Tag: Chios

Journalist Stefanos Chios was shot twice outside his home
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Journalist Stefanos Chios was shot twice outside his home

Panos - Jul 27, 2020

Two hooded men had set an ambush on the journalist and publisher Stefanos Chios outside his house in Vrilissia. Shortly after three in the morning, while returning…

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The Poor Millionaire of Chios

Panos - Aug 01, 2019

Nearly one million euros were just found in the bank account belonging to 90-year-old Pantelis Tsoflias from Chios, who passed away on Monday. The elderly man, who…

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Chios: A mastic-scented island with fascinating history

Panos - Dec 11, 2018

Much as Chios is famous for its mastic, it is not the only “magic” one can find on this island. Alongside its rich history starting from the…

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Three Antiquity Smugglers Arrested in Chios Island

Panos - Nov 24, 2017

An inspection carried out at the port of Chios by members of the Special Missions and the Port Authority Security Office, identified two transport pallets carrying 8…

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Rainfall and thefts put Greek mastiha production at risk

Panos - Sep 05, 2017

Unexpected summer rainfall, combined with a growing number of thefts, is jeopardising the production of the main ingredient of Greece’s famous Mastiha liqueur both in quality and…

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Chios residents tense over rumors of new refugee camp

Sokratis - Jan 28, 2017

Speculation that authorities are planning to construct an additional migrant reception center to ease congestion at the existing hot spot on the eastern Aegean island of Chios…

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Man jailed for abusing son in Chios migrant camp

makis - Dec 16, 2016

A court on Chios has sentenced a 32-year-old Syrian migrant to a total of five years in prison, without parole, for physically abusing his 3-year-old son last…

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Government out to appease locals over migrants

chris1 - Nov 27, 2016

With patience running thin among local communities and migrants at overcrowded camps across the eastern Aegean, government officials said that the best solution would be to speed…

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Chios camp violence of ‘serious concern,’ says UNHCR

makis - Nov 18, 2016

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday issued a statement expressing “serious concern” over recent violence at the Souda migrant reception center on the Aegean…

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Unrest returns to migrant facility on Chios

Sokratis - Nov 05, 2016

A fresh bout of unrest broke out at one of the reception centers for migrants on the Aegean island of Chios on Friday after heavy rain led…

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Chios: Refugees and migrants block entrances to VIAL hot spot

makis - Oct 20, 2016

Dozens of refugees and migrants blocked off the two entrances to the VIAL hot spot on Chios on Thursday morning, in demonstration of the major delays in…

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Chios refugee center burned in riot

chris1 - Oct 09, 2016

Authorities on the eastern Aegean island of Chios were working on Saturday to repair the damage wreaked to a refugee reception center after frustrated youths set fire…

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Hundreds of protesters march in Chios against government’s migration policies

Panos - Sep 29, 2016

Hundreds of Chiots marched in the center of Chios on Wednesday evening to protest the government’s migration policy and demand the closure of hotspots on the island.…

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Chios may be left without air link to Europe in 2017

Sokratis - Sep 24, 2016

The looming risk for Chios is being left without air links to other European countries in 2017. This is due to the negative image created in foreign…

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Chios: Violent clashes at the refugee camp in Souda

makis - Sep 23, 2016

Algerian and Syrian refugees clashed in the camp at Souda on Chios leaving four injured late on Thursday evening, with the police having the intervene and detain…

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Fire on Chios under control – Fire Brigade remains on full alert

Panos - Jul 26, 2016

The major fire that broke out on the islands of Chios early on Monday morning appears to be under control, with the Fire Brigade having managed to…

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Major fire breaks out on Chios – Three settlements evacuated

Panos - Jul 25, 2016

The strong winds are making it difficult for the Fire Brigade to tackle a major fire that broke out in the early hours on Monday morning in…

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Tension at Chios hotspot over asylum application delays

makis - Jul 19, 2016

There is major tension at the VIAL hotspot on Chiors, where a group of about 100 refugees from African countries have occupied the road leading to the…

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Chios: 50 Syrian and Iraqi refugees continue hunger strike

makis - May 23, 2016

A total of 50 refugees from Syria and Iraq, who are currently at the municipal camp at Souda on Chios, are carrying on with their hunger strike.…

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Chios police chief steps down

Panos - May 19, 2016

Andreas Damiris on Thursday stepped down as Chios police chief citing personal reasons. Reports suggested his resignation was tied to the ongoing refugee and migrant crisis. Dimitris…