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Greek Crew Held Hostage by Pirates off Coast of Nigeria

The Greek government announced on Sunday that three sailors who are Greek nationals have been held hostages for the last several days by pirates in Nigeria, off the coast of West Africa. The drama all began weeks ago, more specifically on...

Robbery at Piraeus Bank in Athens; Hostages Held for 3 Hours

A robbery took place at the Piraeus Bank branch located at 27-31 Hatzikyriakou Street, in Kallipolis, Piraeus. Four armed men wearing masks entered the bank at approximately 2 p.m. and held up five bank employees and three clients who were...

Greek Who Escaped from Armed Siege of Hotel in Mali Speaks Out

  Armed individuals stormed the Raddison Blu Hotel in the city of Bamako in Mali on Friday morning, holding hostage around 170 people, according to various media reports, one of those people was Greek. Michael Skapoulis, spoke to BBC and described the attack,...

Amirah Droudis: Greek Girlfriend of Sydney Siege Shooter [Video]

It was revealed on Tuesday, December 16, that the girlfriend of Man Haron Monis, the gunman who sieged the Lindt Chocolate Café in Sydney, is of Greek origin. The 35-year-old woman, Amirah Droudis, used to be named Anastasia Droudis before...

The Greek-Australian Who Managed to Escape Lindt Cafe Siege in Sydney

Stefan Balafoutis, a Greek-Australian lawyer who was one of the hostages at Martin Place's Lindt cafe in Sydney, Australia, managed to escape before police entered the building to bring the siege to an end. Balafoutis was among the first five...

Two Greek Australians Witness Hostage Situation in Sydney

No Greeks are currently being held hostages at the chocolate shop in Sydney. However, two Greek-Australians happened to be working close to the area where the hostage situation is underway. The two Greek-Australians, Akis Kastelloriou and John Tripidakis witnessed the...