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Karolina Tagaris

Pakistan's street cricketers bring game to life in Greece

04 Jul 2019

ATHENS In a barren Athens parking lot, young Pakistanis get in position for a game of cricket. On one end of the dust-covered concrete is a trash can; on the other, a pile of rocks. That is their pitch, and those are its wickets.

Turning boats into bags, refugee stitches together life in Greece

05 Jun 2019

ATHENS Bent over a sewing machine, Fariba Amini stitches her latest design using the unlikeliest of fabrics: a sheet from a discarded rubber dinghy, like the one that brought her and thousands more refugees to Greece.

Blast smashes windows, wrecks offices at Greece's SKAI TV in "attack on democracy"

17 Dec 2018

ATHENS A powerful blast smashed windows and wrecked offices at Greece's SKAI TV in Athens on Monday in what officials called an attack on democracy. No one was injured. | Video

Greece's 'red gold': saffron trade blooms in wilted economy

09 Nov 2018

KROKOS, Greece Every autumn, Zisis Kyrou is more often found plucking flowers in northern Greece's purple saffron fields than in his office as a civil engineer. | Video

For women in Greek migrant camps, even showers are unsafe - Amnesty

05 Oct 2018

ATHENS Women in Greek migrant camps are too scared to leave their tents at night or use communal showers, and many pregnant women have to sleep on the floor in unsanitary conditions, Amnesty International said on Friday.

IRC warns of mental health crisis on Lesbos as Greece moves asylum seekers

25 Sep 2018

ATHENS Greece moved another 400 people from its biggest migrant camp on Tuesday as the International Rescue Committee (IRC) charity warned of a mental health emergency there with 30 percent of people having attempted suicide.

IRC warns of mental health crisis on Lesbos as Greece moves asylum seekers

25 Sep 2018

ATHENS Greece moved another 400 people from its biggest migrant camp on Tuesday as the International Rescue Committee (IRC) charity warned of a mental health emergency there with 30 percent of people having attempted suicide.

From Congo to Greece's basketball league - a migrant boy's journey

21 Sep 2018

THESSALONIKI, Greece He fled hardship and unrest in Congo Republic with nothing but his ball and a change of clothes. Now, not yet 18, Christ Wamba is training with a professional basketball club in Europe. | Video

Syrian swimmer who saved refugees arrested in Greece - lawyer

31 Aug 2018

ATHENS Sarah Mardini, one of two Syrian sisters who saved over a dozen refugees in 2015 by pulling their sinking dinghy to Greece, has been arrested for alleged people smuggling, her lawyer said on Friday.

Greece investigates aid workers for suspected migrant smuggling, espionage

28 Aug 2018

ATHENS Greek authorities have arrested two aid workers and are investigating a total of 30 from the same organisation on the island of Lesbos on suspicion they smuggled migrants into Greece, spied and laundered money, police said on Tuesday.

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