Anti-refugee rhetoric is a useful distraction from government corruption and incompetence.
A total of 431 people were aboard the Boeing 747 that flew to Iraq after failing to enter the EU as Brussels strives to prevent migrant access to the bloc through Minsk.
Meanwhile, Iraq Airways said it will carry out a repatriation flight to bring Iraqis stuck on the Belarus-Poland border back home.
Ukraine will deploy security personnel to run drills on its border with Belarus to prevent a potential crisis with migrants amid high tensions between Brussels and Minsk.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu rules out migration deal with EU limited to financial assistance for Turkey's hosting of refugees from Afghanistan.
EU countries have accused Belarus of deliberately pushing migrants across its borders, especially from Lithuania, in retaliation for sanctions imposed in June.
In a letter to Interior Minister Priti Patel, Labour’s Yvette Cooper, chair of parliament’s Home Affairs Committee, questioned overcrowding and length of stays at a “completely inappropriate” accommodation where asylum seekers are detained.
PM Mario Draghi wanted to propose at May 24 summit that EU make a deal with Libya to offer financial aid in exchange for hosting refugees, local media had reported.
Top EU officials meet President Erdogan in Ankara with high-level talks held on issues including refugee crisis, trade, visa liberalisation as well as revamp of ties.
Video shows distressed migrant boat in Greek waters being pushed back by EU's border agency and Greek coast guard, followed by Turkish rescue of asylum seekers.
South American drug cartels are minting money by separating children from their parents and then having their members pose as the children's relatives in order to cross into the US.
A fire earlier this week destroyed much of the camp near the town of Bihac that had already been harshly criticised by international officials and aid groups as inadequate for housing refugees and migrants.
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