An armoured car drives along the street in Brussels, Belgium. The city has  witnessed the biggest presence of armed forces since the second World War  Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

A deep sense of anxiety pervaded the streets of Brussels this week as the city was put on lockdown following warnings of a “serious and imminent” terr(...)

 French prime minister Manuel Valls Mr Valls was at home in Paris’s 11th district, just 150 metres from La Belle Équipe café where 19 people were shot dead on the night of November 13th. “I learned a few hours later that the son of close friends, a former gallery owner in Barcelona, died,” he said. Photograph: EPA/Ian Langsdon

“We cannot receive more refugees in Europe, ” French prime minister Manuel Valls has told foreign correspondents in a group interview focused on the N(...)

French security forces stormed a building in the early hours of Wednesday November 18th, in Saint Denis, Paris, where the suspected planner of the  Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was hiding. Photograph: Jerome Groisard/Ministere de l’Interieur – Dicom via AP

The man who provided lodging for the presumed planner of the Paris attacks will go before an anti-terrorism judge on Tuesday evening as the hunt for s(...)

A French police officer stands guard by the Eiffel tower. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

French police believe the jihadist gang that carried out eight coordinated attacks in Paris may have planned to strike another target in the city but(...)

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(...)

 An undated picture released by the French Ministry of the Interior on  November 22nd, 2015, shows an unidentified suspect believed to be one of the suicide attackers of the Paris terror attacks at the Stade the France. Authorities are seeking to identify him. Photograph: EPA

Investigators on Sunday extended into a fifth day the detention of a man arrested on Wednesday outside the building where the suspected ringleader of (...)

Suicide bomber: 20-year-old Bilal Hadfi, who blew himself outside the Stade de France, raising his right index finger in the Islamic State salute

Their faces became familiar to us this week, through images recorded on Islamic State videos, through police mugshots and through Facebook pages. But (...)

  A handout picture provided by the French ministry of interior   shows police forces during a police assault in Saint-Denis, near Paris, on November 18th.   Photograph: Jerome Groisard/Dicom/Ministry of Interior/EPA

A tip-off from Moroccan intelligence services helped French police locate the suspected architect of last Friday’s atrocities in Paris. Abdelhamid A(...)

Police near the scene of a raid on an apartment building that was aimed at finding Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian militant suspected of organising  terror attacks that killed 130 people last Friday, in the northern Paris suburb of St-Denis. Photograph: Pierre Terdjman/New York Times

Investigators sorting through body parts from a flat in Paris raided by French police on Wednesday now believe Hasna Aitboulahcen, a woman who died th(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls addresses parliament in Paris. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

EU states will move today to strengthen controls at the EU’s external borders and enhance monitoring of people’s movement within the bloc after it was(...)

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