US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and US ambassador to France Jane Hartley, pay tribute to the victims of November 13th terror attacks in Paris, at the Place de la Republique. Photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images

The French writer and statesman André Malraux allegedly predicted that “the 21st century will be a century of religion or it will not be at all.” Th(...)

Vehicles on fire outside the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso during a siege by Islamist gunmen. Photograph: Reuters

Security forces in Burkina Faso retook a hotel in the capital on Saturday a day after al-Qaeda fighters seized it in an assault that killed two dozen (...)

The scene of an attack on a hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Photograph: AP Television

Armed men stormed a hotel in the west African city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, last night, taking hostages and burning vehicles in what appears to b(...)

A soldier on guard  on the  Champs-Elysees in Paris, France,  December 30th, 2015, ahead of what will be subdued new year celebrations in the French capital. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Authorities in Paris, with an eye to security following the November attacks by armed militants, are shortening a new year video light spectacular at (...)

A minute’s silence in Paris for the victims of the November terror attacks which claimed the lives of 130 people. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

It was as if the nightmares of New York on 9/11, Madrid in 2004 and London in 2005 had returned with a vengeance. Jihadist attacks opened and closed 2(...)

Senegalese man Ngame  holds a photocopy of a winning lottery ticket from the Spanish Christmas’ lottery draw on December 22nd, 2015. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

An African migrant who was rescued at sea from an overcrowded wooden boat was among the top prize winners of Spain’s Christmas lottery, according to t(...)

The Government may send another Naval Service ship to the Mediterranean early next year to assist with the ongoing refugee crisis after the LE Samuel Beckett completes its current tour of duty later this month, according to Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney.

The Government may send another Naval Service ship to the Mediterranean early next year to assist with the ongoing refugee crisis after the LE Samuel (...)

Soldiers march past  the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, in the restive Xinjiang province, in China, in July 2014. China has increased security in many parts of Xinjiang. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Islamic State has released a slickly-produced recruitment song in Mandarin Chinese calling on followers of Islam in China to take up arms and sacrifi(...)

When Tinariwen arrived at the Bouffes du Nord venue in Paris last December on the final date of their Emmaar album tour, they were a band who’d se(...)

Turkey will regret “more than once” its shooting down of a Russian bomber jet near the Syrian-Turkish border, Russian president Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin called Thursday for a broad international front against terrorism and accused Turkey of trading oil with Islamic Sta(...)