Mouhamad, a 40-year-old dentist and poet, lived in Aleppo, Syria, for many years.
Last month's EU-Turkey deal on tackling the migrant flow has begun to produce results, a top EU official says.
Hollywood star and UNHCR goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie visits a makeshift camp in Greece and says the refugees were stuck in a "deteriorating humanitarian situation" and needed help.
More than 131,000 migrants and refugees reach Europe via the Mediterranean this year, more than the total number in the first half of 2015, the United Nations says.
A team of rescue workers watched as at least 31 refugees drowned in the Aegean Sea fearing being charged with people smuggling.
Three months after the death of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old who's body washed up on a beach, his Abdullah bears a Christmas message to the world.
Slovenia says it has allowed most of the 5,000 people who were stranded in wet and muddy conditions on its border with Croatia in the country.
The welcome smiles of cheering crowds have started to wear off. Islamophobia has gripped Europe's Catholic societies. The influx of Muslim refugees has become a hot agenda for extreme right wing parties in Germany, France and Britain.
Given the prominent roles these nations have in reducing the once thriving Middle Eastern country to rubble and displacing millions in the process, it is nothing short of hypocrisy for them to essentially demand refugees to respect their borders when they had no qualms about invading Syria's border.