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Athens' First Mosque Set to Open, Despite Far-Right Vandalism

The first Muslim mosque to open for worship in Athens since the establishment of the modern Greek state is set to open its doors in the capital city this Friday. After numerous delays, for a variety of reasons, the mosque in...

Prosecutors' Union Says no Probe Opened into Thrace University Professors

Greece's association of prosecutors categorically rejected media reports on Friday that a colleague in Rhodope, a region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, had ordered a preliminary investigation into university professors who are using the phrase "Turkish minority" in their...

Tsipras: Europe not Properly Addressing its 'Excessive Social Deficit'

There is currently an "excessive social deficit" in Europe that is not being adequately addressed, Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said, in a press conference after the end of the European Council in Brussels. "We cannot just announce measures, such...

Greek Justice Minister Withdraws Amendment that would Recognize "Turkish Minority"

Greece's Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis, was obliged to withdraw a proposed amendment that would recognize the "Turkish Union of Xanthi" organization, after fierce criticism from the opposition and junior coalition partner, ANEL. New Democracy, the Democratic Coalition, the Centrists Union,...

Kuwaiti Archaeologists Discover Rare Arabic Manuscripts in Mount Athos

A Kuwait University archaeological team has discovered rare manuscripts written in Arabic at Mount Athos in Greece. The archaeological mission, which included history Professors Dr Abdulhadi Al Ajmi and Dr Mohammad Al Marzouqi, visited monasteries and libraries in northern Greece. They...

Muslim Pilgrims Allowed to Visit Hala Sultan Tekke Irrelevant of their Status, FM Kasoulides Says

The government addresses the pilgrimage to Hala Sultan Tekke in Larnaca as a pilgrimage of Muslims, irrelevant of their status, legal or illegal in Cyprus` occupied areas, as it always did, Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said on Tuesday. He also...

Muslims Call the Faithful to Pray in Hagia Sophia

A group called "Youth of the East" is calling on Muslims to gather for morning prayer in Hagia Sophia on Saturday, an ANT1 television report said. With posters plastered in the walls all over Istanbul, the group calls on all...

147 Places of Religious Importance Attacked in 2015

A report published by the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs states that there were 147 attacks against religious sites around Greece in 2015. The report, published for the first time, was aimed at raising awareness on issues of...

Austrian National Suspected of Terrorism Links Arrested in Cyprus

A 28-year-old Austrian national was arrested by Cypriot authorities on suspicion of having links to terrorist organization, announced the country’s Justice Minister Ionas Nikolaou. Cypriot authorities received a tip-off from Poland's Interpol that the man was seeking to come...

Almost 50% of Europeans Fear and Resent Refugees

Around 50% of European citizens fear that the arrival of refugees will increase the risk of attacks in their countries, according to a survey published on July 11. Furthermore, many believe, especially in the eastern states, that the refugee...