Brussels attacks

Daesh Urges Attacks on German Chancellery, Bonn Airport: SITE group

BERLIN, March 31 – Daesh posted pictures on the Internet calling on German Muslims to carry out Brussels-style attacks in Germany, singling out Chancellor Angela Merkel’s offices and the Cologne-Bonn airport as targets, the SITE intelligence group reported. Western Europe is on high security alert after last week’s Daesh suicide bombings in the Belgian capital that killed

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Belgian Police Seek Information on “Man in the Hat”

BRUSSELS, March 28 – Belgian police issued a new appeal on Monday for information about a man caught on CCTV at Brussels airport with two others thought to have blown themselves up in the check-in area last Tuesday. The man, seen pushing a trolley with a suitcase on it in video footage released along with

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Belgian Police Break Up Street Protests As Attack Investigation Widens

By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS, March 28 – Belgian police briefly used water cannon to control several hundred rowdy protesters in central Brussels on Sunday after they ignored an official call for marches to be postponed following Tuesday’s bombings. Amid fears of further attacks, officials wanted to give police the scope to focus on investigations which have widened to

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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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Italy Arrests Algerian Suspected of Forging Papers For Brussels Attackers

ROME, March 27 – Italian police have arrested an Algerian suspected of having produced false documents for Islamist militants connected to the recent deadly attacks in Brussels and Paris, Italian media reported on Saturday. Djamal Eddine Ouali, 40, was arrested by DIGOS anti-terrorism police in Bellizzi, a small town near Salerno in southern Italy, according 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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Belgians Hunt ‘Third Man’ After Daesh Bombings

By Alastair Macdonald, Foo Yun Chee and Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS, March 24 – Belgian police were hunting on Thursday for a “third man” filmed with two Daesh suicide bombers at Brussels Airport as investigators accumulated evidence that the same jihadist network was involved in the deadly Paris attacks last November. As pressure mounted on Europe to

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Trump Says Muslims Not Doing Enough To Prevent Attacks

LONDON, March 23  – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Muslims were failing to report suspicious activity and they must do more to help prevent attacks such as those that killed at least 30 people in Belgium. “When they see trouble they have to report it, they are not reporting it, they are absolutely

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