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2 alleged jihadists admit being at Brussels airport during attack – official

Apr 28, 2017 - 12:49 PM

The men who are charged with belonging to a terrorist organization admit that while in Brussels they visited the cousin of the two brothers who blew themselves up in the coordinated attack

In this file photo, passengers and airport staff are evacuated from the terminal building after explosions at Brussels Airport in Zaventem near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. File photo by Laurent Dubrule/AFP

Brussels airport departure hall partly reopens 40 days after attacks

May 02, 2016 - 12:35 AM

Government and airport officials pay tribute to the victims killed at the departure hall

epa05285705 First passenger arrive at Brussels airport in Zaventem, Brussels, Belgium, 01 May 2016. The departure hall was partially reopened about six weeks after Islamic State suicide bombers killed 16 people in blasts that gutted parts of the building. EPA/LAURENT DUBRULE

Bombed Brussels airport departure hall to partly reopen

Apr 30, 2016 - 5:02 PM

From Monday passengers will check in for flights at 111 desks in the departure hall and 36 others in temporary buildings

BRUSSELS AIRPORT. In this file photo, workers repair as a Parliamentary Committee investigating the Brussels attacks visits the Zaventem airport in Brussels, Belgium, 22 April 2016. Photo by Francois Lenoir/EPA

Brussels airport bomber worked there for 5 years – report

Apr 21, 2016 - 9:06 AM

For 5 years until 2012 Laachraoui worked at Brussels airport Flemish language VTM reports adding that he had been recruited by a temp agency

In this file photo, passengers and airport staff are evacuated from the terminal building after explosions at Brussels Airport in Zaventem near Brussels, Belgium, 22 March 2016. Laurent Dubrule/AFP

Brussels airport 'back to full capacity in June'

Apr 16, 2016 - 7:26 PM

Although the airport will be fully operational in June its chief executive says it will be a basic service the facilities will not be fully renovated

epa05243659 Passengers stand next to messages in tribute to the 22 March terror attacks victims at a provisional airport building at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, near Brussels, Belgium, 04 April 2016. The airport was reopened 03 April after the terror attacks of 22 March, when at least 31 people were killed and hundreds injured in bombs explosions at the departures hall of the airport and at Metro stations in downtown Brussels. Militants of the so-called Islamic State (IS) have claimed responsibility for the attacks. EPA/LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/POOL

Belgian transport minister quits over airport security lapses

Apr 15, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Jacqueline Galant is under fire for supposedly not paying attention to EU reports on the poor security of Belgium s airports

epa05259857 (FILE) A file picture dated 10 November 2015 shows Belgian Transport Minister Jacqueline Galant at a hearing by the Belgian Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. According to news reports on 15 April 2016, Galant has resigned over a report on airport security. Terror attacks on 22 March killed at least 31 people and injured hundreds when bombs exploded at the departures hall of the Brussels airport Zaventem and at Metro stations in downtown Brussels. Militants of the so-called Islamic State (IS) have claimed responsibility for the attacks. EPA/LAURENT DUBRULE

Flights resume at bomb-hit Brussels Airport under tighter security

Apr 02, 2016 - 11:35 AM

6th UPDATE Airport employees and government officials turn emotional as the first flight takes off from the reopened airport

epa05241964 Brussels Airlines flight SN1901 to Faro takes off after operations resumed at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, near Brussels, Belgium, 03 April 2016. The airport was reopened after the terror attacks of 22 March, when at least 31 people were killed and hundreds injured in bombs explosions at the departures hall of the airport and at Metro stations in downtown Brussels. Militants of the so-called Islamic State (IS) have claimed responsibility for the attacks. EPA/BENOIT DOPPAGNE/POOL

Brussels airport will not reopen before March 29 – statement

Mar 26, 2016 - 6:26 PM

The airport will remain closed as the authorities implement new security measures and repair the damage caused by the suicide bombings

epa05227683 Exterior view on the damaged departure hall at Brussels Airport, in Zaventem, Belgium, 23 March 2016. At least 31 people were killed with hundreds injured in terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium on 22 March. The jihadist terror militia referring to itself as Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attacks. EPA/FREDERIC SIERAKOWSKI / POOL

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TIMELINE: Brussels terror attacks

Mar 23, 2016 - 12:39 PM

Brussels bombings: Here is a timeline of what has happened so far

Emergency workers and police at Rue de la Loi, after an explosion at Malbeek Metro station, Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Huge manhunt after Brussels attacks horror

Mar 23, 2016 - 7:27 AM

UPDATED The bombings will raise fresh questions about the continent s ability to cope with the terror threat and underscores doubts about how Belgium has allowed extremism to develop unchecked

TRIBUTES. People hold a banner reading in French and Flamish 'I AM BRUSSELS' as they gather around floral tributes, candles, Belgian and peace flags and notes in front of the Bourse of Brussels on March 22, 2016 in tribute to the victims of Brussels following triple bomb attacks in the Belgian capital that killed about 35 people and left more than 200 people wounded. Aurore Belot/Belga/AFP

World condemns Brussels bombings as strike on European democracy

Mar 22, 2016 - 8:27 PM

UPDATED World leaders unite in condemning the carnage in Brussels and vowed to combat terrorism

CRISIS MEETING. French president Francois Hollande (C) speaks with Prime Minister Manuel Valls (R) and minister of defence Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) after they held a crisis defense meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, March 22, 2016. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

31 dead in Brussels explosions claimed by ISIS

Mar 22, 2016 - 3:34 PM

15th UPDATE The fact that extremists are able to hit high profile targets in Brussels just months after ISIS killed 130 people in Paris will raise fresh questions about the continent s ability to cope with the terror threat

BRUSSELS AIRPORT. Passengers and airport staff are evacuated from the terminal building after explosions at Brussels Airport in Zaventem near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. Photo by Laurent Dubrule/EPA