Iraq

Secretary of State Blinken Blames PKK for Deaths of Turkish Hostages

In a quick turnaround of diplomacy, the new US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, acknowledged late on Monday that the Kurdish separatist group PKK was indeed responsible for the recent killings of 13 Turkish nationals in a cave in...

Assange Extradition to US Denied by British Judge

Julian Assange will not be extradited to the United States, according to a new ruling by a British judge on Monday.

Artifact With 2,000-Year-Old Greek Inscription Discovered in Kurdistan

Archaeologists in the Iraqi region of Duhok have unearthed a stone artifact dating back to 165 BC which has an inscription in Greek. According to the inscription, which has been translated into Kurdish by scholars, the over 2,000-year-old stone dates...

Turkey Forces Greek FM's Plane to Circle as New Drill Ship Joins the Fray

Turkey kept a Greek government plane in the air for at least twenty minutes on Wednesday, as a new drill ship was seen sailing south of Kastellorizo in a clear escalation of the country's provocative behavior. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos...

Iraqis Voluntarily Leave Greece in Largest-Ever Repatriation

One hundred and thirty four Iraqis voluntarily returned to their country on a charter flight that departed on Thursday from Athens International Airport, as part of the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) program that is being implemented with...

Beirut Blast Kills Scores, Injures Thousands, Leaving City in Chaos

An enormous explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday afternoon killed at least 115 people and more than 4,000 others are injured. Many people are still missing. The reason for the blast, which occurred in the region of the city's port...

PM Mitsotakis Meets With Venezuela's Guaido and President of Iraqi Kurdistan in Davos

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his full support for the people of Venezuela on Friday during a meeting in Davos, Switzerland with Juan Guaido, the opposition leader and President of the country's National Assembly. Guaido has been officially recognized...

Iran Attacks US Bases in Iraq in Retaliation for Suleimani Killing

The widely-anticipated Iranian retaliation against the US for the killing of top general Qassem Suleimani started in the early hours of Wednesday, as Tehran launched more than a dozen missiles at Iraqi bases hosting US and coalition troops. Al-Asad Airbase...

First Baby Born in 2020 on Greece's Lesvos was Born Into a Refugee Family

The first baby to be born in 2020 on Greece's island of Lesvos was a boy from a family of Iraqi refugees. The boy was born in the early hours of January 1 and weighs 2.8 kilograms. According to local daily...

Copy of the Gospel Written in Greek Found in Mosul, Iraq

A rare copy of the Gospel, handwritten in Greek and translated into Aramaic, was found in the debris of a destroyed Orthodox church in Mosul, Iraq, the Association of Orthodox Journalists reported recently. According to the Orthodoxia News Agency, the...