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January 4, 1987 | From Reuters
An Israeli gunboat stopped a Cypriot passenger ferry bound for the Lebanese port of Juniyah on Saturday, despite a protest from Cyprus after a similar incident Friday, port officials said. The Empress was stopped off the Lebanese coast, officials in Juniyah said but was allowed to proceed after the gunboat's captain was told that only crewmen were aboard.
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March 22, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
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.
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February 25, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
An unidentified warship Saturday shot up a seagoing ferry off the coast of troubled Lebanon, killing one passenger and wounding at least 15. Twelve of the casualties were hoisted from the deck of the Baroness M by British Royal Air Force helicopters and flown to hospitals in Larnaca, Cyprus, where the ferry is based. Four were reported in critical condition. The Baroness M was inbound for the Christian port of Juniyah when the predawn attack occurred.
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February 25, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
An unidentified warship Saturday shot up a seagoing ferry off the coast of troubled Lebanon, killing one passenger and wounding at least 15. Twelve of the casualties were hoisted from the deck of the Baroness M by British Royal Air Force helicopters and flown to hospitals in Larnaca, Cyprus, where the ferry is based. Four were reported in critical condition. The Baroness M was inbound for the Christian port of Juniyah when the predawn attack occurred.
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December 14, 1985 | Associated Press
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."
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December 3, 1985 | Associated Press
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.
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September 6, 1986 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
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.
WORLD
March 22, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
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.
NEWS
January 20, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
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.
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August 23, 1986 | United Press International
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.
NEWS
January 20, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 4, 1987 | From Reuters
An Israeli gunboat stopped a Cypriot passenger ferry bound for the Lebanese port of Juniyah on Saturday, despite a protest from Cyprus after a similar incident Friday, port officials said. The Empress was stopped off the Lebanese coast, officials in Juniyah said but was allowed to proceed after the gunboat's captain was told that only crewmen were aboard.
NEWS
September 6, 1986 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 14, 1985 | Associated Press
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."
NEWS
December 3, 1985 | Associated Press
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.
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October 2, 1985 | STANLEY MEISLER and DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writers
Israeli warplanes swooped across the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday and bombed the headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization here, destroying the PLO complex and reportedly killing at least 36 people. The U.S.-made F-16 jets mounted the raid to show that "there is no place in which terror organizations can be immune" from Israeli retaliation, Israeli Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin said in Tel Aviv.
NEWS
February 10, 1989 | From Associated Press
Striking port workers defied a government order to report back to work Thursday, keeping idle two major ports on this Mediterranean island. The strike kept ships idle Thursday at Larnaca and Limassol, the main ports in the Greek sector of Cyprus.
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