Women hug in front of the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, on November 13th, 2016, the first anniversary of the massacre. Photograph: Thibault Camus/File/AP Photo

Islamist attacks on the night of Friday, November 13th, 2015, in Paris and at the Stade de France claimed the lives of 130 people and wounded hundreds(...)

A courtroom sketch by Elisabeth de Pourquery shows defendant Ayoub El Khazzani sitting in a dock of the Paris Courthouse in Paris, France. Photograph: Elisabeth de Pourquery/AFP via Getty Images

A suspected jihadist gunman has gone on trial in Paris on terror charges for moving through a train in 2015 with an arsenal of weapons and shooting on(...)

This combination of file photographs shows French nationals sentenced by a Baghdad court to death for joining the Islamic State group. Photograph: Getty Images

Forty-five lawyers, including some of the most prestigious names of the French bar, protested this week against what they call “state cynicism” in all(...)

A file picture released on June 1, 2014 shows Mehdi Nemmouche, a 29-year-old suspected gunman who shot dead four people at the Jewish museum in Brussels Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty

The trial of Mehdi Nemmouche, the French jihadist accused of murdering four people in the Jewish Museum in Brussels on May 24th 2014, will begin on Th(...)

Jawad Bendaoud, the man who allegedly lent his Paris suburb apartment to the suspected ringleader of the attacks on Paris, during his arrest in Saint-Denis in November 2015. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images/BFMTV

The first trial linked to the November 13th, 2015 jihadist attacks that killed 139 people in Paris opened on Wednesday. Two accused, Jawad Bendaoud an(...)

Thomas Klotz, French lawyer for Christine Rivière, a radicalised mother known as “Granny Jihad”. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Christine Rivière is the oldest of some 30 French women imprisoned after returning from the war zone in Syria. Her age, 51, has earned her the nickna(...)

A placard with a black ribbon is brandished on Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain, following the recent terror attack on the street. Photograph: Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty

Though Islamic State claimed responsibility for twin attacks that killed 15 people in Spain last week, the level of involvement by the “caliphate” is (...)

Spanish Minister of Interior, Juan Ignacio Zoido, shows a picture of alleged terrorist Younes Abouyaaqoub, identified as the driver of the van in the Barcelona attack.  Photograph: EPA

Moroccan youths appear to be easy prey for recruiters from well-developed jihadi networks based in Belgium, Morocco, and Syria. Last week’s vehicle ra(...)

One of the Borough Market attackers: Governments in the Middle East and North Africa must engage the conservative Muslim clerics within their own borders – the individuals responsible for filling young people’s heads with hatred. Photograph: Gabriele Sciotto/AP

Europe’s ties with governments in the Middle East and North Africa are commonly viewed through the prism of multimillion-euro arms deals or criticism (...)

François Hollande: The French president  with army chief of staff Gen Pierre de Villiers (left) and Hollande’s chief of staff, Gen Benoît Puga (right), on October 1st, 2014. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images)

Barack Obama and François Hollande are considered progressive leftists, but the presidents of the US and France, whose terms of office are drawing to(...)

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