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Gulf Air appoints country manager in Greece

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has appointed Abdul Hussain Abdul Rahman Hussain, a seasoned aviation professional with over 20 years’ experience, as its country manager in Greece.   Ahmed Janah

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Migrants sent back from Greece arrive in Turkey

Migrants sent back from the Greek island of Lesbos began arriving in Turkey on Monday under a European Union deal aimed at stopping the influx of migrants and refugees into Europe since last year. The first of two Turkish-flagged

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Ahli buys Greek lender Piraeus' Egyptian unit

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) said it has signed a deal with Piraeus Bank, one of the largest private lenders in Greece, to acquire 98.5 per cent of its Egyptian unit as part of its regional expansion strategy. This marks the compl

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18 migrants drown as boat sinks off Turkish coast

At least 18 people attempting to reach Greece drowned after their boat sank off the Turkish coast on Sunday, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported, on the eve of a European meeting aimed at tackling the number of migrants. Th

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Migrant arrivals to Europe this year top 110,000

The number of migrants and refugees arriving in Italy and Greece since the start of the year has risen sharply compared to the same period in 2015 and hundreds are stranded at European borders due to rising restrictions, aid agencies said on Tue

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Migrant arrivals to Europe this year top 110,000

The number of migrants and refugees arriving in Italy and Greece since the start of the year has risen sharply compared to the same period in 2015 and hundreds are stranded at European borders due to rising restrictions, aid agencies said on Tue

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40 dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off Turkey's western coast on Saturday, according to local officials and the Turkish Dogan news agency. More than one million refugees

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Greece to restart oil purchases from Iran

Greece's biggest oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum agreed on Friday to buy crude oil from the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), the first European refiner to restart trade relations with Iran after the lifting of international sanctions.

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Emirates announces second daily service to Athens

Dubai-based Emirates today unveiled plans to boost capacity to Athens with the addition of a second daily flight to the Greek capital from March 1, taking the total weekly flights serving Athens to 14. The flight will be linked to the e

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Gulf-Turkish fund to buy Greece luxury resort

Greece's privatisation agency said on Sunday it signed a €400 million ($434.3 million) deal with Jermyn Street Real Estate Fund to sell Astir Palace, a luxury seaside resort outside Athens. Greece's top administrative

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