Tag: Iraq

asylum seekers

Another 175 asylum seekers are leaving Greece for Germany

A group of 175 asylum seekers are leaving for Germany today, consisting of 85 unaccompanied minors and 90 families with children from migrant camps on the Greek islands, in order to be…

Germany to take another 100 refugee children from Greece

Germany to take another 100 refugee children from Greece

One hundred refugee children will be relocated to Germany on Friday, following an agreement in March, a spokesperson of Germany’s federal Interior Ministry said on Monday. Their countries of origin include Afghanistan,…

Alexander the Great

On this day in 323 BC: The Death of Alexander the Great

On June 10, 323 BC in the late evening, after battling an unknown illness for nearly two weeks, Alexander the Great (Megas Alexandros), otherwise referred to as the “King of Kings”, quietly…

turkey, syria

Turkey’s Jihad in Syria

By Dr. Vasileios Meichanetsidis On February 28, the Turkish government-funded Anadolu Agency (AA) reported on the alleged takeover of a Syrian town by the Islamist “Free Syrian Army” (FSA). In the news…

Alexis Tsipras

Tsipras condemns US killing of Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani

Greece’s former Prime Minister, main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has condemned the killing of prominent Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad, during a meeting with Iranian…

us and iran

Majority of Americans see war with Iran

According to the latest poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos, 41% of Americans believe Iran to be an “imminent threat”. The poll was conducted after the killing of Soleimani and before the Iranian missile…

British Airways plane

British Airways flight lands in Athens to avoid Iraqi Airspace

A British Airways flight from Mumbai to Heathrow has diverted to Athens International Airport, after a sudden decision to avoid Iraqi airspace. Flight BA 134 departed from India’s biggest city in the early…

More than 1,000 unaccompanied minors sheltered in Greece 15

More than 1,000 unaccompanied minors sheltered in Greece

The Chief of Mission in Greece for the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Mr Gianluca Rocco said on Monday that his organisation has offered accommodation to more than 1,000 unaccompanied minors since…

Greek migrant centre impresses Romanian Minister 17

Greek migrant centre impresses Romanian Minister

Greece’s Migration Policy Minister Dimitris Vitsas on Tuesday took the Romanian Interior Minister Carmen Daniela Dan to the refugee and migrant hosting centre at Schisto. Dan who is currently in Greece on…

Greek FM attends Forum of Ancient Civilisations 19

Greek FM attends Forum of Ancient Civilisations

Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Kotsias attended the meeting of the Forum of Ancient Civilisations in New York after completing his meetings in the framework of the 73rd Session of the UN General…

Lost city of Alexander the Great is found 22

Lost city of Alexander the Great is found

Archaeologists in Iraq say they have discovered a lost city that was founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great, using drone photography and declassified intelligence images. Nearly 2,000 years after the great Greek…