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Paris attacks suspect charged over Brussels suicide bombings

Aug 13, 2019 - 12:03 AM

Salah Abdeslam, a Belgian-born French national who hails from the Brussels Molenbeek neighborhood, is charged with 'participating in the activities of a terrorist group'

CHARGED. In this file photo, prime suspect in the November 2015 Paris attacks Salah Abdeslam (2nd R) sits beside his alleged accomplice Sofiane Ayari (R) as they are surrounded by Belgian special police officers in the courtroom at the 'Palais de Justice' courthouse in Brussels for the opening of his trial, on February 5, 2018. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Paris suspect Abdeslam refuses to return to Brussels trial

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:18 AM

The fresh show of defiance comes after Abdeslam berated judges for being anti-Muslim, refused to stand and said that he put his 'trust in Allah' on the first day of the trial

COURT SCENE. A courtroom sketch made on February 5, 2018 shows prime suspect in the November 2015 Paris attacks Salah Abdeslam prior to the opening of his trial at the "Palais de Justice" courthouse in Brussels. Benoit Peyruco/AFP

Paris attacks suspect refuses to answer questions at Belgian trial

Feb 05, 2018 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) Salah Abdeslam, who has declined to to speak to investigators since his arrest in March 2016, immediately signals his defiance by refusing to stand when asked by the judge and saying he would not cooperate

PARIS ATTACKS TRIAL. Prime suspect in the November 2015 Paris attacks Salah Abdeslam (2nd R) sits beside his alleged accomplice Sofiane Ayari (R) as they are surrounded by Belgian special police officers in the courtroom at the "Palais de Justice" courthouse in Brussels for the opening of his trial, on February 5, 2018. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Last surviving 2015 Paris attacks suspect faces trial in Belgium

Feb 01, 2018 - 12:05 PM

It will be the first public glimpse of the 28-year-old who led police on a 4-month international manhunt following the attacks in the French capital that killed 130 people

COURTHOUSE. In this file photo, soldiers stand guard at the Brussels' courthouse, on December 18, 2017. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

'I'm not ashamed' says Paris attacks suspect – report

Jan 13, 2017 - 1:47 PM

First of all I m not afraid of letting anything slip because I m not ashamed of what I am says Salah Abdeslam in correspondence with an anonymous woman

'NOT ASHAMED.' In this file photo, a convoy transporting Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam arrives to the Fleury-Merogis prison on April 27, 2016. File photo by Dominique Faget/AFP

Belgium missed 13 chances to unmask Paris attackers – report

Oct 08, 2016 - 9:41 PM

Of the 13 missed chances for Belgian police to catch some of the Paris attackers six were due to staffing shortages the secret report says

POLICE OPERATION. Police operation in Saint Denis, near Paris on November 18, 2015, five day after Paris terror attacks. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

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May 20, 2016 - 6:45 PM

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Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam to face French investigators

May 20, 2016 - 10:15 AM

Abdeslam 26 is known to have dropped off the 3 suicide bombers who blew themselves up outside the Stade de France national stadium in northern Paris

TRIAL. Exterior view of the Fleury-Merogis prison, south of Paris, France, April 28, 2016. On April 27, Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was handed over to French authorities to face prosecution in relation to the Paris terror attacks on November 13, 2015. File photo by Yoan Valat/EPA

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

Belgium charges new suspects over Brussels attacks

Apr 12, 2016 - 4:00 PM

UPDATED A statement says Smail F and Ibrahim F are charged with participation in the activities of a terrorist group terrorist murders and attempts to commit terrorist murders

In this file photo, Belgian police officers stand guard near Maelbeek - Maalbeek subway station in Brussels on March 23, 2016, a day after triple bomb attacks in the Belgian capital killed about 35 people and left more than 200 people wounded. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

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Apr 08, 2016 - 6:55 PM

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Abdeslam 'chose' not blow himself up in Paris – brother

Apr 02, 2016 - 3:13 PM

Salah Abdeslam says there would have been more victims had he chosen to follow through with the plan according to his brother Mohamed

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Apr 01, 2016 - 12:49 PM

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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

