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+++Emirates “suspect” located in Athens: He is a Turkish national

The “terrorism suspect” wanted by Greek and US authorities on two Emirates flights on Thursday has been identified and located in Athens, media report on Friday afternoon. He is a Turkish national of Arab origin. Despite the thorough security checks of the passengers bound to Dubai and New York, the …

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+++Emirates flight lands in Athens accompanied by F-16s UPDATES/ViDEOS

Emirates flight EK209 from Athens to New York has been ordered to divert back to Athens on Thursday night and is flying to Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos accompanied by two F-16 fighter jets, state broadcaster ERT reported at 9:30 in the evening. “This is normal when the code Renegade …

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AHEPA Hospital: Robbery with a “scent” of terrorism

A robbery attempt at the AHEPA hospital in Thessaloniki on Wednesday morning ended up in the arrest of two men with possible connection to the Greek terror organization “Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire.” The two men, aged 35 and 41, entered the hospital on Wednesday morning with the intention …

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Bomb outside home of Supreme Court prosecutor in Athens

Special teams of anti-terror squads of Greek Police have defused an explosive device left outside the home of Supreme Court deputy prosecutor Isidoros Dogiakos in Vyronas suburb of Athens early Tuesday morning. The bomb was hidden in the trunk of a motorcycle parked outside the prosecutor’s home. Police rushed to …

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“17. November” convict Savvas Xeros applies for early release

“17. November” convict Savvas Xeros has applied for early release citing high percentage of invalidity. According to his lawyer, Anna Paparousou, Xeros has officially certified disability of 98% “for the rest of his life.” The convict for terrorism could be released on the provisions of Paraskevopoulos Law of 2015 according …

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Europol report: Left-wing terrorism still active in Greece, Italy & Spain

Left-wing terrorism is still active in Greece, the Europol says in its “EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT) 2018” after evaluating incidents in 2017. In the same report, the Europol notes that left-wing terrorism is also active in Italy and Spain, even though to a lesser extend. Greece, Italy …

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Greece’s authorities bring terrorism charges against 9 Turks

Greek authorities brought terrorism charges against nine suspects, Turkish nationals of Kurdish origin. They were arrested in raids operation in three houses on Tuesday, just a week before the official visit of  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Athens. An Athens prosecutor also charged the eight men and one woman …

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Belgian woman arrested on ferry to Greece over membership in terror group

A 22-year-old woman with Belgian citizenship was arrested on suspicion of membership in a terror group. The woman was arrested late Friday night while on a passenger ferry sailing from Italy to Greece, en route Bari-Corfu-Igoumenitsa. The arrest followed a Europol warrant on charges of extremism. The Greek Coast Guard …

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Arab countries cut ties to Qatar for ‘supporting terrorism’, send oil prices higher

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. They say Qatar backs militant groups including so-called Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda, which Qatar has denied. The dispute with Qatar, the world’s top seller of liquefied natural …

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Greek police arrests two ISIS suspects with Swedish passports & machetes in their luggage

Two people suspected to have links with the ISIS have been arrested in Alexandroupoli town in Northern Greece, near the Greek-Turkish borders. The two men were holders of Swedish passports and had one machete and military uniforms in their luggage. One is of Yemen origin and one from Bosnia. The …

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Greek conspiracy theories: 17 November convict Giotopoulos claims Xiros’ escape “part of overall plan”

Some conspiracy theories are reviving in Greece on the occasion of the escape of convicted member of “17 November” Chistodoulos Xiros. Another member of “17 November”, Alexandros Giotopoulos, convicted as  the ideological mastermind of the organization, sent a letter dated January 20th 2013 to daily Eleftherotypia, raising questions about the …

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Convicted 17-November terrorist Chr. Xeros escapes while in furlough

Convicted terrorist and member of “17th November” organization  Christodoulos Xeros was at large on Tuesday after failing to check in with the local police station in Halkidiki, northern Greece. Xeros was granted a nine-day furlough on January 1st and he was ordered to report to local police station in Nea …

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