Paris Attacks

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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Last Main Brussels and Paris Suspects Held, Threat Remains

By Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS, April 10 – The main identified suspects in Daesh attacks on Paris and Brussels are now dead or in custody after Belgian investigators charged two men on Saturday with aiding last month’s Brussels suicide bombers. But while pleased with the performance of Belgium’s hitherto much criticised security services, Prime Minister Charles Michel warned

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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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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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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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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 Attacks Another Reminder Of Belgian Security’s Weak Link

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, March 23 – The Belgian government warned at the weekend that there might be an attack after the security services captured their most wanted man. It came swiftly. Tuesday’s explosions, which killed at least 30 people at the main Brussels airport and an underground rail station, came just days after Belgium’s

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Brussels Attacks Stir Debate Over Airport Security

By Victoria Bryan and Tim Hepher BERLIN/PARIS, March 22 – Twin explosions in the departure hall of Brussels Airport prompted several countries worldwide to review or tighten airport security on Tuesday and raised questions about how soon passengers should be screened when entering terminals. Daesh claimed responsibility for bomb attacks on Brussels airport and a

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