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Mexican Navy Sailing Ship "Cuauhtemoc" in Souda for Five Days

Mexico Navy's sail training tall ship "Cuauhtemoc" docked on Wednesday at Souda port, Crete, Greece. Cuauhtemoc that is carrying out an education trip was welcomed by the ambassador of Mexico to Greece Daniel Hernadez-Joseph and representatives of the local authorities. "The...

Aircraft Carrier 'USS George H.W. Bush' Docks at NATO's Base in Crete

U.S. aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush sailed into Souda’s port in western Crete on Saturday, for the second time in the last few days. The warship, which docked at NATO’s harbor in Marathi, was accompanied by three more vessels...

Chios Refugee Camp Without Water, Electric Power

Refugees and migrants at the Souda camp on Chios are living without electric power and water in the past few days amid harsh weather conditions. According to politischios local news website, power supply was cut 10 days ago, without notification...

UNHCR Investigates Syrian for Child Abuse Video in Chios Refugee Camp

A video showing the abuse of a three-year boy in the Souda camp on Chios island has been posted in social meadia, instigating an investigation by the UNHCR and Greek authorities. The video shows a child abused by a man who...

Only Migrants Likely to be Granted Asylum Can Leave the Islands

Only migrants and refugees who are likely to be granted asylum can be moved from the islands to Greece's mainland, said government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos. The statement came after violent riots broke out on Chios island, where part of the...

Dep. Migration Minister Vows to Close Refugee Camp in Souda Following Days of Violence

Deputy Migration Policy Minister Ioannis Balafas said the government wants to close the camp in Souda on the Greek island of Chios and transfer refugees and migrants in a new camp outside the town. “We do not want to create...

Violent Riots at Migrant Camp on Chios, Greece [video]

Violent, destructive riots that erupted late on Wednesday night at the Souda migrant camp on Chios island resulted in several arrests of migrants. According to local residents who spoke on ERT Aegean television station, the incident started around 11:00 pm...

Chios: 50 Refugees Continue Hunger Strike

A total of 50 refugees from Syria and Iraq, who are currently staying at the municipal camp at Souda in Chios island, are continuing with their hunger strike. So far, two of the hunger strikers had to receive medical...

German Defense Ministry: NATO Mission in Aegean May Begin on Friday

The NATO mission to control migrant traffickers in the eastern Aegean could begin on Friday after planning now underway at the alliance headquarters is complete, German defense ministry spokesman Michael Henjes said Wednesday. "The NATO mission is already in the...

4,000 Tourists Disembarked on Crete

Two cruise ships with 4,000 tourists docked in the Souda port and in the old port of the city of Chania on May 17 receiving a very warm welcome by the Cretan municipality. The Navigator of the Seas sailed from...