on the frontline of Europe's migration crisis.

Cyprus plans to strip citizenships after uproar over passports

06 Nov 2019

ATHENS Cyprus said on Wednesday that it had started a process to strip 26 individuals of citizenship they received under a secretive passports-for-investment scheme, admitting it had flaws.

Rights groups attack Greece on asylum plan, PM says burden is heavy

29 Oct 2019

ATHENS Human rights groups urged Greece on Tuesday to scrap plans they say will restrict access to protection for asylum seekers as the government said the burden of dealing with an influx of migrants was getting too heavy to bear.

Cyprus to probe how Cambodian elite obtained EU passports

23 Oct 2019

ATHENS Cyprus said on Wednesday it would investigate the circumstances under which relatives of Cambodia's prime minister were granted citizenship and did not rule out revoking passports if necessary.

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