On August 21st, 2015, Moroccan national Ayoub El Khazzani boarded a high-speed train headed for Paris, armed with an AK-47, a pistol, a box-cutter and(...)

People bring flowers to the site of the terrorist attack in Nice, on July 15th. Some ordinary people in France have reacted heroically, risking their lives by fighting terrorists when they found themselves in the midst of an attack. Photograph: Dmitry Kostyukov/The New York Times

Terrorist attacks in France come often enough that they can seem to be variations on a painful pattern: carnage followed by disbelief, then condemnat(...)

 French chief prosecutor Francois Molins (C) delivers a speech to the press following the terrorist attack that happened inside the high-speed Thalys train. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA.

A terror investigation has begun in France after authorities said the suspected attacker in a thwarted shooting on a train watched an Islamic video mi(...)

Spanish and Moroccan authorities have arrested 14 people suspected of recruiting fighters to join Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Above an Islamic State member waves a flag linked to the group in Raqqa, Syria. Photograph: Reuters.

Spanish and Moroccan authorities have arrested 14 people suspected of recruiting fighters to join Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Spain’s interior mi(...)

French President François Hollande (centre) with Briton Chris Norman and Americans Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos at the Élysée Palace in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Michel Euler/AFP/Getty Images

President François Hollande on Monday awarded France’s highest distinction, the Legion of Honour, to three Americans and a Briton who overpowered a(...)

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 (...)