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 Omar Mateen: Orlando gunman

Since Omar Mateen massacred 49 people in an Orlando nightclub, the New York-born son of Afghans has been described as a homophobe who used a gay hook-(...)

Two of the most stunning security lapses concern the flight of Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in the November 13th massacre that killed 130 people. Photograph: AP

Nineteen months after the Charlie Hebdo attacks and eight months after the Bataclan massacre, a parliamentary commission of inquiry this week issued i(...)

Ibrahim el-Bakraoui: he and his brother blew themselves up in separate attacks in Brussels. Photograph: Haberturk /AFP/Getty

The origins of Islamic State, the network behind both the Brussels bombings and November’s onslaught in Paris, stretch back some three years to before(...)

An injured person is rescued  close to Paris’s Bataclan concert hall on the night of November 13th, 2015: the attackers, sent by the Islamic State’s external operations wing, were well-versed in a range of terrorism tactics such as suicide vests, gunmen in various locations and hostage-taking a report shows. Photograph: Miguel Medinamiguel Medina/AFP/Getty

Investigators found crates’ worth of disposable cellphones, used and discarded after being meticulously scoured of email data. All around Paris, they (...)

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 (...)

People gather around the Monument a la Republique at the Place de la Republique square in tribute to the victims. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

French police have broadened their manhunt for perpetrators of the November 13th attacks to include a ninth suspect. Authorities were still searching(...)

A Police van is parked at the cordoned off crime scene at the Bataclan concert hall on Monday. Photograph AFP Photo/ Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

How many attackers are on the run? Seven of the terrorists who carried out a series of co-ordinated attacks in Paris on Friday night were killed: six (...)

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(...)

The  Les Beguines bar in Molenbeek, Brussels was run by the French Abdeslam brothers, one of whom blew himself up in Paris on Friday  and the other who is on the run. Photograph: Eric VidalReuters

Name: Abdelhamid Abaaoud Age: 28 Nationality: Belgian Suspected of: Unclear Status: Wanted French authorities are certain that(...)