Tensions over migrant deal as Angela Merkel, EU officials head to Turkey

Tensions over migrant deal as Angela Merkel, EU officials head to Turkey

Angela Merkel travels to Turkey on Saturday for a high-stakes visit which will require her to walk a diplomatic tightrope between keeping Ankara sweet over a crucial migrant deal and taking a stand on European values.

Patriarch tells EU to open doors to migrants: `Some may be angels`

Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I reiterated that Christians have a moral duty to show hospitality to strangers.

Clashes break out as France begins clearing Calais migrant camp

Clashes break out as France begins clearing Calais migrant camp

Clashes with police broke out on Monday as work got underway to clear part of the shanty town outside Calais in northern France where migrants are trying to reach Britain.

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.

Europe rifts widen as migrant arrivals top 110,000 this year

Tensions reached boiling point between European states worst affected by the migrant crisis ahead of a meeting of Balkan states on Wednesday, as new figures showed no let-up in the influx of people.

Pope decries global `human tragedy` of forced migration

Pope decries global `human tragedy` of forced migration

Francis made a point of holding the service in Ciudad Juarez, which lies across from El Paso, Texas, to pray for migrants.

EU blasts Greece over migrant crisis as seven more drown

Seven migrants drowned trying to reach Greece on Wednesday, as the European Union blasted Athens for its handling of the crisis, saying it had "seriously neglected" its duty to protect the bloc`s borders.

Migrants wounded in gunfight in camp near Dunkirk

Three migrants from the Grande-Synthe camp near Dunkirk, northern France, were injured on Tuesday in what a charity worker said appeared to be a fight between rival bands of smugglers.

Greece blasts `lies` in EU migrant talks

Greece lashed out on Monday at what it called "lies" by its EU partners following calls for Athens to be suspended from the Schengen passport-free zone if it fails to staunch the flow of migrants into Europe.

Austria to `turn away` migrants aiming to pass through Germany

Austria to `turn away` migrants aiming to pass through Germany

Germany has been turning away a growing number of migrants at its border with Austria, sending hundreds back into Austria every day.
 

India has largest diaspora population in world: UN report

India's diaspora population is the largest in the world with 16 million people from India living outside their country in 2015, according to a latest UN survey on international migrant trends.

Bodies of nine migrants found washed up on Turkey beach: Report

Turkish authorities on Tuesday found the bodies of at least nine migrants, including several children, washed up on a beach after their boat sank en route to Greece, Dogan news agency reported.

Macedonia erects fence on Greek border to control migrant flow

Macedonia started building a fence on its border with Greece on Saturday to better control the influx of migrants passing through the Balkan country, an AFP photographer at the frontier said.

Turkish coastguard exercise likely slowed migrant arrivals, briefly: IOM

A Turkish coastguard training operation appears to have dramatically decreased migrant arrivals to Greece, the International Organization for Migration said Friday, but stressed the large influx had resumed after just a few days.

Watch: This story of Kashmiri Pandits will make you cry

Watch: This story of Kashmiri Pandits will make you cry

Amid debate over alleged intolerance in India, the story of Kashmiri Pandits, who were forced to flee their homes in early 1990s, will give you a jolt. 

Turkey says migration, terror on G20 summit agenda

Turkey says migration, terror on G20 summit agenda

The G20 summit that Turkey will host in November will discuss the crisis of migration, a Turkish foreign ministry official said on Tuesday.

Culture shock can make you a better thinker

 Culture shocks that result from migrating to a different country or accepting a refugee from other countries, can actually make us better thinkers, says an interesting study.

Europe`s migrant crisis, Syria in the UN spotlight

 The war in Syria and Europe`s migration crisis take centre stage at the United Nations on Wednesday as world leaders work to overcome deep divisions over how to confront the turmoil.

Montenegro prepares for migrants influx

Montenegro is preparing for the likely influx of migrants from Syria and beyond as they carve out a new path on their journey to Western Europe, the government said Friday.

Send me home to Iran, immigrant begs British police

 An Iranian man handed himself in to British police demanding to be deported before it emerged he was in the country legally and simply hoping to be sent home as he was sick of Britain.