Paris, Brussels jihadist network: What we know

Mar 24, 2016 - 11:59 AM

Links have been established between the network behind the Paris attacks in November and this week s bombings in Brussels

BRUSSELS BLASTS. Passengers leave the airport area after explosions at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. File photo by Laurent Dubrule/EPA

Brussels suicide brothers are the link to Paris carnage

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:44 PM

Khalid and Ibrahim El Bakraoui are Belgian nationals with major convictions not linked to terrorism federal prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw says at a news briefing on Wednesday March 23

POLICE SEARCH. Belgian police secure a house at 64 Busselenberg street in the district of Anderlecht-Brussels, during a police search, Brussels, Belgium, March 23, 2016. Photo by Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

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Mar 23, 2016 - 7:04 PM

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Bloody week in Brussels: From police raid to bombings

Mar 23, 2016 - 3:00 PM

A look at the developments over the past week in Belgium

BLOWN AWAY. A general view on the terminal building after explosions at Brussels Airport in Zaventem near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. Olivier Hoslet/EPA

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Mar 23, 2016 - 12:43 PM

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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

Legal fight ramps up over Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam

Mar 20, 2016 - 4:06 PM

UPDATED The 26 year old spends 4 months as Europe s most wanted man for his role in organizing the November 13 gun and suicide attacks on the French capital which killed 130 people

STANDING GUARD. A file photo dated 13 November 2015 of police officers standing guard outside the Stade de France in Paris, France, 13 November 2015, after explosions were reported. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam to 'oppose' extradition to France

Mar 19, 2016 - 11:50 PM

Legal experts say this could delay – but not prevent – Salah Abdeslam s handover to France where he has been formally charged with terrorist murder after his dramatic capture in Belgium

SUSPECTS ARRESTED. Policemen guard the street at Rue de la Carpe in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean in Brussels, on March 19, 2016. Belgian police arrested 5 people in counter-terror raids in Brussels on March 18, including Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and the family who sheltered him, prosecutors said. Nicolas Maeterlinck/Belga/AFP

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam captured in Brussels

Mar 19, 2016 - 10:48 AM

UPDATED Former small time criminal Salah Abdeslam is believed to be the last surviving member of the 10 man jihadist team that carried out attacks on the Bataclan rock venue restaurants bars and the Stade de France stadium

ARRESTED. Belgian security forces seal off an area during an anti-terror operation in the Molenbeek neighborhood of Brussels, Belgium, March 18, 2016. Media reports claim that fugitive terror suspect Salah Abdeslam has been wounded but arrested alive during the anti-terror operation in Molenbeek that was carried out within the investigations linked to last year's Paris terror attacks. Photo by Laurent Dubrule/EPA

Paris attacks fugitive Abdeslam's fingerprints found in Brussels raid flat

Mar 18, 2016 - 11:45 PM

Abdeslam 26 is believed to have played a key role in the November 13 attacks claimed by the Islamic State group that left 130 people dead

RAIDS. Media outside the house where a police raid and shooting took place the day before in Dries street in Forest, Brussels, Belgium, March 16, 2016. Belgian authorities are currently hunting two suspects who escaped a day earlier during an antiterrorism operation in Brussels amid an investigation into the November 13 attacks of Paris. Photo by Laurent Dubrule/EPA

Paris attacks suspect hid out in Brussels for 3 weeks – report

Feb 20, 2016 - 12:15 AM

A Belgian newspaper says Salah Abdeslam took refuge in a Brussels apartment from November 14 the day after the Paris attacks in which 130 people died

ON ALERT. Soldiers stand guard in front of the central train station on November 22, 2015 in Brussels, as the Belgian capital remained on the highest security alert level over fears of a Paris-style attack. Emmanuel Dunand / AFP

Belgium police 'identify' safehouses used by Paris attacks suspects – prosecutor

Jan 13, 2016 - 4:34 PM

The investigators were able to identify 3 premises that have been used by the conspiring perpetrators of the attacks of 13th November 2015

ON ALERT. Soldiers stand guard in front of the central train station on November 22, 2015 in Brussels, as the Belgian capital remained on the highest security alert level over fears of a Paris-style attack. Emmanuel Dunand / AFP

