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Refugees and migrants try to bring down part of the border fence during a protest at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni, on February 29th, 2016. Photograph: Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters

Police have fired tear gas and stun grenades after a few hundred migrants angry at long delays in entering Macedonia broke a gate on the border with (...)

Greek policemen removing Afghan migrants from the border and conducting them to the bus, near Gevgelija, Macedonia. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

The European Union has warned of a possible humanitarian crisis in Greece, which is struggling to cope with rising numbers of migrants trapped on its(...)

Women and children migrants in the Serbian village of Miratovac after crossing the Macedonian border.  Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Lamine Buasida placed his sodden shoes in the weak winter sunshine, peeled off his soaking socks and gingerly rubbed his painful feet. Their soles wer(...)

Migrants arriving at the port of Mytilene on Lesbos: Since the start of this year, more than 500 people have drowned while trying to make the sea crossing between Turkey and Greece’s islands. Photograph: Stratis Balaskas/EPA

Like most urban burial grounds in Greece, space is at a premium in the main cemetery in Mytilene, capital of the country’s third largest island, Le(...)

Migrant women carrying children comfort each other upon reaching the Greek island of Kos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece. Photograph: Angelor Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

Greek police registration officers working around the clock have reduced the numbers of Syrian refugees stuck in miserable conditions on the holiday i(...)

Syrian men form a safety passage for women following clashes during a registration procedure in the national stadium on the Greek island of Kos yesterday. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Greek police used fire extinguishers and batons against migrants on the island of Kos, where hundreds had gathered at a stadium to wait for immigrati(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: he urged the European Parliament to expedite the directive through the parliamentary process. The proposal, which was published  almost three years ago, has met resistance in the parliament due to concerns over data privacy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

EU foreign ministers pledged to intensify efforts to combat terrorism at EU level and increase engagement with the Muslim world, as the EU held its (...)

A Belgian soldier guards the entrance of the Jewish Museum in central Brussels. Belgium is deploying hundreds of troops to guard potential targets of terrorism, including Jewish sites, diplomatic missions and EU institutions. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Belgian prosecutors have asked for the extradition of a person detained in Greece over a possible link with a foiled Islamist plot to attack Belgian p(...)

A Belgian policeman stands guard at the national airport of Zaventem. Belgian authorities have gained the help of Greece in finding suspects in last weeks terror attack. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters.

Greek authorities have detained several people for questioning in connection with the foiled Islamist plot to attack Belgian police, Greek police s(...)

A Syrian Alawite refugee woman sits with her children in a tent at the courtyard of Pirsultan Abdal Cemevi in Istanbul on October 11th last. Turkey has registered more than 600,000 Syrian refugees. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Syrian refugees detained by Greek police last month say they were beaten and denied food and water during a 12-hour detention period. “Mohammad”, a m(...)

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