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Rescuing cultural heritage

Rescuing cultural heritage

The interfaith and intercultural dialogue is meant to increase our understanding, our appreciation and our respect for other faiths and enhance our sensitivity towards the cultures and beliefs of other peoples with different religious and cultural backgrounds. This in turn facilitates dialogue and dialogue builds bridges and opens avenues of communication between peoples, bringing us

UN hosts regional conference in Cyprus against religious violence

The United Nations Special Rapporteur, Heiner Bielefeldt, will be holding a inter-religious regional debate ‘Broadening Cross-Boundary Communications,’ in Cyprus from October 7 to 8, with the aim of building trust through communication. Heiner Bielefeldt, will join religious leaders, lawmakers and human rights defenders from the broader Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to discuss

A gesture of good will

Foreign diplomats, political analysts and commentators were all asking the same question. Why Nicos Anastasiades waited to go to America for the UN General Assembly to talk repeatedly about the need for Turkey to prove, with certain actions, its stated willingness to solve the Cyprus problem. Some diplomats even said that Anastasiades should not talk

We need to clarify ‘current user’

There is no doubt that property is the most complicated of the Cyprus issue chapters on reunification and that progress or non- progress during its discussion will determine to a large extent the prospects of an agreed solution. According to the agreement of the two leaders announced on July 27, 2015, “dispossessed owners and current

Record numbers for Stelios Bi-Communal Awards

The number of applications for this year’s edition of the Stelios Bi-Communal Awards 2015 has quadrupled, according to organisers. The deadline for applications was midnight September 15, with a total of 116 entries submitted. This remarkable record number was confirmed in an announcement made on Wednesday. The grants, an idea belonging to easyJet founder Stelios

Fear factor at work over the property issue

Ever since the two leaders – Mustafa Akinci and Nicos Anastasiades – started discussing the topic of property little over a month ago, Turkish Cypriots have come under a heavy bombardment of disinformation and speculation. Fabricated maps showing an exorbitant amount of territory being given to a future Greek Cypriot constituent state, rumours that all

Property to unravel deal

Greek and Turkish Cypriot negotiators have been instructed to pull out all the stops to define criteria that would provide a base for settling the property aspect of the Cyprus problem. Government sources told the Cyprus Weekly that leaders Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci, during their meeting on September 1, agreed to almost all property

EU ready to contribute to Cyprus problem

The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker, expressed a ‘desire and a readiness to actively cooperate in the Cyprus problem’ according to a statement released on Tuesday. Junker and the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades spoke of the Cyprus problem during a long telephone conversation on Tuesday afternoon. Read the rest on: http://in-cyprus.com/eu-ready-to-contribute-to-cyprus-problem/