Paris attacks suspect got past 3 police checks – source

Dec 21, 2015 - 12:32 AM

A source close to the investigation says Salah Abdeslam one of the suspects in the Paris attacks got pass 3 police checks as he fled to Belgium

French soldiers patrol the area at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on November 14, 2015 following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late Friday which left more than 120 people dead. French President Francois Hollande blamed the Islamic State group for the attacks in Paris that left at least 128 dead, calling them an "act of war". The multiple attacks across the city late Friday were "an act of war... committed by a terrorist army, the Islamic State, against France, against... what we are, a free country," Hollande said. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT

Belgium seeks 2 new 'dangerous' Paris attack suspects

Dec 05, 2015 - 11:52 AM

Anyone who sees those men is asked not to undertake any initiative and to contact immediately the police authorities say

A undated composite handout image, made available by the Belgian police, showing two new suspects in the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris as they searched for men who had travelled to Hungary on false papers with Salah Abdeslam, a key suspect who is also on the run. Handout photo from Belgian Police/EPA

Brussels on lockdown as Paris attacks suspect on the run

Nov 23, 2015 - 8:59 AM

UPDATED Schools and the metro will be shut as Brussels stays at the highest possible alert level over what Prime Minister Charles Michel called a serious and imminent threat of attacks similar to those that killed 130 people in France

ON ALERT. Soldiers stand guard in front of the central train station on November 22, 2015 in Brussels, as the Belgian capital remained on the highest security alert level over fears of a Paris-style attack. Emmanuel Dunand / AFP

The Paris attackers – what we know so far

Nov 23, 2015 - 12:42 AM

Four of the seven gunmen and suicide bombers have been identified but many questions remain unanswered

ATTACK. A victim lies on the ground covered by a white sheet outside of the Cafe Bonne Biere in Paris, on November 13, 2015 following an attack. Over 100 people were killed in an "unprecedented" series of bombings and shootings across the capital. Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Perang melawan ISIS: Hollande bersumpah akan balas dendam atas serangan Paris

Nov 17, 2015 - 11:53 AM

Presiden Perancis Hollande mengumumkan lowongan untuk 8 500 polisi dan petugas pengadilan untuk membantu melawan terorisme dan ISIS

DENDAM. Presiden Perancis Francois Hollade tiba di Kastil Versailles, Paris, pada 16 November 2015, untuk menyampaikan tanggapan di hadapan anggota parlemen tentang penyerangan teroris 13 November lalu. Foto oleh Michel Euler/EPA

Hollande sets out revenge after Paris attacks

Nov 17, 2015 - 6:22 AM

On the domestic front the French president calls for an extension of the state of emergency by 3 months and announces 8 500 new police and judicial jobs to help counter terrorism

DEFIANCE. French President Francois Hollande arrives for a speech at an exceptional joint gathering of Parliament in Versailles on November 16, 2015, three days after 129 people were killed in the worst terrorist attack in France's history. Michel Euler/ Pool / AFP

Belgium charges two with terrorism over Paris attacks

Nov 16, 2015 - 11:04 PM

Two people are arrested in Belgium following the November 13 attacks in Paris

Rescuers evacuate an injured person near the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris, early on November 14, 2015. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Police fail to catch key Paris suspect in Brussels raid

Nov 16, 2015 - 9:09 PM

UPDATED Saleh Abdeslam 26 is named by French police as a key suspect in the November 13 attacks in Paris

Riot Police in action at rue Delaunoy in the streets of Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium, November 16, 2015. At least 132 people were killed and hundreds injured in the terror attacks which targeted the Bataclan concert hall, the Stade de France national sports stadium, and several restaurants and bars in the French capital on November 13. EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Empat pelaku penyerangan Paris teridentifikasi

Nov 16, 2015 - 6:15 PM

Keempat pelaku tersebut adalah Ismael Omar Mostefai Salah Abdeslam Samy Amimour dan Ahmad Al Mohammad

SERANGAN MEMATIKAN. Seorang korban penembakan tergeletak di luar Kafe Bonne Biere di Paris, 13 November 2015. Foto oleh Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP