The measures also include extending family reunification among refugees from one year to three years.
Merkel said Germany needs to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust.
LGBT charities have reported a surge in homophobic violence in asylum centers.
The artwork appeared opposite the French Embassy in London on Saturday evening.
Two volunteers in Calais, one British, the other Irish, are hoping to cast light within the shanty town.
Merkel fears that Berlin turning away refugees would bring the end of the euro and the EU's single market.
The U.N. said Denmark's plan could fuel fear and xenophobia.
The majority of Syrian refugees in Lebanon are living below the national poverty line.
The new refugees arrive confused and desperate to find out how to move on.
Despite the political unrest surrounding the Germany's refugee influx, its leading academic institutions are opening their doors to Syrians
Africa's first ever bandy team is making history.
The Sudanese refugee, who walked 31 miles along the Channel Tunnel from France to England in August 2015, has been granted asylum in the U.K.
The budget is more than double the $8.7 billion mooted by the German government in November.
The couple split the money between two charities that aid Syrian conflict victims and refugees.
Malala Yousafzai welcomed Syrian fellow schoolgirl-activist Muzoon Almellehan.
On Thursday, EU leaders will vote on proposals for a bigger, faster system.
Merkel U-turn may be the result of pressure from growing opposition, within her own party and rival parties too.
Merkel has been the chancellor of Germany for 10 years.
British celebrities, musicians and actors contributed to the Letters of Noel event on Monday.
The IOM estimates around 3,500 refugees have died while crossing the Mediterranean so far this year
The detention follows an agreement made between the EU and Turkey on Sunday.
Germany expects 970,000 refugees to arrive by the end of 2015.
Hungarian authorities have been overwhelmed by asylum seekers.
The president wants the U.S. to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees, but the GOP opposes.
Anna abatov, Ombudsman for Human Rights, said conditions were 'worse than Czech prisons'