A volunteer distributes water to migrants on a train from Budapest to Munich at the Austrian. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images

Trainloads of migrants arrived in Austria and Germany from Hungary on Monday as European Union asylum rules collapsed under the strain of a wave of mi(...)

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(...)

A migrant reacts as he carries a child during clashes with Macedonian police at the Greek-Macedonian border. Photograph: Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters 1:38

Macedonian police drove back crowds of migrants and refugees trying to enter from Greece on Friday after a night spent stranded in no-man’s land by an(...)

An Afghan policeman inspects a damaged vehicle at the site of a car bomb blast at the entrance gate to Kabul airport, Afghanistan. Photograph: Muhammad Ismail/Reuters.

A car bomb exploded near the entrance to Kabul airport on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding 16. The explosion came days after a(...)

Supporters of the No campaign react during the results of the referendum in Athens. Photograph: ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU/EPA

Greece’s ruling Syriza party hailed the overwhelming result as a triumph for its anti-austerity stance, while recriminations among Greek conservative(...)