x

Society

Cyprus Says it Could Send More Light Arms to Iraqi Kurds

November 11, 2017

NICOSIA (AP) — Cyprus’ foreign minister says the island nation could send more light arms and ammunition it no longer needs to Iraqi Kurds to assist in their fight against the Islamic State group.

Ioannis Kasoulides said Friday that Cyprus has already dispatched two shipments of Serb-made Zastava assault rifles and ammunition to Kurdish fighters, delivered by U.S. authorities.

Kasoulides says any further assistance would be sent in consultation with Cyprus’ partners in the anti-IS coalition. He notes that Cyprus fully supports Iraq’s territorial integrity.

Cyprus’ top diplomat says France helped to deliver unused Cypriot light arms and ammunition to Lebanon’s armed forces to thwart attacks from extremist groups on its northern border. Jordan received similar assistance.

RELATED

NICOSIA — The governments of eight European Union member states said Friday the situation in Syria should be re-evaluated to allow for the voluntary return of Syrian refugees back to their homeland.

Top Stories

Columnists

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

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

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip — An Israeli airstrike killed 20 people in central Gaza, mostly women and children, and fighting raged across the north on Sunday as Israel's leaders aired divisions over who should govern Gaza after the war, now in its eighth month.

PARAMUS, NJ – There was a large turnout for the annual festival of the community of St.

DALLAS  — Former President Donald Trump urged gun owners to vote in the 2024 election as he addressed thousands of members of the National Rifle Association, which officially endorsed him just before Trump took the stage at their annual meeting in Texas on Saturday.

DALLAS  — A smiling Luka Doncic pumped his fist as he settled in next to Kyrie Irving to answer questions about the Dallas Mavericks advancing to the Western Conference finals for the second time in three seasons.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

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