French president François Hollande reviews troops  in the courtyard of the Hotel des Invalides, Paris, yesterday. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

France’s National Assembly voted overwhelmingly to extend a state of emergency and to make it easier to place suspects under house arrest. By 551 vo(...)

Prime minister Charles Michel in Belgium’s parliament announcing security measures after the recent deadly Paris attacks. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

in Brussels Belgian prime minister Charles Michel defended his country’s intelligence services and vowed to introduce a string of new security measu(...)

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a 28-year-old Belgian killed in a police raid in the French capital on Wednesday, told German police on January 20th, 2014, he wanted to visit family and friends in Istanbul. Photograph: Reuters

The suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks that killed 129 people was questioned by German police at Cologne-Bonn airport early last year before he(...)

French special forces and medical vehicles  on rue de la Republique in Saint-Denis, north of central Paris. Photograph: Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

Ait Kamel (28) had just left a friend’s apartment in Saint-Denis, north of central Paris, and was passing a KFC on rue de la République when he heard (...)

Forensic scientists examine the apartment raided by French police yesterday morning in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis: Sources say second cell was planning fresh strike on business district. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

The northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis was turned into a war zone early yesterday when 110 policemen from the elite Raid and BRI units besieged an a(...)

A police checkpoint   at the French-Belgium border in Neuville-en-Ferrain. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union announced plans yesterday to expand anti-terrorism legislation early next year and clamp down on the availability of firearms in r(...)

An undated image of Belgian citizen Abdelhamid Abaaoud from Islamic State’s English-language magazine ‘Dabiq’.  (Militant photo via AP)

Abdelhamid Abaaoud (28) was the target of the French police raid on a building in Saint-Denis in the early hours of yesterday morning. He is believed (...)

A photograph, posted along with a tweet by the Police Nationale, which reads: “Assault and explosives search dogs: indispensable in the missions.”

A counter-terrorism police dog died as officers stormed an apartment believed to be the hiding place of the mastermind of Friday’s Paris attacks. The (...)

Police  guard the site where a raid happened in the city centre of Saint Denis, near Paris. Photograph: EPA

This is how the latest events in Paris unfolded this morning, with all times local: * 4.25am (3.25am GMT): French police and security forces launch a (...)

Special intervention forces  in Molenbeek, Brussels:   A Volkswagen Golf found in the neighbourhood is  believed to have belonged to a man named locally as  Mohamed Amri. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP

Belgium raised its terrorist alert to three yesterday and an international soccer match was cancelled, as searches continued in Belgium, Germany and (...)

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