Migrants seek new routes into Balkans after formal borders sealed

As dusk fell on Saturday evening, a Reuters witness saw a group of up to 70 people crossing into Macedonia from Greece, at a point where there is no razor wire fence between the two countries.

Over 400 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean

Over 400 migrants were believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean on Monday after four boats capsized and another began to sink, according to reports.

Pope Francis, in lesson to Europe, brings 12 Syrian refugees from Greece to Italy

Pope Francis, in lesson to Europe, brings 12 Syrian refugees from Greece to Italy

Pope Francis took three families of Syrian refugees back to Rome on Saturday after visiting the frontline of Europe`s migrant crisis at a camp in Greece where migrants wept at his feet, kissed his hand and begged for help.

'You are not alone', Pope tells refugees on Lesbos

Pope Francis on Friday told refugees trapped on the Greek island of Lesbos that they are "not alone" in their plight, and called on the world to respond with "common humanity" to the migrant crisis.

Pope, on landmark Lesbos visit, `wants to take back refugees`

Pope, on landmark Lesbos visit, `wants to take back refugees`

Lesbos has been the first port of call in the EU for hundreds of thousands of asylum-seekers fleeing war, poverty and persecution in the Middle East and Asia.

Five migrants drown off Greek island of Samos after boat capsizes

Five migrants - four women and one child - drowned when their boat capsized off the Greek island of Samos close to Turkey`s coast, Greek coast guard officials said on Saturday.

Syria transitional govt must include regime, opposition: Assad

Syria transitional govt must include regime, opposition: Assad

President Bashar al-Assad said Wednesday that any transitional government in Syria should include both the regime and opposition, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged greater efforts to tackle the country`s refugee crisis.

US pledges another $20 million for refugee aid in Europe

The United States will provide an additional $20 million (18 million euros) in aid for refugees in Europe, a senior US official said Monday.

Pope Francis slams `rejection` of migrants, refugees in Easter message

Pope Francis on Sunday spoke out against the "rejection" of migrants and refugees during his Easter message as Europe struggles with its biggest migration crisis since World War II.

Greece starts emptying border camp as new arrivals slow

Greece said Saturday it has begun emptying the main migrant camp on its border with Macedonia, as the huge tide of refugees flooding into the country slows to a trickle following the EU-Turkey deal.

Pope Francis slams Europe`s `anaesthetised conscience` over migrants in Easter tirade

Pope Francis decried what he called Europe`s "indifferent and anaesthetised conscience" over migrants, during Good Friday prayers in Rome during which he also slammed paedophile priests, arms dealers, fundamentalists and religious persecutors.

United Nation refugee chief concerned about EU-Turkey deal

United Nation refugee chief concerned about EU-Turkey deal

The head of the UN refugee agency said Monday he will be scrutinizing for possible breaches of international law the rollout of a controversial EU-Turkey deal to stem migrant flows into Europe through Greece.

United Nation ceases migrant transfers to sealed Lesbos camp

United Nation ceases migrant transfers to sealed Lesbos camp

The UN refugee agency said on Monday it will no longer transfer newly-arrived migrants on Lesbos to a camp on the island, after Greece began to confine them to the facility as part of the EU-Turkey deal.

Australia hails 600 days of no asylum-seeker boat arrivals

Australia Thursday hailed its controversial regime of turning back asylum-seeker boats as a success after 600 days with no vessels arriving, and almost 700 people being repelled since the policy was launched.

Five dead, including baby, in fresh migrant sinking off Turkey

Turkish coastguards managed to save nine of the migrants on board while two are still missing.

13,000 refugees at Greek border ahead of crunch EU-Turkey migration summit

The huge influx of refugees and migrants has caused major tensions and divisions within the European Union.

Two Syrians jailed over drowning of Syrian toddler Aylan

Two people found guilty of "refugee smuggling" that lead to the much-publicised case of the drowning of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi and four other refugees were sentenced to four years and two months in prison.

Austria slams Germany over misleading refugee information

The Austrian government has accused the German government of releasing misleading information which may keep the refugees within its territory, the media reported on Friday.

German unemployment at record low despite refugee influx

German unemployment at record low despite refugee influx

German unemployment remained at current historic lows in February despite a massive influx of refugees, as the recovery in Europe`s biggest economy remains on track, data showed on Tuesday. 

French court greenlights eviction of migrant camp

A court in Lille, north France upheld the decision to evacuate thousands of migrants camping in Calais, rejecting NGOs request to halt the eviction`s order, Pas-de Calais prefecture authorities has said.