Greece declares state of emergency on quake-hit Lesbos

Jun 14, 2017

Greece declares state of emergency on quake-hit Lesbos

Greek authorities declared a state of emergency on the island of Lesbos on Tuesday, a day after an earthquake killed one woman and displaced more than 800 people. The 6.2-magnitude undersea quake occurred south of Lesbos on Monday, but was felt as far away ...

Feb 5, 2017

Turkey detains about 400 Islamic State suspects in nationwide raids

Turkish police on Sunday detained hundreds of suspected members of the Islamic State extremist group in nationwide raids, just over a month after an attack on an Istanbul nightclub claimed by the jihadis. Among around 400 detained in the biggest operation so far against ...

Dec 26, 2016

Turkey beefs up forces on border with Syria

Turkey on Sunday deployed more tanks and artillery to the border with war-torn Syria, where Ankara is pressing a campaign to capture an Islamic State group bastion, reports said. Several tanks, military transport vehicles and at least 10 artillery units including cannons were sent ...