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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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Brother of Brussels Suicide Bomber Set for Rio Olympics

BRUSSELS, May 21 – Mourad Laachraoui, the brother of one of the Brussels suicide bombers, has won gold at the European Taekwondo Championships and is now set to compete for Belgium at the Olympic Games in Brazil. Older brother Najim, 24, was one of two suicide bombers who blew himself up at Brussels Airport on

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Paris, Brussels Attackers: What Is Known So Far

BRUSSELS, April 14 – Following the Daesh attacks in Brussels on March 22, below is a list of principal suspects and, in some cases, their links to the Nov. 13 Paris attacks: * Khalid El Bakraoui, 27, Belgian, blew himself up on a metro train at Maelbeek station. He was handed a five-year prison sentence for

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Brexit: Steering Right

Why the politics of dehumanizing Muslims should be viewed with extreme alarm By Nabila Ramdani IT was with ill-contained glee that Donald Trump seized upon the suicide attacks in Brussels to demonize Muslims. Offering no evidence whatsoever, the Republican frontrunner used his first interview on British television since launching his bid for the U.S. presidency

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Two Further Suspects Charged in Brussels Bombing Case

BRUSSELS, April 12  – Belgium has charged a further two men with terrorist offenses over alleged links with the rental of a property thought to have been used as a safe house ahead of the Brussels attacks, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday. Four other suspects were picked up on Friday, including Mohamed Abrini, who investigators

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Belgians Seize Key Suspects in Paris, Brussels Attacks

By Robert-Jan Bartunek and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, April 9 – Belgian police detained two key suspects on Friday in the attacks on Paris and Brussels as operations go on to track down militants who have fought with or take direction from leaders in Syria. Mohamed Abrini, a Belgian thought to have helped prepare the Nov. 13

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EU Executive to Present Steps to Tighten External Border Controls

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS, April 6 – The European Union’s executive will propose on Wednesday a raft of technical measures to strengthen its external borders as it seeks to tackle both an uncontrolled influx of migrants and security threats following deadly attacks in Paris and Brussels. More than 160 people were killed in the November

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Brussels Airport To Reopen Sunday after Bombings

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS, April 3 – Brussels Airport will partially reopen for passengers on Sunday, 12 days after suicide bombers destroyed its departure hall and killed 16 people. There will be far fewer flights than normal at the start and tighter security will be in place, but the airport operator said the aim was to return to

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Released Brussels Suspect Had Alibi: Lawyer

BRUSSELS, March 29 – The Brussels bombings suspect charged with terrorist murder, but then released on Monday, had a credible alibi and was definitely not the ‘man in the hat’ captured by security cameras at the airport before the blasts, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Olivier Martins said there was no forensic evidence tying his

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