Climber Colibasanu decorated by President with National Order Order of the Star of Romania in rank of Knight

Climber Horia Colibasanu was decorated on Thursday at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace with the National Order of the Star of Romania, in rank of Knight, "as a sign of high appreciation and recognition for the performance he obtained in the Himalayas and for the determination, passion and perseverance with which he perfected his position as an ultraperforming climber." "I congratulate you for

Energy security key in bolstered Cyprus-Egypt ties, says Cypriot defense minister

Cyprus' defense minister says the east Mediterranean island nation and neighbor Egypt are exchanging information to bolster security around an offshore search for natural gas as part of enhanced defense ties.

Savvas Angelides says the two neighbors' information-sharing extends to countering any extremist threats.

Cypriot to Russian Church: keep out of breakaway north

The leader of Cyprus' Orthodox Christian Church says he will ask the Russian Patriarch to stop a Russian priest conducting services in the Turkish-occupied north of the divided island nation.

Archbishop Chrysostomos II says the Cypriot church doesn't wish its Russian counterpart to meddle in its domestic affairs or create its own parishes on the island.

Over 700,000 People Need Emergency Assistance in the Bahamas

700,000 people need emergency assistance in the Bahamas. According to the UN, many of them lack shelter, water and food, NOVA TV reported.

Hurricane Dorian lingered over the Bahamas for more than a day. Abaco Islands suffered the most damage, where rescue crews described the complete destruction of entire settlements.