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(...)

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 Belgian soldier stands guard outside a cafe near Brussels’ Grand Place. Photograph: Yves Herman

Millions of Belgians face huge disruption this week as the country’s security services intensify their search for a network of Islamic militants beli(...)

French President François Hollande delivers his speech during an exceptional joint gathering of both of the French houses of parliament in Versailles.  Photograph: Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images

France will intensify its air offensive against Islamic State (IS) and extend its state of emergency for three months, president François Hollande dec(...)