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Army UAV falls near Komotini, northern Greece

A Hellenic Army unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fell near Komotini, northern Greece, on Thursday morning, it emerged.

The SAGEM Sperwer type aircraft fell some four kilometers west of Komotini, according to local reports.

The aircraft had been on a training exercise when it crashed five minutes after takeoff, sources said.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation pledges millions for hospitals

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (left) and Andreas Dracopoulos, president of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, signed a memorandum of cooperation Wednesday aimed at upgrading the Greek public health sector. The agreement is for a grant of 250 million euros, which is to go toward building and equipping a children's hospital in Thessaloniki and new buildings for hospitals in Athens and Komotini.

Greece signs deal with Niarchos charitable foundation for healthcare

Greece's government has signed an agreement with a charitable foundation to build and equip hospitals in the cash-strapped country.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras signed the agreement with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Wednesday for a grant valued up to 250 million euros ($307 million.)

Sharia courts' powers to be limited

Parliament voted legislation on Tuesday that limits the influence of Islamic Sharia law courts in the region of Thrace in northeastern Greece, which is home to some 100,000 Greek Muslims. 

The bill was submitted to Parliament on Tuesday after a complaint was filed by a Muslim woman in the town of Komotini, regarding an inheritance dispute, with Europe's Court of Human Rights.

Turkish citizens to cast referendum votes in Greece on April 8 and 9

Turkish citizens residing in Greece will go to polling stations set up in Athens, Thessaloniki, Komotini and Rhodes to cast their votes Saturday and Sunday, on the April 16 referendum to take place in Turkey. Voting will commence in the four Turkish Consulates in the designated cities and will commence at 9am and end 9pm on each day.

Turkish man arrested by Greek police at Komotini

A 54-year-old Turkish national was arrested by Greek police in the northern city of Komotini while attempting to enter the country from Turkey. The suspect tried to cross into Greece through the Nymphea border check point, but was apprehended after the Greek authorities ascertained he had an outstanding international arrest warrant on charges of drug trafficking.

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