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Huge amount of “Jihadists’ drugs” seized after ship docks at Piraeus port

In a joint operation, Greek and Turkish authorities stroke a blow to a cargo of more than 5 million Captagon pills, the so-called “Jihadists’ drugs” after a vessel docked at the port of Piraeus. Greek custom authorities discovered and seized the illegal cargo following a tip off by Turkish authorities. …

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19 drowned, at least 28 missing in migrants shipwreck north off Cyprus

For one more time, the sea becomes the deep blue grave for men, women and children trying to flee the conflict in Syria and seek a better, peaceful life.  At least 19 people were drowned when a boat carrying 150 refugees and migrants sank off Yalusa located in the occupied …

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US, UK and France launch strikes in Syria before Chemical Weapons investigation

Bombing has begun. US, UK, France launched missile strikes on Syria short before 4:00 o’ clock  Saturday. The strikes lasted for about one hour, more than 100 missiles were fired. The Strikes were reportedly launched while US President Donal Trump was still addressing the nation. Strikes rocked Damascus with explosions …

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Tsipras tells Macron “Greek Armed Forces will not be involved in Syria operation”

Developments in Syria were among others, the subject of discussion between the leaders of Greece and France. In a telephone conversation with the French President on Friday,  Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Emmanuel Macron that Greek Armed Forces will not participate in a possible military operation in Syria, state broadcaster …

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US military and political officials flock to Athens ahead of Syria strikes

US military and political officials have flocked to Greece, hours ahead of the strikes to Syria. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Thomas Goffus arrived in Athens to participate in the Greek -US High Level Consultative Committee with the Greek military and the political leadership. At the same time, Deputy Assistant …

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Eurocontrol warns airlines of possible missile strikes into Syria

Pan-European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol on Tuesday warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean Sea due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in next 72 hours. Eurocontrol said that air-to-ground and/or cruise missiles could be used within that period and there was a possibility …

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Missing refugee boy, 7, found dead near camp in Skaramagas, west Athens

The body of missing 7-year-old refugee boy Nuryian Mohammed was found in the sea area of Skaramagas near the refugee camp where he was staying together with his family. The boy was reported missing by his father at the police station of Chaidari Municipality at 9 o’ clock Friday morning. …

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Greek anarchists fight next to Syrian Kurds against the ISIS in Rojava

Greek anarchists fight against jihadists in north Syria together with local Kurdish forces. They reportedly operate in the region of Rojava, a de facto ‘autonomous region’ in Northern Syria, that is also known as Syrian Kurdistan or Western Kurdistan. The Greek anarchist call Rojava an “anarchist land.” According to a …

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Turkey furious at US decision to arm Syrian Kurds against ISIL

Turkey is furious at the US decision to provide heavy weaponry to Syrian Kurdish militants in the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Turkey considers the Kurdish Syrian YPG as the armed wing of Turkish PKK and both groups as “terrorist organizations” posing a threat …

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IOCC: Health and Wellbeing of Syrian Children at Risk

After six years of conflict in Syria, the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) organization is urging for the continuation of support for programs to meet the needs of Syrian children and adolescents. Food insecurity, lack of access to education, trauma, no perspective… The IOCC is urging continued support for programs …

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Priceless 18th century icon seized in car in South Turkey

Police in the Mediterranean province of Adana seized on Feb. 22 an 18th century icon that has one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ embroidered on gazelle skin. Police officers from the public security branch stopped a car driving on the Alparslan Türkeş Avenue in the Çukurova district after …

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