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Brussels attacker identified as Moroccan with nail bomb

Jun 21, 2017 - 3:04 PM

3rd UPDATE The 36 year old – named by prosecutors only by the initials O Z but by the media as Oussama Zariouh – tries to detonate a suitcase among a group of passengers at Brussels Central station before being shot by a soldier

OFF LIMITS. A police cordon is pictured outside Brussels Central railway station on June 21, 2017.  Bruno Fahy/Belga/AFP

Trump to attend NATO summit in unfinished HQ – sources

Feb 09, 2017 - 11:57 PM

Security and IT systems at the 1 2 billion headquarters in the Belgian capital are behind schedule and so the transatlantic military alliance will only properly move in come September sources say

CHARLES MICHEL. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel (C) give a press conference in Brussels on February 9, 2017. Photo by Dirk Waem / BELGA / AFP

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

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

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

EU, Turkey strike deal to send back migrants

Mar 18, 2016 - 10:14 AM

4th UPDATE Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is now set to formally sign off on the accord at a final meeting with EU leaders

PROTEST. Refugees stage a sit-in on rail tracks during a protest of migrants near their camp at the border between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), near Idomeni, Greece, March 12, 2016. File photo by Nake Batev/EPA

'Brexit' tension mounts as Cameron says 'still no deal'

Feb 19, 2016 - 2:00 PM

European leaders have dug their heels in over Cameron s reform demands which include reducing welfare payments to EU migrants and opting out of a commitment to ever closer union

BREXIT? (L-R) European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister David Cameron hold a meeting at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium, early February 19, 2016. EU leaders are trying to thrash out an agreement with Britain on reforms, amid hopes that they can seal a deal which will convince the country to stay in their bloc. Photo by Dan Kitwood/EPA

Belgium arrests two over suspected New Year attack plot

Dec 29, 2015 - 7:33 PM

The two new suspects were arrested during raids in the Brussels area The raids ordered by an investigating magistrate in Brussels who specializes in terrorism cases turned up neither weapons nor explosives

BELGIUM POLICE. A police officer stands outside a police station, on December 29, 2015, in Brussels. Photo by Nicolas Maeterlinck/Belga/AFP

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Dec 01, 2015 - 12:44 PM

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Belgium calls for 'European CIA' after Paris attacks

Nov 30, 2015 - 11:56 PM

Prime Minister Michel wants an intelligence agency to unmask those with hostile intentions

epa05023973 Armed police officers go on foot patrol around the Saint-German neighbourhood, in Paris, France, 14 November 2015. Dozens of people have been killed in a series of attacks in Paris on 13 November. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

Goodbye Pope Francis, Davos forum, Thailand's third gender | The wRap

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:05 PM

Pope Francis leaves the Philippines Terrorists and regional conflicts to dominate Davos Thailand may soon recognize the 3rd gender

National strike paralyzes Belgium

Dec 16, 2014 - 12:30 AM

Striking workers stop public transport while most schools businesses and government offices shut down

WORKERS OUT. A photo shows the empty airport departure hall on December 15, 2014 in Zaventem during a general strike in Belgium to protest against austerity measures taken by the Michel I Federal Government. Jonas Roosens/Belga Photo/AFP

Belgium gets new government with Michel as PM

Oct 08, 2014 - 9:20 AM

Belgium ends a 5 month spell without a government after the main center right parties agreed to form a coalition with French speaking liberal Charles Michel as prime minister

Charles Michel in Brussels, Belgium, 11 September 2014. Julien Warnand/EPA