Canadian Afghan Vets In Cyprus

CHLORAKAS, Cyprus — The last 84 Canadian soldiers out of Afghanistan have arrived in Cyprus for some rest and relaxation before catching a flight back home.

Canada has ended its 12-year mission in Afghanistan. The rest period known as “decompression” has been condensed to 36 hours from three or four days.

Greeting the troops as they arrived at a seaside hotel early March 16 was Canada’s Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino, who thanked them for their service.

Joining Fantino were veteran Canadian peacekeepers who are on the east Mediterranean island to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus. It’s the longest-serving force of its kind.

Some 25,000 Canadian troops have served on the war-divided island over 30 years


ΝΙCOSIA - Responding to a rise in COVID-19 cases after allowing in hordes of tourists, Cyprus' government ordered face masks be worn at indoor gathering spots, a month after ending the requirement.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.


New Evacuations for Communities Near California Forest Fire

JACKSON, Calif. — Evacuation orders were expanded Tuesday for remote California communities near a wildfire that may have been sparked by fireworks or a barbecue on the Fourth of July in a mountainous region that's a top tourism destination.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.