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Archives March 29, 2013 posted by

Hezbollah man jailed for four years

A MEMBER of Lebanese militant group and political party Hezbollah, was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison for participating in a plot to attack Israeli citizens in Cyprus.

Hossam Taleb Yaccoub, 24, a dual Lebanese-Swedish national, had been found guilty a week ago on five charges including participation in a criminal organisation and participation in committing a crime.

“There is no doubt they are serious offenses since committing them potentially endangers the safety of Israeli nationals and targets within the territory of the Republic of Cyprus,” the Limassol Criminal Court said.

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Archives May 25, 2012 posted by

Making the best use of the sun

AN ENERGY group, Easy Power, yesterday presented their plans for the construction of a photovoltaic (PV) park and a solar thermal station, which could more than quadruple Cyprus’ current installed solar energy capacity.

As of last year, there was a total of 10.5MW of installed PV comprising hundreds of smaller units of various sizes. 

What Easy Power wants to do “is the biggest work of its kind ever submitted for approval in Cyprus,” said its general manager Pavlos Liasidis. 

However, Easy Power is not asking for state funding and wants to bypass the usual procedures necessary for projects which get subsidised by the tax payer.

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Archives March 28, 2012 posted by

Robbery suspect found hanged

A 50-YEAR-OLD man, suspected of carrying out two armed bank robberies in Nicosia in the space of two months, killed himself as police were close to arresting him, it emerged yesterday.

The man, who wore sunglasses during the robberies and made no other effort to cover his face, was found hanged by police officers yesterday, in a small room on the roof of his apartment building in Aglandjia.

He was suspected of robbing two banks — one at gunpoint, the other with a knife — on December 2 and January 29 – getting away with some €10,500.

Police had managed to track him down and yesterday morning they searched his car with the permission of a relative.

Reports said officers found evidence in the vehicle, linking him to the robberies.

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