A woman reflects on the streets of Paris after the November attacks.  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The way we respond to terrorist incidents is critical to whether terrorism proliferates or not, according to Prof Ian Robertson, professor of psycholo(...)

Migrants and refugees rest inside the old airport building in Athens, which is used as a temporary hosting shelter, on Friday. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA.

The European Union’s top migration official has warned of a looming refugee “disaster” for the bloc, as Greece struggles to handle rising numbers of (...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin  with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/AFP/Getty Images

When Vladimir Putin went to the rescue of the embattled Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and ordered Russian air strikes on Syria last autumn, defenc(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry speaks during a joint news conference with Jordan’s foreign minister Nasser Judeh in Amman on Sunday. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday a provisional agreement had been reached with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on terms for a ce(...)

A Turkish police officer holds an assault rifle during clashes with protesters demonstrating against government-imposed curfews on February 15th in Diyarbakir, Turkey. Photograph: Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

A claim of responsibility on Friday by the little-known Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (Tak) for last Wednesday’s bombing in Ankara, which killed 28 people(...)

Germany chancellor Angela Merkel, under continuing domestic political pressure over the refugee crisis, welcomed what she described as progress at the EU summit in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

EU countries have agreed to prioritise a plan to stem the numbers of refugees arriving from Turkey, as countries remained divided on the refugee cris(...)

Refugees and migrants children line up as they walk along a border fence after they crossed the Slovenian-Austrian border. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

European Union member states threw their weight behind a joint EU-Turkey plan to limit the flow of refugees to Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel(...)

Refugees wait on a Greek coastguard ship on the island of Lesbos on Thursday after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey.  Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

EU leaders meeting in Brussels on the first day of a two-day summit pledged to intensify their efforts to tackle the refugee crisis, revealing growing(...)

Iraqi pro-government forces drive their armoured vehicles in the Jwaibah area, on the eastern outskirts of Ramadi, on February 8th after they retook the region from Islamic State  group jihadists. Photograph: Al-Dulaimi/AFP/Getty Images

Major powers trying to forge a Syrian peace plan have made almost no progress in overcoming one of the main obstacles to ending the war: deciding who (...)

The bus damaged by a bomb detonated by remote control on a road linking Diyarbakir to the district of Lice . It followed Wednesday’s attack in Ankara, which left 28 dead. Photograph: Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey has claimed Kurds based in Syria were responsible for Wednesday’s car bomb attack on a military convoy in Ankara, as another explosion hit a co(...)