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Bomb threats at three embassies, Parliament building in Athens

Bomb threats were reported at the embassies of the United States, Israel, and Egypt and the Greek Parliament in Athens on Friday. The warning calls were made to Skai channel this morning for the placement of an explosive device at the United States embassy in Ilisia, to Kontra Channel for …

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Tsipras Mega-Bomb: He urges Kasselakis to seek a vote of confidence by SYRIZA members

Former prime minister Alexis Tsipras, the man who brought Stefanos Kasselakis to SYRIZA, dropped a mega-bomb just an hour before the party Congress commenced on Thursday evening. he urged him to seek a vote of confidence by party members. Practically, the former SYRIZA leader questions and challenges the current leader …

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Bomb in office of Appeals President in Thessaloniki courthouse

A suspicious package in the courthouse of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, prompting its evacuation early Monday afternoon. The package contained a bomb that was neutralized on the spot. The envelope was found in the office of the President of the Appeals judges. who also evaluated the package as suspicious and alerted …

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Greece “will not allow revival of terrorism” says minister after bomb explosion

“We will not allow a revival of terrorism,” said Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chryssochoidis after a bomb exploded in downtown Athens in the early morning hours of Saturday. Speaking to Skai TV, Chryssochoidis did not provide information on the bomb explosion opposite the Labor Ministry on Stadiou Avenue, one of …

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Bomb threat in Athens airport; Canadian journalist arrested

A “bomb threat” on an airplane from Tel Aviv to Eleftherios Venizelos international airport in Athens on Thursday evening mobilized authorities and special forces until it proved it was a prank by an alleged Canadian journalist. According to preliminary media information, the man approached the info box at the airport …

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Teenager “prankster” arrested for “bomb threat” at Athens Metro station

Greek police has arrested a 16-year-old “prankster” for a bomb threat at a Metro station in western Athens. It is the first arrest of this kind, although dozens of similar threats phone calls have been made in the last decade. The 16-year-old boy was arrested on Holy Monday, April 10, …

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Powerful explosion destroys deli in Athens north suburb

Α powerful explosion destroyed a deli shop in the northern suburb of Nea Erythraia, Athens, early Tuesday morning. The incident took place at around 3 a.m. when unknown individuals riding on a motorcycle approached the store located at the junction of Venizelou and Strofyliou Streets. They, broke a glass pane, …

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Bomb threat: F-16s escort Ryanair plane from Poland to Greece

Greek F-16 fighter jets took off on Sunday afternoon to escort a Ryanair civilian airplane Boeing 738 to International Airport Eleftherios BVenizelos in Athens after a bomb alert. In the last few moments, a Ryanair flight, FR6385, was escorted into Athens by F-16s following a bomb threat against the flight. …

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Greek tourist wounded in Istanbul bomb blast

A young Greek woman is among the 81 people wounded in a blast that killed six people in Istanbul’s main shopping street on Sunday. The woman was slightly injured by a piece of flying glass and is being treated in a city hospital, the Greek Foreign Ministry said citing a …

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Turkey claims to involve Greece in Istanbul terror bomb

Less than 24 hours after the terror attack in Istanbul and Turkish authorities managed not only to capture the alleged bomber along with other suspects but also to involve Greece in the whole issue. “Istanbul terror attack suspect would have fled to Greece today if she had not been caught,” …

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Greece condemns terrorism; no Greeks among victims of Istanbul bomb (vids, picts)

“Greece unequivocally condemns terrorism and we extend our heartfelt condolences to the Turkish government and the Turkish people,” the Foreign Ministry in Athens said in a statement on Sunday afternoon, after a bomb exploded in Istanbul ‘s famous Istiklal Street killing at least 6 people and wounding over 80. The …

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Makeshift bomb explodes outside the home of high-ranking police officer

Greek law enforcement authorities were on alert on Tuesday after a makeshift explosive device went off outside the home of a high-ranking officer of the Hellenic Police (ELAS) in the northern Athenian suburb of Halandri. The rudimentary bomb comprised four cooking gas canisters taped together and set off by some …

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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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Bomb explodes outside building with law firms in downtown Piraeus

A bomb exploded outside a building in Piraeus in the early morning hours of Wednesday causing serious material damage. According to media reports, one perpetrator arrived on foot to the building and left a carton box outside. He left the area on a car with allegedly at least one accomplice. …

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Bomb threat that forced Condor flight to land in Crete proves to be a hoax

Security control checks on the Condor Airlines plane at the airport of Chania concluded around 4 o’ clock Friday morning. Explosives disposal units from the Army and the Police thoroughly and two specially trained dogs conducted search on the plane but also on passengers’ luggage. No bomb or other explosives …

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Far-Left “Popular Fighters” claims responsibility for court bombing in Athens

A small far-left group in Greece has claimed responsibility for a Dec. 22 bombing at an Athens courthouse that caused extensive damage but no injuries. The Popular Fighters Group said in a post on a far-left website Wednesday that it attacked the Athens Court of Appeal to protest what it …

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Authorities proceed with controlled explosion of WWII projectile in Glyfada

Authorities have launched the procedure of controlled explosion of a WWII bomb found in Ano Glyfada, suburb of south-east Athens. Residents in surrounding houses have been evacuated, police has stopped traffic in the broader area. The projectile was discovered after excavation at the boundary of the Air Force camp fence. …

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Soldiers safely diffuse 250-kg WWII bomb, transfer it for controlled detonation (pictures)

Greek soldiers safely defused a 250-kilo bomb from the World War II found under a petrol station in Thessaloniki. Prior to the bomb neutralization operation, more than 72,000 people, including refugees and migrants form a hot spot nearby, were evacuated. “End good, all good!” Sunday afternoon, Regional Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas …

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