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Members of the Presidential Guard walk in front of the Parthenon temple atop of Acropolis Hill after the Greek flag raising ceremony in Athens, on March 25, 2021. (AFP)

Greece celebrates 200 years of independence in pared-back ceremony

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Special The picture-perfect island of Santorini, with its proliferation of blue-domed buildings, is a honeymooners’ favorite. (Shutterstock)

Why Greece is such a popular hotspot for Arab tourists 

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Special Exports from Greece to Saudi Arabia and vice versa have played a prominent role in the flowering of their commercial relationship. (AFP/File Photo)

Growing Greek-Saudi business ties build on history 

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Special How the Greek diaspora rallied to defend the 1821 War of Independence 

How the Greek diaspora rallied to defend the 1821 War of Independence 

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Special Madinah, Saudi Arabia, circa 1915 when it was part of the Ottoman Empire. From Heroes of Modern Adventure, published 1927. (Getty Images/Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group) photos

Book by Saudi author unravels Ottoman atrocities in Madinah 

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Special Saudi fans cheers their team on against Vietnam during a men's football qualifying match for the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Dammam. (AFP/File Photo)

How Saudi Arabia made its Olympic dreams a reality 

By Ali Khaled ·