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Stranded Migrant Gives Birth on a Rocky Islet in Greece

A woman from Eritrea has given birth on an uninhabited rocky islet near Lesvos, Greece on Wednesday after traveling with other migrants from nearby Turkey. A coast guard official said 29 Eritreans—24 men and five women—were spotted during a patrol...

Norwegian Photographer Suspected of Espionage Arrested on Greece’s Lesvos

Internationally acclaimed Norwegian photographer Knut Bry was arrested on the Greek island of Lesvos on Thursday, suspected of espionage. According to local media stonisi, he was arrested for taking pictures of the Greek Coast Guard and Navy vessels. Citing Coast Guard...

Bodies of Seven Migrants Wash Up on Lesvos, Greece

Authorities in Lesvos, Greece announced on Tuesday that at least seven migrants have been found dead there, their bodies washed up on a beach. The victims, among them children and women, were migrants who started out from the Turkish coast...

At Least 16 Dead in Third Migrant Tragedy in as Many Days off Greece

At least sixteen people died when a migrant boat sank in the Aegean, Greece's Coast Guard said early Saturday, just hours after a similar incident claimed another 11 lives. The latest tragedy -- the third since Wednesday -- came amid...

At Least 11 Dead as Second Migrant Boat Sinks off Greece this Week

At least eleven people were killed as a migrant boat sank off the island of Antikythera on Thursday, the Greek Coast Guard announced. The Coast Guard said 90 people ‒ 52 men, 11 women and 27 children ‒ were rescued...

One Dead, Dozens Missing after Migrant Boat Sinks in the Aegean

Dozens of migrants are missing after a boat sank off the coast of the island of Folegandros in the Aegean, Greece’s coast guard said on Wednesday. Coast Guard spokesperson commander Nikos Kokkalas said to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency that 12...

Turkey’s Coast Guard Attempts to Push Migrant Dinghy to Greece

Turkey's Coast Guard attempted to escort a dinghy with about 40 migrants on board to Greece's Lesvos island, Greek authorities announced on Tuesday. The incident occurred early in the morning in the sea area east of Lesvos. According to the Hellenic...

Former Greek Minister’s Death at Sea a Murder, Says Witness

New evidence emerged on the death of former Greek minister Sifis Valirakis at sea in January suggesting that it was perhaps a murder.

Greek Coast Guard Acquires New Vessels Named after Fallen Heroes

The Greek Coast Guard received two new state-of-the art patrol vessels during a ceremony held in Piraeus on Friday.

Turkish Navy Escorts Migrant Boats Towards Lesvos; Harasses Greek Ship

Greece accused Turkey on Friday that its Navy led migrant boats to enter Greek territorial waters and harass a Greek Coast Guard ship.