'You are not alone', Pope tells refugees on Lesbos

Pope Francis on Friday told refugees trapped on the Greek island of Lesbos that they are "not alone" in their plight, and called on the world to respond with "common humanity" to the migrant crisis.

13,000 refugees at Greek border ahead of crunch EU-Turkey migration summit

The huge influx of refugees and migrants has caused major tensions and divisions within the European Union.

Jihadists holding over 3,000 Yazidis hostage: Activist

Jihadists holding over 3,000 Yazidis hostage: Activist

Jihadists in Iraq and Syria are holding over 3,000 Yazidi hostages, a Yazidi activist once imprisoned by the Islamic State said Wednesday.

2,000-year-old Greek fort unearthed in Jerusalem

Archaeologists believe they have found the precise location of he Acra, a fortified Hellenistic citadel erected in the heart of Jerusalem by the Seleucid conquerors, after they first destroyed he city in 168 BC.

Twenty-six migrants missing in sea off Greece: Coastguard

Twenty-six migrants were feared missing early on Sunday after a dinghy carrying them sank off the Greek island of Lesbos, the coastguard said.

Greeks despair over drowned refugee children

Greek divers trawled the Aegean Sea on Monday for survivors of the country`s worst maritime accident involving refugees, as officials reacted with despair at the scene of the tragedy in which 15 babies and children drowned.

Migrant sailboat sinks in Aegean; one dead, 15 missing

One person died and at least 15 were missing in the Aegean sea on Tuesday after a sailboat carrying migrants sank in waters between Turkey and Greece, Greek authorities said.

Euro drops after Greek debt talks collapse

The euro fell Monday after talks between Greece and its international creditors collapsed, bringing the threat of a Greek exit from the eurozone closer than ever.

Greece, creditors `very close` to a deal: Minister

Greece and its international creditors were "very close" to a loan deal for the cash-strapped country, a Greek junior minister said Sunday, a day ahead of a key meeting in Brussels.

Germany unblocks Greek bailout in parliament vote

German lawmakers approved a hard-won bailout extension for Greece Friday in a move Germany`s finance chief called "not easy" but necessary, lifting the last hurdle to keeping a crucial lifeline open to Athens.

Greek ex-minister faces life in tax evasion test trial

 A former Greek finance minister went on trial Wednesday for allegedly shielding relatives hiding money in Switzerland, in a case closely watched for proof that the eurozone straggler is serious about tackling tax evasion.

Yanis Varoufakis named Greece`s new finance minister: Govt

Greece`s new finance minister will be Yanis Varoufakis, a 53-year-old radical left-wing economist, the anti-austerity Syriza-led government announced on Tuesday.

`Unnatural` Greek coalition could be short-lived: Analysts

`Unnatural` Greek coalition could be short-lived: Analysts

An "unnatural" coalition government formed Monday between anti-austerity party Syriza and nationalist Independent Greeks could prove short-lived, analysts said.

Singer Demis Roussos dies aged 68

Greek singer Demis Roussos, who sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, has died at the Hygeia Hospital in Athens. He was 68.

Spain`s anti-austerity Podemos hails Greek ally Syriza

The leader of Spain's anti-austerity party on Sunday hailed a clear election victory by its Greek radical left-wing ally Syriza, saying it would free Greece from austerity politics which he said were dictated by Germany.

Libyan fighter jets bomb Greek tanker ship, killing two

Fighter jets dispatched by Libya's internationally recognised government bombed a Greek-owned tanker ship at an eastern city controlled by Islamist extremists on Monday, killing two crew members and wounding two, Libyan and Greek officials said.

Notorious Greek terror fugitive arrested

A notorious veteran of a far-left Greek terrorist group was arrested near Athens on Saturday, police said, almost a year after he absconded while on prison leave.

Italian ferry evacuated in Greek waters as fire takes hold

A rescue operation is under way in high winds in Greek waters for an Italian ferry carrying 466 people that has caught fire, Greek officials said early Sunday.

Greek far-left group suspected of Israeli embassy attack

Greek police on Friday said a far-left group was likely responsible for a night-time gun attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens that saw the building sprayed with gunfire but no one hurt.

Thousands in Greek anti-austerity protests as reform talks stall

 Thousands of Greeks were protesting against a new bout of austerity on Thursday in a general strike as the government failed to break a deadlock with the country`s international creditors.