Portrait of Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, c. 1500, by Gentile Bellini.
One of the most significant woman of Venice’s golden age, Cornaro was an important figure in Renaissance politics, diplomacy and arts.
Decades of top-level talks have failed to produce a solution. So why not get citizens involved?
Trump and Merkel: Friends, foes or frenemies?
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
The president, who called the European Union a 'foe' following a series of meetings in Europe, may not realize just how much Americans have gained from their relationship with Europe.
No desire to return to the borders of the past.
Other EU countries have flexible legal arrangements for their own special territories – something similar for Northern Ireland is not impossible.
Turkish ships on patrol.
The prospect of gas wealth has been escalating old rivalries and disputes between Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and Greece.
The UN buffer zone in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Divided by military force for decades, many Cypriots have lost their zeal for unification – but more than a few are still hopeful.
Deal or no deal?
Publishing plans for a no-deal Brexit will not help the UK's negotiating position.
Detail from Rowan Conroy, Paphos Theatre Full Moon, April 2006.
Archaeologists have a long tradition of taking artists along on their expeditions. A new exhibition in Cyprus aims to revive the practice.
The cryptocurrency is now starting to challenge gold as the investment of choice.
Another 'last chance' has been missed. But while talks disintegrate, islanders are just getting on with peace in practice.
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The island's leaders are meeting in Geneva to discuss the prospect of reunification. Here's what is on the negotiating table.
Greek and Turkish Cypriots may get to vote again on whether to end 40 years of division.
Troubled towers: the HQ in Frankfurt.
If Berlin doesn't apply divisive rules that inflict pain on savers, expect cries of double standards from southern Europe.
A tourist takes pictures of a peace sign near the UN-controlled buffer zone in Nicosia.
Referendums are not only divisive as tools of political democracy, they also turn everyday life into a new challenge.
Cyprus is successfully exiting its bailout at the end of March after three years.
For 20 years archaeologists from the university have been working in Cyprus.
University of Sydney Paphos excavation project.
One of the by-products of field projects working in the same area over a prolonged period of time is the realisation that the team makes an enduring contribution to the local community.
Pensioners protest in Nicosia.
The nightmare for Cyprus started in March 2013. The country’s banking sector faced a sudden squeeze. The two biggest players – Bank of Cyprus and Marfin Laiki Bank – were in danger of a collapse which…
All pain and no gain in post-euro Cyprus.
More than two years after the Republic of Cyprus entered the eurozone crisis, little has changed. Those responsible for the banking scandals that necessitated a bail-out from the Troika have not yet been…
Nargono-Karabakh. They’ve got landmarks but no domain name.
What is the quickest route to international recognition? Aspiring states may try to ally themselves with a great power, lobby national governments, or even try to enlist the support of celebrities, which…
A deal to help Cyprus raise €7 billion to qualify for another €10 billion bailout from the EU and IMF has been agreed to, but investors will feel the pain.
Uninsured savings over €100,000 deposited in a troubled Cypriot bank may be subject to a new levy, under a deal reached to save the Cyprus banking system. The European Union (EU) finance ministers, the…