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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

Lufthansa delays Brussels Airlines acquisition decision after attacks

Apr 28, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr explains that Brussels Airlines must first prioritize the restoration of flight operations

epa05279529 An Airbus A-320 plane (front) and an Airbus A-330 plane (back) of Brussels airlines on the runway at Brussels Airport in Brussels, Belgium, 27 April 2016. When presenting the results of the Lufthansa on March 17, its head of finance, Simone Menne, had indicated that a decision on the purchase or not Brussels Airlines (SN) would be taken in the first half. And to clarify later that it would be on 27 April. Meanwhile, there were the attacks of March 22, which included hit SN and it appears possible that the decision be postponed. But maybe not only for matters of uncertainty about the future of the Belgian company. We know that Lufthansa owns 45 per cent stake in SN Airholding, parent company of Brussels Airlines. She has a right of recovery of all the shares which runs until 2018. The sum to pay in this case falls within an articulated calculation around a complex formula sprung from the head who was Michel Meyfroidt CFO and co-CEO (with Bernard Gustin) SN. It takes into account many parameters, including the results of the Belgian company during the past three years. EPA/LAURENT DUBRULE

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam transferred to France

Apr 27, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Salah Abdeslam s lawyer says his client is anxious to explain himself in France

epa05279294 A police officers stands guard at the Palais de Justice at the 36, Quai des Orfevres where Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam (unseen) is due to appear before the investigating magistrate, in Paris, France, 27 April 2016. Salah Abdeslam was handed over to French authorities to face prosecution in relation to the Paris terror attacks on 13 November 2015. EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

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

Belgium to extradite Paris suspect Abdeslam to France

Apr 01, 2016 - 12:56 AM

2nd UPDATE The transfer to France should happen within 10 days says French justice minister Jean Jacques Urvoas

EXTRADITION. Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam's lawyer Sven Mary (C) leaves the court where suspect in the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks Salah Abdeslam (not pictured) is expected to make an appearance, in Brussels, Belgium, March 24, 2016. Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Paris suspect Abdeslam 'wants to cooperate', fresh raid in Belgium

Mar 31, 2016 - 7:15 PM

UPDATED Belgian federal prosecutors do not object to handing the suspect over to France says spokesman Eric Van der Sypt

epa05237330 Police forces guard at the entrance of Brussels court prior to the decision on extradition of Abdeslam Salah to France in Brussels, Belgium, 31 March 2016. The advocat of Abdeslam Salah, believed to having masterminded the 13 November Paris attacks, says he is no longer fighting his extradition to France. A decision should be taken later the day. EPA/LAURENT DUBRULE

Belgian police detain 4 suspects after 13 raids

Mar 27, 2016 - 11:15 PM

The raids come in the wake of the deadly explosions in Brussels

epa05231711 People gather and pay tribute to the many people killed and injured in multiple terrorist attacks accross Brussels on 26 March, at Place de la Bourse, in Brussels, Belgium, 25 March 2016. At least 31 people were killed with hundreds injured in terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium on 22 March. Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attacks EPA/LAURENT DUBRULE

Defiant Belgians gather as 2nd France plot suspect charged

Mar 26, 2016 - 9:28 PM

5th UPDATE Mourners assemble at a square in central Brussels as prosecutors file charges against a suspect identified as Abderamane A

AFTERMATH. Blown-out windows are seen at Brussels Airport on March 25, following terrorist attacks there that left more than 30 dead. Andrew Harnik/Pool/AFP

Mariah Carey cancels Brussels show, citing security

Mar 26, 2016 - 10:06 AM

I love my fans in Brussels and at this time I am being advised to cancel my show for the safety of my fans my band crew and everyone involved with the tour Mariah tweeted

CANCELED. Mariah Carey cancels her Brussels concert, citing security concerns folliowing the bombings that rocked the Belgian capital. This file photo was taken at the World Music Awards 2014 in Monaco. Photo by Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Najim Laachraoui confirmed as 2nd airport bomber, linked to Paris

Mar 26, 2016 - 12:07 AM

Belgian prosecutors say Najim Laachraoui who is believed to be one of two suicide bombers behind the Brussels attacks is connected to the carnage in Paris last year

Belgian police shoot suspect in Europe-wide terror raids

Mar 25, 2016 - 11:17 PM

UPDATED Even if the one that committed the attacks in Paris and Brussels is in the process of being destroyed there is still a heavy threat says French President Francois Hollande

A police officers sets security perimeter near Maalbeek metro station, on March 22, 2016 in Brussels, after a blast at this station near the EU institutions caused deaths and injuries. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP / EMMANUEL DUNAND

US defends under fire Belgian anti-terror campaign

Mar 25, 2016 - 9:57 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Belgium has moved very forcefully to deal with terrorism

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

Belgium ministers offer to resign in row over attacks

Mar 24, 2016 - 10:25 PM

Interior and justice ministers offer to resign due to intelligence failures but their offers to quit are refused by Prime Minister Charles Michel

