About 100 refugees spread out over about 100 metres tugging at the wire fence, but swiftly pulled back when two squads of Greek riot police moved in
"The Civil Guard at Ceuta estimates that 500 people could have succeeded in entering the town," the emergency services said on Twitter.
'I am carrying the flame for myself, but also for Syrians, for refugees everywhere, for Greece, for sports, for my swimming and basketball teams,' Ibrahim al-Hussein says
Total number of fatalities in the Mediterranean since Jan. 1 is now 4,715, up by 1,148 compared to last year, IOM says
European Commission says controls should stay for further 3 months
Children are usually the most who suffer in war with the current refugee crisis considered to be one of the largest humanitarian crisis experienced in history
Omer Celik says EU failed to keep its promise of visa liberalization, but should do so before 2017
In a report on the plight faced by the world's 21 million refugees, the London-based human rights body lamented that countries immediately neighbouring crisis zones bear the brunt of the global refugee problem.
Turkish Coast Guard apprehends 72 foreigners trying to cross Aegean Sea to reach Greek island of Lesbos
Young Pakistani migrant is grateful for security but feels stifled by lack of freedom at Lesbos camp
Stylianides did not give details of how much each card would be worth.
Governor of Turkey's southern coastal Antalya province says search and rescue operations continue after the storm mishap
UN says hundreds of refugees, migrants reached Greek islands in past 24 hours
The Guardian says UN aid is going to groups closely linked to Bashar al-Assad's supporters
Caught between chronic economic instability and large numbers of migrants, Athens feels abandoned by fellow EU states
Unaccompanied minors and women, and the elderly, face the risk of violence or sexual abuse, says Filippo Grandi
EU-Turkey refugee deal could collapse if Europe does not meet its commitments, says Turkish president
Navy ships patrolling off Libya intervened to help four rubber dinghies and an overcrowded fishing boat, it said.
German interior minister says refugee numbers decreasing compared to 2015
Boat was headed for Italy with 28 Tunisian refugees when it overturned
Fund will pay for education, water facilities for 1 million refugees in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon