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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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Italy Arrests Two People Suspected of Planning Attacks in Rome, London

BARI, Italy, May 10 – Italian police on Tuesday arrested two people as part of an investigation into a militant cell suspected of planning attacks in Rome and London, an investigative source said on Tuesday. The cell had been established in Puglia, in southeastern Italy, “to carry out violent attacks with the purpose of international

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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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Germany Denies Paris Attack Suspect Had Papers on Nuclear Research Center

BERLIN, April 14 – Germany’s domestic intelligence agency denied on Thursday its head had told German lawmakers a prime suspect in the Paris attacks had documents about the Juelich German nuclear research center. The Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND) media group had cited sources in a parliamentary committee as saying BfV intelligence agency chief Hans-Georg Maassen had

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Paris Attack Suspect Had Papers on German Nuclear Research Centre

BERLIN, April 14 – Salah Abdeslam, a prime suspect in the Paris attacks, had documents about the German nuclear research centre Juelich in his apartment in the Molenbeek area of Brussels, a group of German newspapers reported on Thursday. Juelich is near the Belgian border and atomic waste is stored there. The center said in

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Brussels Bombers Had Planned New Attack in France: Prosecutors

BRUSSELS, April 10 – The planners behind the March 22 bombings in Brussels which killed 32 people had initially planned to hit France for a second time but struck closer to home as investigators made arrests among key suspects, Belgian prosecutors said on Sunday. Investigations into the Nov. 13 Paris attacks which killed 130 people

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Belgium Holds Four People on Terrorism Charges

By Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS, April 9 – Belgium’s public prosecutor on Saturday charged four people with being part of a terrorist organisation, including a man suspected of helping prepare the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. They added it was still not clear whether the man, Belgian Mohamed Abrini, was also suspected

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Sixth Person Arrested in Brussels Bombing Probe: Belgian Minister

BRUSSELS, April 9 – The Belgian authorities have arrested a sixth person in connection with the suicide attacks in Brussels which killed 32 people on March 22, Belgium’s justice minister said on Saturday. Belgian media said the man arrested late on Friday was Bilal El Makhoukhi, who was convicted in January last year for being

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Belgium: Pop Goes the Jihad

The bombings in Brussels show that most of what you’re being told about Daesh and the extremists is wrong BY Kurt Eichenwald Anyone surprised by the recent murderous attacks in Brussels has not been paying attention. Per capita, Belgium is Europe’s hotbed of young Muslims who travel to Syria to fight alongside the militant group

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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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