Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said those kidnapped included 14 workers, three engineers and one accountant. Photograph: Ahmed Saad/Reuters

Masked men in military uniforms have kidnapped 18 Turkish employees of an Ankara-based construction company in Baghdad, bundling them into several SUV(...)

A firefighter works at the scene where a fire in an apartment building in the north of Paris killed eight people. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images 1:03

Eight people have died in an apartment block fire in Paris. Police have detained a man amid suspicions that the blaze, at the foot of the famed Montm(...)

Thai police chief Somyot Poompanmuang  told reporters that the reward offered for information leading to the capture of any bombing suspects would be given to the police team. Photograph: EPA

Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand’s deadliest bombing have arrested a second foreign suspect, prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on T(...)

Migrants demonstrate at the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary on Tuesday after police stopped them from getting on a train to Germany and evacuated the station. Photograph: Tamas Kovacs/MTI via AP.

Hundreds of migrants remain stranded outside Budapest’s Eastern Railway Terminus on Tuesday after police sealed off the terminal to stop them travelli(...)

Austrian Police officers stop and search a car with nine adults and two children as they patrol on the motorway near the Austro-Hungarian border, in Nickelsdorf, Austria. Photograph: EPA/Herbert P Oczeret

Austrian authorities have found around 200 asylum seekers and arrested five people traffickers as part of a new operation along the country’s borders,(...)

An undated photo  of  Ayoub El-Khazzani, who was overpowered by two US servicemen and other passengers  during an attack aboard an Amsterdam-Paris Thalys train on August 21st, 2015. File photograph: EPA

The man who boarded a high-speed Amsterdam-to-Paris train with a Kalashnikov rifle before being tackled by passengers was on the radar of authorities (...)

 A handout image from the  Italian navy of  August 22nd, 2015, of a vessel  crowded with refugees being picked up off the Italian coast in the Strait of Sicily. Photograph: Italian navy/EPA

The Italian navy rescued a total of 1,700 migrants aboard five boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday after receiving requests for help from nearly tw(...)

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve attends a news conference at the Interior ministry in Paris, France this afternoon. Photograph:Regis Duvignau/Reuters

A gunman overpowered by passengers on a train in France on Friday was known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant, provided the ide(...)

Syrian migrants on an overcrowded dinghy try to disembark on the shore of the Greek island of Kos this week. Photograph: EPA/YANNIS KOLESIDIS

The beheading earlier this week of Khaled al-Asaad, an 83-year-old archaeologist, by Islamic State militants in the Syrian city of Palmyra brings into(...)

French police detain a man on a train station platform at Arras after shots were fired on the Amsterdam to Paris Thalys high-speed train and several people were injured. Photograph: Christina Cathleen Coons/Reuters

Three people were wounded in a shooting incident on high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris on Friday, the French interior ministry said. A man w(...)