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Belgian Police Detain 12 Suspected of Planning New Attacks

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS, June 18 – Belgian police arrested 12 people suspected of planning new attacks after about 40 houses were searched across the country overnight, the federal prosecutor’s office said on Saturday. Europe is on high security alert, with the Euro 2016 soccer tournament underway in neighbouring France, after Islamist suicide bombers killed

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Raided Belgian Cell Had Possible Targets in Second City Antwerp

BRUSSELS, May 26 – A suspected Belgian Islamist group raided on Wednesday had potential attack targets in Belgium’s second city of Antwerp including the main railway station, a source close to the investigation said on Thursday. Belgian police searched eight homes on Wednesday, mostly in the port city, and detained four teenagers who were charged

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Belgium Frees Charged Suspect in Blow to Bombing Investigation

By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS, March 28 – Belgian prosecutors on Monday released a man they had charged in connection with last week’s deadly Brussels bombings, saying they did not have enough information to justify holding him. The man, named only as Faycal C., had been accused of taking part in the activities of a terrorist

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Belgium Charges Airport Suspect, Calls off Brussels “March Against Fear”

By Barbara Lewis and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, March 27 – Belgian prosecutors have charged three men with terrorist offences over the Brussels bombings and Italian police have arrested an Algerian suspected of having produced false documents for militants connected to the attacks. With the investigation now spanning several countries, and increasing signs of links to

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Brussels Attacker Was Deported from Turkey Twice

ISTANBUL, March 24 – One of the attackers in the Brussels suicide bombings was deported from Turkey twice last year and the authorities warned their European counterparts that they suspected him of being a militant fighter, two Turkish officials said on Thursday. The first official said Ibrahim El Bakraoui’s initial deportation in July had been

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Brussels Airlines Restarts Flights as Airlines Scramble to Reroute

BERLIN, March 24 – Brussels Airlines is restarting some commercial flights from Belgium on Thursday, using the airports of Liege and Antwerp, while its main hub in the Belgian capital remains closed following Tuesday’s attacks. Belgian police were hunting on Thursday for a “third man” filmed with two Islamic State suicide bombers at Brussels Zaventem

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Brussels Airport Dead Hit in Legs: Witness

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS, March 22 – The legs of some of those killed at Brussels airport on Tuesday were shattered, as if the blast came from a piece of luggage nearby, an airport worker who helped carry their bodies said. Alphonse Youla, 40, who works at Zaventem airport luggage security said that before the

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