December 14, 1985 |
A Briton and two Palestinians were convicted Friday of murdering three Israelis aboard a yacht in a Cyprus marina last September, and sentenced to life in prison. Briton Ian Michael Davison and Palestinians Khaled Abdel Kader Khatib and Abdel Hakim Saado Khalifa stood silent and grim-faced as Judge Yannakis Poyadjis read the sentence. Earlier they had vowed to fight on and proclaimed, "Revolution till victory."
December 3, 1985 |
A Briton accused along with two Arabs of murdering three Israelis on a yacht said he is "totally happy" that he did something for the Palestinian struggle, a police statement read in court today said. Ian Michael Davison, a 27-year-old carpenter from South Shields, England, and the two Arabs are accused of killing two Israeli men and an Israeli woman aboard a small yacht in the Larnaca marina in south Cyprus on Sept. 25.
September 6, 1986 |
The hijackers who commandeered the Pan American World Airways jetliner in Karachi on Friday apparently had hoped to obtain the release of comrades held in Cypriot prisons. Cyprus authorities said the government has received no precise account of the hijackers' demands. But news accounts from Karachi said the hijackers told Pakistani officials and passengers they were seeking the release of unnamed "friends" from jails in Cyprus.
March 22, 2013 |
MOSCOW - Flights from snow-covered Russia to sunny Cyprus may be packed, but these days many of the passengers are bank account owners looking to pull their money out of the financially crippled island, not vacationers. Russians own about a third of the $88 billion in deposits in Cyprus, which on Friday was operating under a European Central Bank warning to come up with $7.5 billion by Monday to qualify for a financial bailout. The financial mess has spooked many Russians - one proposal called for levies of up to 10% on bank deposits - at a time when Cyprus hopes Moscow will come through with financial assistance to help keep the country from falling into default.
January 20, 1987 |
Israeli gunboats intercepted a Cypriot ferry called the Sunny Boat earlier this month as it sailed between the port of Larnaca and the Lebanese city of Juniyah. The Israelis said the interception, and one the following day involving another Cypriot ferry, was designed to stop the flow of Palestinian guerrillas from Cyprus to Lebanon through Christian-controlled areas north of Beirut.
August 23, 1986 |
A Larnaca court ordered a Lebanese passport holder caught last week carrying 18 grenades and an automatic pistol with a silencer be kept in jail for eight more days pending further investigation. Amin Zarour Sleiman was arrested in Larnaca on Aug. 14, carrying grenades and pistol in a suitcase.