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US teen confessed to Brussels airport cyberattack – prosecutors

Feb 09, 2017 - 8:18 PM

FBI agents question a 14 year old boy from the US city of Pittsburgh who admitted trying to hack Zaventem airport s website and computer system in March 2016 they say

ZAVENTEM AIRPORT. A man enters Brussels Airport in Zaventem by a new double-door entrance set up following new security measures, on November 7, 2016. Photo by Theirry Roge/ Belga / 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

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

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

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

International, PH celebrities react to Brussels explosions

Mar 23, 2016 - 12:45 AM

Kerry Washington Khloe Kardashian Kendall Jenner Courteney Cox and more condemn the terror in Belgium

Tintin becomes symbol of solidarity after Brussels attacks

Mar 22, 2016 - 11:44 PM

Within hours of the Brussels attacks tens of thousands of people were sharing images of a crying Tintin on social media

TINTIN. The Belgian cultural icon has become a symbol of solidarity after the Brussels attacks – replicated in different images, such as this artwork by cartoonist Vladdo. Screengrab from Twitter/Vladdo

On the scene: Blood, panic as Brussels comes under attack

Mar 22, 2016 - 9:56 PM

Victims lay in pools of blood their limbs blown off as the smoke cleared to reveal a scene of horror after twin explosions ripped through the main terminal at Brussels airport

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

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

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Mar 22, 2016 - 7:00 PM

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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

Brussels airport heist nets $50 mn in diamonds

Feb 19, 2013 - 10:53 PM

The robbery was described as one of the biggest heists ever according to a diamond dealer

MEGA-HEIST IN BELGIUM. Public prosecutor's office employees Anja Bijnens and Ine Van Wijmersch talk to the press during in Zaventem on February 19, 2013 after heavily armed robbers made off with $50 million worth of diamonds in a massive heist at Brussels airport. AFP PHOTO / BELGA PHOTO BRUNO FAHY