# Terrorism and security

In France, some 500 jihadists handed heavy jail sentences at the beginning of the 2000s are set to be released before 2020 after serving their time. Photo: Stephane De Sakutin / AFP
In France, some 500 jihadists handed hea […]

Jailbird jihadists, a security threat for Europe

Already wrestling with a constantly-evolving terror threat, European intelligence agencies spy a new problem on the horizon: hundreds of jihadists due to be released from prison.
US Defence Minister James Mattis looks on ahead of a press conference on the second day of Defence Ministers Council meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on February 15, 2018. Photo: John Thys / AFP
US Defence Minister James Mattis looks o […]

EU agrees common defence is NATO ‘mission alone’

The transatlantic alliance and the EU agree "the common defence is a NATO mission alone," US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said.
A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group in the village of Albu Sayf, on the southern outskirts of Mosul on March 1, 2017. Photo: Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP
A member of the Iraqi forces walks past […]

Iraq condemns German woman to death for belonging to IS group

An Iraqi court says it has condemned to death by hanging a German woman of Moroccan origin after finding her guilty of belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group.