Foreign Ministry responds to statements on “coordinated” scheme for borders protection
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Koutras’ responded via written statement to yesterday’s statements from a spokesperson for the Chancellor regarding the need for a “coordinated” scheme in the Aegean for confronting the refugee issue.
EU to speed up deportations to tackle migrant crisis
European Union nations agreed on Oct. 8 to speed up the deportation of failed asylum seekers as they took a harder line toward tackling the bloc's worst migration crisis since World War II.
China holds massive military parade, to cut troop levels by 300,000
President Xi Jinping announced on Sept. 3 he would cut troop levels by 300,000 as China held its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War Two, an event shunned by most Western leaders.
At least 40 migrants dead at sea, 320 others rescued
At least 40 migrants died Aug 15 in the hold of an overcrowded smuggling boat in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya, apparently killed by fuel fumes At least 40 migrants died Aug.
First mosque of Athens to become a reality after 70 years
Seventy years ago, it was decided that a mosque would be built in Athens. After delays and setbacks, the time has come for the first mosque to be built. After five competitions, a successful bidder was finally selected in November 2013. The project, budgeted at 964,000 euros, will be constructed on a plot of land owned by the Greek Navy at the area of Eleonas, Athens.
Tennessee suspect texted friend link to Islamic verse before attack
Hours before the Tennessee shooting that killed five U.S. servicemen, the suspected gunman texted his close friend a link to a long Islamic verse that included the line: "Whosoever shows enmity to a friend of Mine, then I have declared war against him."
U.S. Navy Yard in Washington locked down amid reports of shooter
Police on July 2 responded to a report of a shooter at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, where a gunman killed 12 people in 2013, and the military installation was on lockdown with employees sheltered in place.
No further details were available about the incident, which comes amid heightened security concerns ahead of the U.S. July Fourth holiday weekend.
Israel detains ship seeking to break its Gaza blockade
Israel's navy boarded and took over an activist vessel seeking to break its Gaza blockade and was escorting it to port on June 29 in an operation that did not use force, the military said.
Myanmar says persecution not the cause of migrant crisis
Myanmar said on June 4 that persecution of its Rohingya Muslim population was not the cause of Southeast Asia's migrant crisis, a day after the United States called on the country to give full rights to the minority to help end the exodus.
Lockheed wins $920 mln deal for early work on next F-35 jet order
Lockheed Martin Corp has won a contract valued at $920 million to start buying materials and parts for a tenth batch of 94 F-35 fighter jets, the Pentagon announced on June 4.