x

Society

Cyprus OK’s Russian Warplane Use

NICOSIA – Russian warplanes returning from strikes against ISIS in Syria will be allowed to land at Cypriot airports in emergency situations.

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said an agreement is being worked out similar to those reached with France, which is also striking ISIS and whose fighter jets can land on Cyprus if needed.

Kasoulides said Cyprus was bound by international law to grant such access in cases of emergency and humanitarian crisis.

He said the agreement with Russia will also permit use of Cypriot facilities to ease the possible evacuation of Russian nationals from neighboring countries.

Cyprus’ easternmost tip is less than 160 kilometers from the Syrian coast.

Britain is conducting air strikes from its air base on Cyprus against Islamic State group targets in Syria and Iraq.

RELATED

NICOSIA - Six years after Cyprus approved cremation, the country's first crematorium is due to start use by 2024 after applications for its construction were approved by the environment department.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

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.

Video

After Amazon, Google’s First Cloud Region Coming to Greece

ATHENS - Despite having a costly Internet that’s the slowest in the European Union, Greece is continuing to attract high-tech giants, with Alphabet’s Google planning to create its first cloud region in the country.

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.