Further external interventions would provoke deeper regional upheavals and send more refugees and instability towards Europe.  ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images

The Paris atrocities pose stark political choices in Europe and the Middle East, both of which are struggling with the fallout from Syria’s devastatin(...)

Modern communications and interconnectedness ensured maximum worldwide publicity for the terrorist atrocities that murdered 130 people in Paris last F(...)

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump told a campaign rally in Tennessee that he would “build a big, beautiful safe zone” inside Syria where people could find refuge.  Photograph: Wade Payne/AP

More than half of America’s states are refusing to accept Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks as Republican presidential contenders propo(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping: “Terrorism has become the most serious and pressing security challenge for us.” Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Xi Jinping has strongly condemned Friday’s terror attacks that shook Paris, and called on the international community to support China’s ba(...)

US President Barack Obama gestures during a press conference following the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

G20 leaders meeting in Turkey vowed to intensify efforts to fight terrorism including targeting the funding channels behind extremist organisations, (...)

The deadly atrocities in Paris claimed by Islamic State have encouraged right-wing populists and sympathetic politicians to link the attacks to the hu(...)

(From left) Belgian foreign minister Didier Reynders, Spanish foreign minister, Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo and Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz at the start of the European Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels, Belgium on Monday. Photograph: EPA

A “small number” of people are being monitored by security forces in Ireland in the wake of the Paris attacks, Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Fl(...)

South Korean protesters clash with police as they march towards the presidential house during a rally against the government’s policy in Seoul. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

The South Korean government vowed on Sunday to crack down on any more violent protests, a day after dozens were arrested during a rally against labour(...)

US President Barack Obama disembarks Air Force One after arriving at Antalya International Airport in Antalya, Turkey, for the G20 summit. Photograph: Okan Ozer/Reuters

US President Barack Obama and other world leaders arrived in Turkey on Sunday for a summit that has taken on new urgency after attacks in Paris pushed(...)

Two men pay their repects before laying flowers at a rail cordon close to the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

The abhorrent terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night have shocked the European Union, and left leaders grappling to respond to one of the worst(...)