Nearly 1 million refugees and migrants have passed through Greece since the Syrian war began, leaving its environment and economy under duress — particularly during summers when tourism is in full swing.
More than 200 years ago, the British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire took a large part of the decorative marble sculptures and architecture off the outside of the Parthenon and brought them to London, where they now sit in the British Museum. For nearly 200 years, Greece has been asking for them back, to no avail.
Lawrence Alatrash fled his homeland in 2012, not only because of the developing Syrian civil war but also because of safety concerns due to his sexual orientation and gender identity. Now, at 25, he has the freedom to openly express his true self for the first time.
After eight years of emergency loans, Greece on Monday exited the international bailout program that prevented it from going bankrupt. Far from celebrating, Greeks are still reeling from heavy pension cuts, tax hikes and troubling levels of unemployment.
In the refugee camps on the Greek island of Lesbos, vulnerable refugees, such as pregnant women, older people or families with small children can have their asylum cases processed faster than single men, who often wait the longest for any answer on their applications. Some men feel ignored and stuck.
Behzad says he was imprisoned and tortured in Iran for four years before fleeing to Greece. In Athens, a special clinic for torture survivors, run by Doctors Without Borders, is helping people like him rebuild their lives.
As nonprofits educate and train women, the gap in programming can and has caused additional conflict and violence in the homes of many refugee women whose husbands have begun to feel their power slip away as their wives and daughters move forward with their lives.
Under severe pressure from conservative allies at home, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on European leaders on Thursday to forge a common approach to migration, calling it a "make or break" issue for Europe.
For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name of a tiny island in the Mediterranean, located north of Crete. The answer is the Greek island of Antikythera. The World's David Leveille reports on new theory about the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient computing device dating back to 100 B.C. Researchers say it may have functioned as a calendar of the ancient Olympics.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Aegean Sea. The Britannic, which was a First World War hospital ship, sank in the Aegean Sea in 1916 after striking a German mine. The BBC's Malcolm Brabant reports that a company plans to offer submarine trips to the site of the wreck starting next year.
Protesters and strikers were out in the streets of Athens as Greece coped with a fifth straight day of unrest. Journalist Maria Margaronis talks to anchor Marco Werman about why young people in Greece feel alienated and betrayed by their government.
High winds fanned huge wildfires to the north of Athens this past weekend. Many of those fires are now under control. But thousands there were forced to flee their homes, including the BBC's Malcolm Brabant. He speaks with anchor Jeb Sharp.