US president Barack Obama delivers a statement at the National Counterterrorism Center in Mclean, Virginia. Photograph: Reuters/Carlos Barria

US president Barack Obama sought to deliver reassurance to Americans anxious about the threat of another terrorist attack as they travel and celebrate(...)

A painting by Liox in front of the Republic statue in Paris: France has reimposed border controls. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

One of the inevitable consequences of the Paris terrorist attacks is that France will need to spend more on security, especially on intelligence. So w(...)

US Republican candidate Dr Ben Carson on Syrian refugees: “If there’s a rabid dog running around in your neighbourhood, you’re probably not going to assume something good about that dog. It doesn’t mean you hate all dogs, but you’re putting your intellect into motion.” Photograph: Chris Keane/Reuters

Republicans were tripping over themselves this week to ratchet up the anti-refugee rhetoric in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, targeting Syrian mi(...)

Reem Akkad, a Syrian-American woman who was born in Michigan and who grew up in the US, Syria and other parts of the Middle East. She is a board member of Syrian American Rescue Network, a non-political and non-religious group of volunteers in southern-eastern Michigan set up to help Syrians settle in the US. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Lujain Breijawi and her cousin Alaa Breijawi, both 24, sit in their rented home in a Detroit suburb in Michigan, as Alaa’s daughter Hind (4) plays beh(...)

Pope Francis arrives to lead the weekly general audience in Saint Peters Square last week. Photograph: Alessamdro Di Meo/EPA

US authorities arrested a 15-year-old last month for allegedly plotting an Islamic State-inspired attack that targeted Pope Francis, according to ABC (...)

People   cross the border between Hungary and Austria on September 10th, 2015, near Nickelsdorf, Austria. The US has made its first specific commitment  towards increasing its acceptance of migrants from Syria.  Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama has directed his administration to take in at least 10,000 people fleeing the conflict in Syria over the next year. White Ho(...)

Military veteran David Croft brings flowers to a memorial near where the shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee took place. Photograph: EPA.

Investigators on Friday sought to determine what led a 24-year-old gunman to open fire at two military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four(...)

NYSE suspends trading due to “technical glitch”.

Simon Carswell, Washington Correspondent Trading on the New York Stock Exchange came to a halt on Wednesday morning due to a technical fault, just hou(...)

Office of Personnel Management in Washington: data on millions of US government workers has been hacked. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Rarely has a computer hack of personal information, allegedly by agents of a foreign government, caused such a stir in Washington DC. A breach at the (...)

Sean MacGiolla Deacair (56), of Carig Cuirte, Teach Sagard, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possessing child pornography at his former Temple Manor Close home in Dublin 12 on May 28th, 2011. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A former businessman who shared thousands of images of child pornography with up to 20 online contacts has been jailed for two years.Sean MacGiolla De(...)