Military

Tear Gas From Turkey Thrown to Greece; Greek Police Officer Injured

Tensions on Greece's border with Turkey in Evros continued on Sunday, with tear gas canisters lobbed over the fence from the Turkish side leaving a Greek police officer injured. The police officer was injured during a new round of clashes between...

Greece Defends Borders as Erdogan Opens the Gates: Live Updates

Greek security forces are attempting to stop thousands of refugees and migrants from entering Greece after Turkey's declaration that it will no longer stem the migrant flow out of their country. Since Friday, the number of migrants has surged...

Thousands of Refugees Waiting to Cross Into Greece As Turkey Opens Borders

Thousands of refugees and migrants remain behind a wire fence on the Greek-Turkish border in Evros, hoping to cross to the Greek side of the border. The country has been constantly strengthening its border with police and military forces from...

Bulgaria Joins Greece in Toughening Patrols Along Turkish Border

Bulgaria, the EU's other member-state that shares a national border with Turkey, has been toughening its controls along its frontier with the country since Friday morning. Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said on Friday that Sofia is ready to send...

France's Largest Naval Vessel Docks in Limassol, Cyprus in Show of Strength

France's ''Charles De Gaulle,'' the largest aircraft carrier in Europe, docked at the port of Limassol in Cyprus on Thursday. The photographs of this massive vessel are impressive by any measure and send a message of the strongest possible cooperation between the...

US and Greece Conduct Joint Military Exercises Near Mount Olympus

A large-scale joint military exercise in the foothills of Mount Olympus took place on Wednesday between the aviation units from the armies of Greece and the United States. This new Greek-American exercise took place only a few weeks after the...

French Fighter Jets Roar Over Cyprus in Joint Military Exercise

France partnered with the Republic of Cyprus in testing its anti-aircraft defense capabilities in a joint military exercise which was conducted across the free territories of the Republic on Monday. Numerous French ''Rafale'' fighter jets pretended to be trying to...

Italian Navy Frigate Conducts Military Exercises With Cyprus off Larnaca

The Italian Navy's Frigate ''Virginio Fasan,'' which had been docked at the port of Larnaca from February 8 until February 10, has carried out a joint military exercise with the Cypriot Navy, it was made public on Tuesday. According to...

New Power Index Rankings Rate Military Strength of Nations

According to the 2020 Military Strength Ranking created by the website Global Firepower (GFP) the top five nations in the world in military strength are the United States, Russia, China, India and Japan. The GFP's Power Index score is the...

Greece, France and US Send Message of Strength in ''Alexander the Great'' Military Exercise

The large-scale joint military exercise dubbed ''Alexander the Great'' concluded its operations on Friday on the Greek island of Skyros. The multinational military exercise, which has been conducted jointly this week by the armies of Greece, France and the United...