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Wildfire in south Crete contained; suspect arrested

The wildfire in Mavros Kolymbos in Lasithi, southern Greece, has been contained the fire brigade announced on Sunday. Α 35-year-old suspect for arson has been arrested. Fire fighting forces remain in the area. rsSatellite pictures of the burned area at 12:05 p.m. April 7, 2024posted by Remote Sensing Lab rslab.gr …

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Body of missing 31-year-old man found; main suspect remanded

The body of a  31-year-old man missing since early January was discovered in a swamp area near Kampos Evinochoriou by Messolonghi, western Greece on Monday afternoon. The body was located by a specially trained police dog. A coroner who rushed to the swamp, identified it as belonging to the missing …

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Manhunt for suspect of four sexual assault cases in Exarchia, downtown Athens (video)

Police in downtown Athens has been set on alert in the last 48 hours after four incidents of sexual assault and attempted rape in broad daylight. Among the victims is a 13-year-old girl and three women in their 2o’s. Locals consider to set up “patrols” to protect women and minors. …

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DNA of Greek soccer fan found on knife with blood traces of slain AEK fan Katsouris

New evidence has emerged in the investigation into the murder of AEK F.C. fan Michalis Katsouris during clashes with Croatian football hooligans in Athens last August, police sources revealed on Monday. Citing the police sources, state-run news agency amna reported that the DNA of a 35-year-old Greek football supporter has …

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Man arrested for blasts at Masonic Lodge in Athens

Police in Athens have arrested a 61-year-old man in connection with two explosions caused by small makeshift bombs at the Masonic Lodge, the Grand Lodge, in the city center on July 13. According to state broadcaster ERT on Tuesday, the suspect was identified by investigators looking into an attack on …

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Anastazja Kos: 32-year-old suspect in custody for kidnapping

The 32-year-old man from Bangladesh, who is accused of kidnapping 27-year-old Polish national Anastazja Rubinski on the island of Kos remanded in custody after a two-hour testimony on Wednesday. Hotel worker Anastazjia went missing on Monday and was found dead on Sunday afternoon in the Alykes area.   The 32-year-old …

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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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Tajik national arrested in Tripoli as suspected ISIS member

Greek authorities arrested a national from Tajikistan as suspected member of the ISIS. the 27-year-old man was arrested in the town of Tripolis in central Peloponnese on Thursday. Against him there was a high priority Red Arrest Warrant issued by the Interpol. The man was arrested during a random stop-and-search …

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Lyon: Suspect arrested for shooting at Greek-Orthodox priest released

French authorities who arrested a suspect for the shooting at a Greek-Orthodox priest in a church in Lyon, released him on Sunday afternoon, the prosecutor’s office announced. “There is no evidence” that this man was involved in the shooting of Nikolas Kakavelakis, the prosecutor’s office said adding that his state …

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Patras: Greek suspected of coronavirus hospitalized in quarantine (UPD)

A Greek man has been in quarantine in the University Hospital of Rio by Patras, the gateway for arrivals from virus-hit Italy. He has been suffering from symptoms that resemble those of coronavirus. He came with a ferry liner from Italy to Greece on Sunday. According to initial reports Monday …

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Police publishes pictures of Suzanne Eaton murderer, appeals to public

Greece Police on the island of Crete publishes pictures of the 27-year-old confessed murderer of Suzanne Eaton. The pictures are published as police is seeking similar assault cases committed by the 27-year-old man who confessed the attack and rape on the US biologist. According to authorities the man is Ioannis …

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Macris’ murder: Clothes receipt helps Greek police arrest Bulgarian hit-man

Greek police arrested a 31-year-old Bulgarian national as main suspect for the assassination of Greek-Australian businessman John Macris – Yannis Makris -. It was a clothes receipts that helped police identify the suspect. The Task Force of the Greek Police assigned to investigate the murder of Yannis Makris on 31. …

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Greek Minister blocks extradition of Turkish journalist Kaya

Greek Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis intervened in the extradition case of  Turkish journalist Turgut Kaya. With a ministerial decision issued on Saturday, Kontonis froze the extradition  the extradition process ordered by a Greek court earlier this year. The Turkish journalist, aged 45, has been on a hunger strike since the …

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UPD Migrants try to lynch fellowman accused of assaulting little girl

Migrants living in Idomeni camp took the law into their own hands after suspecting a fellow refugee of raping a seven-year-old girl. Pictures shot by a photographer show a group of migrants dragging the man, dressed in a beige sweater and camouflage trousers, to a police station. The photographer told …

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