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Greek Islanders Create Blockades, Vow to Stop New Migrant Centers

Residents of Greece's three eastern Aegean islands which have been under the hottest spotlight during the migration crisis began putting up blockades on Monday to stop the government's plans to establish new migrant and refugee detention centers. The protesters, from...

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...

Greece Adopts "Robust" Measures to Deal With Migrant Spike

The Greek government on Saturday announced a new "robust" migration policy that, it says, will address the increase of migration flows to the Aegean islands over the last months. At a meeting of the Government Council for Foreign Affairs and...

Greek PM Convenes Security Council Over Migrant Spike

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis convened on Saturday a meeting of his top security officials as fears grow that the number of migrants crossing from Turkey is getting out of control. The session of the government council on foreign affairs...

Greece Summons Turkish Ambassador To Protest Migrant Arrivals on Lesvos

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendas summoned the Turkish Ambassador to Greece, Burak Özügergin, on Friday to protest the huge numbers of migrants who arrived from Turkish shores to Greece's Lesvos Island on Thursday. According to Greek media reports, Dendias expressed Greece's...

More Than 500 Migrants Land on Greece's Lesvos Island on Thursday

More than 500 asylum seekers landed on Greece's Lesvos on Thursday aboard a total of thirteen boats which crossed the Aegean Sea from Turkey. In scenes reminiscent of the 2015 migrant crisis, the asylum seekers, including women and children, arrived...

Temple of Nemesis Discovered Under Ancient Theater in Mytilene, Greece

An ancient Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Nemesis has been discovered in the ruins of an ancient theater in Mytilene, AMNA news agency reported on Thursday. The remains of the temple were found in the south entry passage (párodos in...

Body of Young Girl Found Off of Greece's Lesvos

The body of a young girl was spotted floating off of the coast of the Greek island of Lesvos on Sunday morning. People saw a body floating near Vatera on Greece's Lesvos Island and called the port authority of the island. Units...

Famous Greek Matriarch Who Helped Migrants Dies (Video)

Maritsa Mavrapidou, who was famously photographed in October 2015 with a refugee baby together with two other ladies on the Greek island of Lesvos, has died at the age of 89. "We welcomed refugees because we're descended from refugees, too,"...