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Russia says it has chased away a NATO submarine in the Mediterranean

The Russian Defense Ministry announced today that it has chased away a Dutch submarine belonging to NATO that was making dangerous maneuvers near Russian warships in the Mediterranean Sea. The ministry said further that NATO submarines are monitor Russian warships sailing in the Mediterranean, Interfax news agency reported. Moscow has …

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Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch missing after suicide attack in Syria

“Patriarch Ignatius Ephrem II,  the supreme leader of the Syriac Orthodox Church, has been missing after a terrorism attack in North-Eastern Syria on Sunday,” Greek media report descriging the case as a “thriller”. At least three people were killed and several injured  in Qamishli in northeast Syria when a suicide …

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UPD2 Three heavily armed Britons arrested near Greek-Turkish Border

Three men, holders of British passports, were arrested in the town of Alexandroupolis near the Greek-Turkish border on Saturday. All three suspects were reportedly heavily armed and two trailers they were driving were transporting dozens of weapons and thousands of bullets. Bullets & firearms hidden in the two trailers – …

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Tsipras calls Merkel: YES to NATO provided it operates within Turkish territorial waters only

German Chancellor Angela Merkel apparently discovered THE solution to bypass Greece’s objections to European conservatives’ proposals for joint Greek-Turkish patrols in the eastern Aegean Sea. Angela Merkel discovered the NATO and wants the involvement of the North Atlantic Treaty to halt the refugees and migrants flow to Europe. During her …

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UPD Greece trapped between Russia and USA over flights to Syria

A diplomatic thriller between Moscow – Athens – Washington is taking place these days, after the United States asked NATO-partner Greece to ban two Russian flights to Syria via the Greek airspace. On Monday, Greece confirmed the US request however it declined to reveal its plans. “We examine the request,” …

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Crete: 17-month old migrant baby girl survives 4 days in the sea in the arms of rescuer, 19

It sounds unbelievable. A 17-month old baby girl survived four days among the waves of the Mediterranean Sea after the boat carrying her parents and several hundreds migrants from Syria sank between Crete and Malta. The testimony of her rescuer Doa Al Zamel, 19, is creepy. Nearly 500 migrants form …

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Greece is ready to “fulfill its international obligations” against Assad-regime

While the countdown for an US-led operation against Syria has started, Greece reassures its NATO allies, it was ready to assist in an operation against the Assad regime. “Greece is ready to fulfill its obligations,” deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK) told the press after a meeting with Defence Minister …

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Syria: Thriller with two abducted Christian Bishops – video with shot driver?

Despite news claiming the two bishops were released by their abductors on Tuesday afternoon, the reality is much more sober and frustrating: Greek Orthodox Archbishop Pavlos and Syriac-Orthodox bishop Yohanna apparently remain in the hands of their kidnappers also on Wednesday noon. News coming from the area through the official …

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Syria: Kidnappers apparently released two Orthodox bishops

Several media reported on Tuesday afternoon that the two Orthodox bishops were released on Tuesday afternoon. Greek media citing Christian organization “l’Œuvre d’Orient” report that Archbishop of Aleppo Pavlos  Yazigi of the Greek Orthodox Church and Syrian Orthodox Bishop Yohanna Ibrahim were released at 2:15 pm Tuesday. The brother of Pavlos, …

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UPD3: Syrian rebels kidnap Greek-Orthodox Archbishop of Aleppo

Two Aleppian bishops were kidnapped reportedly by Syrian rebels in the outskirts of the city Monday evening, Lebanon’s National News Agency reported. The bishops are Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Aleppo Pavlos (Pavlos Yazigi) and Syriac Orthodox Bishop Ioannis (Yohanna Ibrahim) are the victims of kidnapping. The two clerics were in the …

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Greek-Orthodox Priest Tortured and Killed in Damascus

 Bloodshed in Syria expands to what it seems also a religious conflict. A Greek-Orthodox Priest was killed in capital Damascus after being kidnapped. According to Greek media, the priest was mediator in a kidnap case of other community members. Below is the report posted by English speaking websites. Syria: Orthodox Christian …

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