VIGIL. People gather and light candles at the Place de la Bourse during a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks in Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Mourning Belgium in frantic hunt for 2 attacks suspects

Mar 24, 2016 - 7:50 PM

European security authorities face mounting pressure after it is found that two brothers who blew themselves up at the airport and on a metro train are known to police with one of them having been deported from Turkey as a foreign terrorist fighter

STANDING GUARD. Police officers stand guard outside the court where suspect in the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks Salah Abdeslam (non pictured) is expected to make an appearance, in Brussels, Belgium, March 24, 2016. Photo by Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Dozens of nationalities in Brussels carnage

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:02 PM

The broad range of nationalities hit by the attacks reflects the cosmopolitan nature of Brussels – home to many migrants to Belgium as well as the institutional capital of the 28 nation European Union

PAYING RESPECTS. People pay their respects at a tribute to the many people killed and injured in multiple terrorist attacks accross Brussels on March 22, at Place de la Bourse, Brussels, Belgium, March 23, 2016. Photo by Yoan Valat/EPA

3 Brussels attackers identified as nation mourns

Mar 23, 2016 - 8:43 PM

3rd UPDATE All 3 suspects have been linked to the November attacks in Paris

AFTER THE BLAST. Destroyed windows at the terminal building after explosions at Brussels Airport in Zaventem near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. Photo by Laurent Dubrule/EPA

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Mar 23, 2016 - 7:04 PM

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WATCH: Adele performs 'Make You Feel My Love' as Brussels tribute in London concert

Mar 23, 2016 - 12:58 PM

Adele introduces the song: This is Make You Feel My Love and this is for Brussels

'MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE.' Adele sings her cover of Bob Dylan's 1997 song as tribute to the people of Brussels, which suffered terror attacks on March 22, Tuesday. She posted this photo taken at London's O2 Arena where she performed the tribute. Screengrab from Instagram/Adele

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Mar 23, 2016 - 12:43 PM

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#PrayForBelgium: The Internet stands together

Mar 23, 2016 - 12:48 AM

Must it take something as big as a terror attack to unite us towards the fight against terrorism?

ISIS officially claims Brussels attacks – statement

Mar 23, 2016 - 12:00 AM

3rd UPDATE The statement vows dark days ahead for states fighting the jihadists

CARING FOR THE WOUNDED. Emergency services take care of wounded people outside the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels on March 22, 2016 after a blast at this station located near the EU institutions. Photo by Marija Ivoninaite/AFP

Obama condemns 'outrageous' Brussels attacks

Mar 22, 2016 - 11:01 PM

Obama: We must be together regardless of nationality or race or faith in fighting against the scourge of terrorism

OBAMA ON BRUSSELS. US President Barack Obama addresses the people of Cuba at the El Gran Teatro de Havana, in Havana, Cuba, 22 March 2016. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

Pope slams 'blind violence' in Brussels, prays for victims

Mar 22, 2016 - 9:36 PM

Francis expresses his deepest sympathy to the injured and their families and all those who contribute to relief

POPE FRANCIS ON BRUSSELS. Pope Francis is silhouetted during a private audience of Pope Francis and Luxembourg's Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa at the Vatican, March 21, 2016. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/EPA

Global landmarks lit with Belgium's colors after Brussels attacks

Mar 22, 2016 - 9:34 PM

UPDATED Landmarks around the world were bathed in black yellow and red lights – colors of the Belgian flag – as a sign of solidarity with the victims of the Brussels attack

IN SOLIDARITY. The Eiffel Tower is illuminated in the national colors of Belgium in tribute to the victims of the attacks in Belgium, in Paris, France, March 22, 2016. Ian Langsdon/EPA

IN PHOTOS: Brussels explosions and aftermath

Mar 22, 2016 - 9:12 PM

Two explosions target the main hall of Zaventem Airport at around 8:00 am 0700 GMT with a third hitting the Maalbeek metro station near the European Union s main buildings

epa05225159 Passengers and airport staff are evacuated from the terminal building after explosions at Brussels Airport in Zaventem near Brussels, Belgium, 22 March 2016. Dozens of people have died or been injured in a double blast in the departure hall of Zaventem Airport in Brussels, Belgian media reported. EPA/LAURENT DUBRULE

Filipinos attending conference in Brussels: 'We are safe'

Mar 22, 2016 - 8:35 PM

Are you a Filipino in Brussels? Tell us if you re safe by tweeting us at @MovePH or @rapplerdotcom or email move ph@rappler com if you want to share info or photos

Belgium's neighbors tighten borders security after attack

Mar 22, 2016 - 7:22 PM

UPDATED France s Bernard Cazeneuve also calls on Europe to further boost coordination and the fight against terrorism

FRENCH POLICE. French police controls along the road from Paris to Lille, between Senlis and Compiegnes, France, March 22, 2016. Photo by Yoan Valat/EPA

Aquino: Tighten airport security after Brussels explosions

Mar 22, 2016 - 6:53 PM

UPDATED This comes as thousands of Filipinos prepare to travel to their provinces for the Holy Week break