Cyprus: private yachts ferrying dozens fleeing troubled Lebanon

A Cypriot port official says about 180 people fleeing the fighting in nearby Lebanon have arrived on the island aboard private yachts. Larnaca Marina Chief Michalis Philis says about 18 yachts had ferried people from Lebanon to the Mediterranean island since Saturday, and at least three of those boats were shuttling back and forth. Philis said Monday that people arriving said they decided to leave Lebanon because of the uncertain situation there. Lebanon is located 207 kilometers southeast of Cyprus.