Cyprus is the third biggest island in the Mediterranean. It's known as the birthplace of Aphrodite in Greek mythology. Swimming around her rock is believed to secure an eternal love. It's also the site of a ship wreck.
Cyprus desperately needs the EU's assistance to deal with the influx of migrants. Those already there are facing atrocious conditions while they wait for their applications to be processed.
Washington says the vessel, which was detained by Gibraltar for six weeks, is "blocked property" under anti-terrorism laws. Its next destination is a mystery after Turkey and Lebanon denied it was heading their way.
A storm may be brewing off the coast of Cyprus in the Mediterrenean Sea: Turkey has sent two drilling ships to waters claimed by Cyprus and the EU has announced sanctions. DW takes a look at how the situation escalated.
The East Mediterranean gas project is often described as an explosive geopolitical initiative that's not without a number of hidden agendas. Sergio Matalucci looks at what's behind the current debates in the region.
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