Migrant aid workers in Greece could face years in prison
10 January 2023 | 10:38 am
Humanitarian activists are back in a Greek court on Tuesday, accused of helping migrants cross the Aegean Sea.. Rights groups and EU lawmakers have called on Greece to stop criminalizing their lifesaving work.
6 Jul 2022
Around 300 inmates remained at large on Wednesday (July 6) after a suspected raid by Islamist Boko Haram militants on a prison in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Tuesday (July 5) night, an interior ministry official said. Shuaib Belgore, permanent secretary at the interior ministry, told journalists outside the 900-inmate prison that a security officer was killed during the raid and three others were injured.
19 Jul 2022
The plane had reportedly requested clearance for an emergency landing at nearby Kavala airport but did not manage to reach it. Serbia's defense minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said all eight crew members had died.
20 Jul 2022
Ecuador's prison agency said 13 inmates had been killed and 2 injured in the latest incident of violence at the Bellavista prison in Santo Domingo. Another such incident at the prison killed 44 in May this year.
25 Jul 2022
Greece is battling three major wildfires and evacuating thousands amid a heat wave. Rising temperatures in Spain bring fears of more blazes throughout the country
31 Jul 2022
Greece and Turkey have been at loggerheads for decades over the eastern Aegean islands. During a visit to Athens, Germany's foreign minister said the "islands are Greek territory," drawing a strong rebuke from Turkey.
7 Aug 2022
The head of the Greek intelligence service has stepped down during a scandal after a reported attempt to spy on an opposition politician. The resignation came amid swirling accusations about the use of Predator software.
The EU will no longer monitor Greek state finances, ending a policy that lasted for 12 years. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotaki calls it a "historic day for Greece and all Greeks."
The fire at Tehran's Evin prison over the weekend killed eight people, authorities said. Details over the blaze were scarce as officials sought to distance the incident from nationwide protests.
Evin prison incident 'is part of what is going on in the streets'.
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