Spain is a kingdom located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It also has several small territories on and near the north African coast.
Spain is the fourth largest country in Europe and a member of the European Union, but it also shows significant Arabic influence. Spain is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. It has an Atlantic Ocean as well as a Mediterranean coastline. The Spanish global colonial empire in the 15th century, made Spanish the world's second most spoken first language.
Spanish authorities have arrested 168 people suspected of involvement in Islamist militant activity since the country raised its security threat alert in 2015. The latest had alleged links to the 2015 Paris attacks.