CALAIS: Four migrants were shot Thursday during a huge brawl in the French port of Calais involving a hundred Afghans and Eritreans armed with sticks and stones, local authorities said. One of the four is in life-threatening condition and was being transferred to the bigger regional hospital in the northern city of Lille, prosecutors said. The nearly two-hour fight broke out on the southern outskirts of Calais among migrants who had been queueing for food handouts. A second fight then broke out at an industrial site…
BERLIN, GERMANY: One year after opening Germany's doors to a mass influx of refugees, Chancellor Angela Merkel insists she was right and has stuck to her message that "we can do it".
QADISIYA LABOUR CAMP, SAUDI ARABIA: "We will wait here - one year, two years. We will wait for our money. Then we will go back," said Sardar Naseer, 35, a Pakistani welder at the Qadisiya Labour Camp, which houses around 2,000 workers from construction conglomerate Saudi Oger.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The number of refugees and others fleeing their homes worldwide has hit a new record, spiking to 65.3 million people by the end of 2015, the United Nations said on Monday.
TRIPOLI: The bodies of 85 migrants have been found washed up on the coast of Libya, a major departure point for the sea crossing to Europe, the Red Crescent said Monday.
STOCKHOLM: German Chancellor Angela Merkel could win this year's Nobel Peace Prize, a media report said Friday, amid speculation her response to Europe's migrant crisis could be recognised by the prestigious jury next week.
ROME: The European Union must take a collective stand to tackle migrant trafficking at its source in African countries, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Wednesday ahead of an emergency summit of the bloc's leaders to discuss the crisis.