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This Refugee Is Travelling from Syria to Germany with His Wheelchair

Khaldoun is a Syrian refugee from Damascus who came to Greece searching for a better future, a route many of his compatriots chose to finally reach Northern Europe. They have to walk for miles crossing borders to Turkey and then...

Russian Government Thanks Greece for Airspace Access

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova expressed Russia's gratitude for Greece's decision to allow Russian humanitarian aid aircrafts headed to Syria to fly through Greece's airspace, according to Sputnik news agency. "We appreciate Greek partners' adherence to principles and respect for...

UN Report: Greece Is Main Entry County for Refugees and Migrants Travelling to Europe

The Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees released a report on Wednesday that examines the route refugees take when entering Europe by sea. The report found that so far in 2015 Greece has surpassed Italy as the country with the most refugees and migrants entering its...

Greek Authorities Arrest Pakistanis for Holding Syrians Captive

On Sunday, December 15, the Greek authorities arrested four Pakistanis that are members of a criminal organisation. According to the Greek Police, the organisation is specialised on seizing immigrants, smuggling them and keeping them captive until a relative would...

Negotiations for the Release of Greek Orthodox Nuns in Syria

  According to some sources, the Syrian Government is trying to negotiate the release of the twelve Greek Orthodox nuns who were captured earlier this month from an Orthodox convent north of Damascus, by Syrian rebels. In exchange for their...