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‘Man in the Hat’ from Brussels Attacks Charged in France

PARIS (AP) — Mohamed Abrini, the ‘man in the hat’ who escaped from the Brussels airport just before a deadly suicide attack there has been charged in France over links to the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris. The Paris prosecutor’s

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New Suspect Charged Over Brussels Attacks

A Belgian man has been arrested and charged in connection with the Islamic State suicide bombings that killed 32 people in Brussels in March, prosecutors said late Friday. The 30-year-old, named as Youssef E.A, is one of several charged over

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Police Call For Vigilance Against Ramadan Terror Attacks

In light of indications of a possible terror attack, Belgian law enforcement authorities have called on soldiers patrolling the streets of Brussels to be on high alert during Ramadan. The Belgian police service has requested extra vigilance from soldiers deployed on the streets

LONDON, United Kingdom: (FILES) The wreck of the Number 30 double-decker bus is pictured in Tavistock Square in central London, 08 July, 2005.

Europol Warns Of Terrorist Cells in EU Stockpiling Explosives

Europol has warned of terrorist cells stockpiling weapons as the threat of terrorist attacks in the European Union (EU) remains the top national security concern among Member States. Europol, the EU’s law enforcement agency, claims to have foiled 211 terrorist plots in

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Belgium To Launch Air Strikes Against Islamic State In Syria

Belgium will extend its F-16 air strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq into Syria, the government said Friday, as it grapples with the aftermath of deadly IS-claimed bomb attacks in Brussels in March. “In accordance with UN Resolution 2249,

Handout pictures obtained via Interpol show Khalid (L) and Ibrahim (R) El Bakraoui, the two Belgian brothers identified as the suicide bombers who struck Brussels

Sick ‘Martyrs’ Art Exhibition Celebrates Brussels And Paris Bombers

(AFP) – A Copenhagen art exhibit planning to portray two of the Brussels suicide bombers and one of the Paris Bataclan attackers as “martyrs” has been reported to police for encouraging terrorism. In an exhibit partly inspired by Tehran’s Martyrs’

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Report: Belgian Police Knew Abdeslam Brothers Planned Terror Act Since 2014

A “highly classified” police watchdog’s report into Belgium’s response to the Paris attacks shows Belgian police had information as early as mid-2014 that the Abdeslam brothers intended to carry out “an irreversible act”. As part of the Paris attacks that killed 130 people

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Birmingham Pair In Court For Funding Belgium And Paris Attacker

Two people appeared in court in London on Friday accused of giving thousands of pounds to Brussels and Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini when he was in Britain last summer. Briton Mohammed Ali Ahmed, 26, and Belgian citizen Zakaria Boufassil,

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All Belgians To Receive Iodine Pills In Case Of Nuclear Incident

Belgium is to provide iodine pills to its entire population of around 11 million people to protect against radioactivity in case of a nuclear accident, the health minister was quoted as saying Thursday. The BBC reported that Health Minister Maggie De Block

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France To Extend State Of Emergency To Euro 2016 Tournament

PARIS (Reuters) – France plans to extend the state of emergency in place since November’s attacks on Paris for a further two months to ensure security at the Euro 2016 football tournament, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday. “Faced

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EU Parliament Drivers Found With Islamic State Propaganda

Two drivers chauffeuring European Parliament bureaucrats around the heart of European Union (EU) were allegedly found with Islamic State propaganda, prompting the parliament to approve a €10 million budget to expand and bring the driver service in house. The drivers were

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Thousands Rally In Brussels Against Jihadist Violence

Around 7,000 people marched through Brussels against jihadist violence on Sunday, nearly a month after coordinated suicide attacks in the Belgian capital killed 32 people and wounded hundreds of others. Organised by civil society groups, the so-called “march against terror

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Brussels Attacks: Belgium’s Transport Minister Resigns Over Airport Security Scandal

Belgium’s transport minister resigned following the revelation she was informed of reports highlighting security deficiencies in Belgian airports —  including Brussels — despite at first saying she had no knowledge of them. The classified European Union (EU) reports in question, leaked by the the Ecolo and

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Brussels Airport Suspect: Bombers Planned to Target Tel Aviv Passengers

Mohamed Abrini, who claims to be “the man in the hat” seen in footage walking into the Brussels airport alongside two suicide bombers, said during recent investigations that his accomplices had made plans to attack travelers at the hub in Belgium who were flying to Tel Aviv among other destinations.