The UK Houses of Parliament following the attack by Khalid Masood: his wife Farzana fled their three-month-old marriage after violence from her “controlling psychopath” husband. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images

No evidence emerged that Khalid Masood had been radicalised in prison in 2003, or had an association with Islamic State or al-Qaeda, but “there was cl(...)

A policeman  at Midi train station after the Brussels bombings in  March. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Islamic State claimed that Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, the Tunisian who killed 86 people and injured 434 others on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice on(...)

 Rescue workers around a truck which  crashed into a Christmas market close to the Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church in Berlin, Germany on Monday evening. At least nine people have died in the incident. Photograph:  Paul Zinken/EPA

Germany is in shock and mourning after a truck ploughed into a Berlin Christmas market on Monday evening in a possible terrorist attack that killed 12(...)

Abdelhamid Abaaoud and  Abdeslam Salah: Each time a jihadist arrived in a safe house, the refrigerator was full and a tablet with an internet connection waited for him. Photographs: AFP / Dabiq and  Police Nationale/AFP/Getty Images

The November 13th, 2015, massacre that killed 130 people in the Bataclan music hall, in the 10th and 11th districts of Paris, and at the Stade de Fran(...)

Terror: soldiers, police and firefighters with victims’ bodies on Promenade des Anglais in Nice in July. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty

Two-hundred-and-thirty-seven people have been killed in eight jihadist attacks in France since January 7th, 2015. The killings have provoked a debate(...)

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(...)

Flowers are displayed at a makeshift memorial in front of the Saint Etienne church where Priest Jacques Hamel was killed on 26 July in a terror related attack, in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, 28 July 2016. The two hostage takers were killed by police after they took five hostages and killed Priest Jacques Hamel. EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

Why France? Why has the home of the Enlightenment, of liberty, equality and fraternity become the prime western target for terrorists acting in the na(...)

 French policewoman Sandra Bertin  attends  a wreath-laying ceremony  in tribute to the victims of the attack of July 14th in Nice: Ms Bertin has claimed the interior ministry pressured her to alter a report into security on the day of the attack. Photograph: Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images

French president François Hollande and prime minister Manuel Valls defended their embattled interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Monday against accu(...)

The implications for Britain’s security situation and border control is just one strand of a staggeringly complex picture as Britain begins the task of extricating itself from 43 years of directives, regulations and trade deals.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The horrific Bastille Day attack in Nice and surge in violence in Germany has rekindled fears and public concerns about security in Europe. The issue (...)

People stand in front of  a makeshift memorial in Nice four days after the attack on July 14th by Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel that left 84 people dead. Photograph: Valery Hache//AFP/Getty Images

His own parents were so frightened by his violence that they kicked him out when he was 16. Desperate, by the time he was 19, they dragged him to a ps(...)

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