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Number of Deportations from Greece Up Slightly in First Half of 2020

  Greece's Ministry of Migration and Asylum on Wednesday released the January-June 2020 data on voluntary and forced returns of migrants, as well as information regarding the relocations of unaccompanied minors for family reunification and to other EU countries. The statistics...

Afghanistan Faces Humanitarian Emergency as it Grapples with Coronavirus

In Afghanistan, now far outside the consciousness of most of the world as each country deals with its own coronavirus ramifications, families often must guard their relatives' oxygen tanks for fear that they will be stolen by the relatives...

Refugee Dies in Container Fire in Greece's Lesvos Migrant Camp

A 27-year-old female Afghan refugee burned to death early on Thursday morning in the container in which she was living with her family in the Cara Tepe refugee camp, on the island of Lesvos. The woman was living in the...

Powerful New Film Explores Plight of Afghan Refugees in Europe

An Afghan movie filmed in Kabul, the Shinwari Valley and Zarani, Afghanistan, and also in Munich, Germany, and Kos Island, Greece, among other locations, "I Am You" is an independent film based on the true story of Afghan refugees...

Greek Police Detains Islamist Terrorist Who Tried to Enter Greece

A reportedly dangerous Islamist terrorist was arrested in Greece's border city of Evros recently and is now in the custody of the Greek police. According to a report on the local Thraki Nea website on Saturday, the alleged terrorist is...

The Incredible Story of Zahir from Greece's "Masterchef"

An unbelievable story of heroism and courage amazed the judges and the audience watching the second episode of the new television series "Greece's Masterchef". Zahir, a 28-year-old Afghan migrant who has been living in Greece since 2006, is competing along...

Bactria: The Ancient Greek State in Afghanistan (video)

Gold Coins with an image of King Eucratides As students of history are well aware, Alexander the Great and his army began a massive military campaign in 334 B.C. which resulted in Macedonians establishing many Greek cities across a wide swath...

Greek Pilots Safe Amid Carnage of Kabul

A Greek pilot working in Afghanistan initially thought to be among the victims of Saturday’s shooting spree in Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel is safe and well. Describing his ordeal to Greek media, Vasilis Vasileiou said he hid underneath his bed for...