SYRIZA backs decision by Greece to abstain from conference that condemns communist crimes

Despite the backlash caused by the refusal of the Greek government to take part in a conference on August 23 in Estonia focusing on crimes committed by communist regimes in the 21st Century titled “The Heritage in 21st Century Europe of the Crimes Committed by Communist Regimes”, leftist SYRIZA party doubled down on the decision praising Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis for his stance.

Greece does not recognise communist regime crimes

The Greek government declined to take part in an international conference that denounces crimes committed by communist regimes. The Greek Minister of Justice, Stavros Kontonis sent a statement in response to an invitation by the Estonian Presidency, which is organising the conference differentiating the ideologies of communism and Nazism.

ISIS Killed over 50 Afghans

More than 50 civilian Afghans were shot dead in a joint operation between Islamic State and the Taliban, TASS reported. The bloody attack took place last night in the northern province of Sari Pull, where the forces under Kabul and local residents fought against the supporters of radical Muslim groups.

At least 24 people killed in Kabul car bombing: Afghan ministry

At least 24 people have been killed and 42 wounded after a Taliban car bomb struck a bus carrying government employees in western Kabul yesterday, officials said, the latest attack to strike the Afghan capital.

"The car bomb hit a bus carrying employees of the ministry of mines during rush hour," interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP.

NATO agrees Afghanistan troop boost but no combat role

NATO will increase troop numbers in Afghanistan to help train local forces facing a resurgent Taliban but will not return to a combat role, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on June 29.

The alliance ended its longest-ever military operation in 2014 when it handed over post-9/11 frontline duties to the Afghan military and took on an advice and training mission.

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