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Greek Government Buries its Head in the Sand on Migrant Influx

With about 1,000 refugees and illegal migrants entering Greece each day, the Greek government celebrates the establishment of a 500-capacity facility and calls it a model of hospitality. According to UNHCR figures, 21,000 refugees from Syria and migrants from Africa...

Greek Islands See Sixfold Increase in Refugees This Year

Over 42,000 migrants arrived by sea in Greece during the first five months of 2015, with the majority of them being refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Eritrea, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The influx of migrants on the...

Greek Director Teaches Sophocles’ Tragedy to Women in Afghanistan

“Playing with Fire” is a new documentary by Greek director and actress Anneta Papathanassiou who decided to teach Sophocles' ancient Greek tragedy Antigone to women in Afghanistan. The documentary was shot one year ago in Kabul and depicts the lives of women...

Greek-American Dead in Kabul Restaurant Attack

A Greek-American university professor was among the 21 people killed in a suicide bomb and gun attack on a restaurant in Kabul on the night of Friday, January 17, officials say. Alexandros Peterson, aged 29, had just accepted a position...

ECHR Rules that Greece Violated Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Greece has violated the human rights of an immigrant from Afghanistan. Greece was sentenced for keeping a minor refugee from Afghanistan in a migrant holding center under unacceptable living conditions, along...

Greeks May Organize Aussies’ Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Australian soldiers’ withdrawal from Afghanistan may be organized by Greeks, as the Deputy Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS), Vice Admiral, Alexandros Theodosiou, stated on the SBS Radio Greek Program. Theodosiou visited Australia on the occasion of...

Undocumented Afghan Boy Transported from Greece to Italy in Suitcase

Police in Venice have discovered an undocumented five-year-old Afghan boy hidden in the suitcase of a man getting off a ferry from Greece, an official said Wednesday. (AFP) - Ali Shaker, 35, of Afghanistan, told police he was a family...

Two Greek Soldiers Slightly Injured in Afghanistan

Two Greek soldiers who have been in Afghanistan as part of the Greek armed forces got injured when a fuel station exploded just outside the Greek soldiers' main camp in Kabul. This station had, according to tovima.gr, propane tanks and thus,...

Talibans Attack Greek Troops in Afghanistan on Easter Day

An attack by the Taliban interrupted Easter celebrations for the Greek troops stationed in Afghanistan. On April 15, a group of heavily armed men attacked the Greek base in Afghanistan while Greek troops were celebrating Orthodox Easter. The troops responded with small...

Afghanistan to Open Embassy in Greece

According to 'DefenceGreece.com', Afghanistan will open an embassy in Greece within the next few months to help deal with the tens of thousands of illegal Afghan migrants there, an official said Sunday. Greece is the main entry point into Europe for...