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Around 2000 migrants who arrived by train, walk near the border town of Kljuc Brdovecki, on October 24, 2015, to cross the Croatia-Slovenia border. Crowds of refugees and other migrants camp by roads in western Balkan countries in worsening autumn weather after Hungary sealed its borders with Serbia and Croatia, …

Senator: Major Terror Attacks May Not Have Happened Without Migrant Crisis

Belgian Senator Alain Destexhe has questioned whether major terrorist attacks, like the Bataclan massacre in Paris or the Brussels airport bombing, would have occurred if the migrant crisis of 2015 had never happened. Senator Destexhe also criticised the Belgian government for allowing the rise

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‘I’m Not Ashamed’ Says Paris Attacks Suspect

The main suspect in the Paris attacks said he was “not ashamed” in a letter to a woman who has been writing to him in prison, according to extracts published in the French press Friday.


Paris Suspect Salah Abdeslam to Face French Investigators

AFP – Salah Abdeslam, a surviving member of the group that carried out the Paris attacks in November that killed 130 people, will be questioned by French investigators for the first time on Friday. For months, Abdeslam was the most


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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Belgian Minister Says Many Muslims ‘Danced’ After Attacks

Brussels (AFP) – Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon (pictured) said Saturday that a “significant” part of the Muslim population celebrated attacks, blaming the country’s policies for failing to integrate migrants into society. He did not explicitly refer to last month’s


Police Shocked By Scale Of Islamic State Network in Europe

Police have uncovered a large and growing network of Islamic State fighters, at least two of whom came to Europe as “refugees.” French and Belgian authorities have found that the scale of the threat of terrorism could be much bigger

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Paris Fugitive Helped More By Friends And Neighbours Than Islamic State

BRUSSELS, March 20 (Reuters) – After the Paris attacks, security forces searched far and wide for prime suspect Salah Abdeslam, who vanished after returning to Brussels, believing Islamic State could have spirited him away to Turkey, Syria or Morocco. It


Salah Abdeslam Starts Legal Fight Against Extradition To France

BRUSSELS (AP) — After a bullet in the leg ended his four-month flight from the law, Salah Abdeslam started a legal fight Saturday against his extradition from Belgium to France, where the president and the families of 130 victims want


Molenbeek Relieved, Resigned after Abdeslam Arrest

The question on everyone’s lips was “have they got him?” as rumours spread in a run-down Brussels district Friday that Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam had finally been arrested in their midst. As the rumour morphed into blaring news headlines

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Paris Suspect Salah Abdeslam Caught Alive in Brussels Shoot Out

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – One of the main suspects in the Paris attacks from last November, Salah Abdeslam has been wounded and caught by police in an operation on Friday afternoon in the Brussels quarter of Molenbeeck, Belgian media reported. One


Paris Attack Suspect Salah Abdeslam’s Prints Found In Brussels Raid

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgian police found fingerprints of the most wanted fugitive from November’s Paris attacks at the scene of a shootout this week, officials said on Friday, and the public broadcaster said he may have narrowly evaded capture. The


Shots Fired At Police In Brussels During Search Linked To Paris Attacks

Belgian prosecutors have announced shots were today fired at police in Belgium’s capital city, Brussels, as they carried out a major counter-terror operation linked to November’s Islamist Paris attacks. Federal prosecutor spokesman, Eric Van Der Sypt, announced police were fired at, but

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Belgian Court Orders Release of Paris Attacks Suspect

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A Belgian court released from custody on Friday one of 10 people charged with involvement in the Paris attacks because of insufficient evidence against him, his lawyer said. Ayoub Bazarouj, 22, was detained after a search of


Police Stopped Paris Terror Suspect Three Times But Let Him Go

Police stopped suspected Paris bomber Salah Abdeslam three times just a few hours after last month’s attacks but let him go free each time, investigators have confirmed. It was previously thought Mr Abdeslam was stopped just once by a traffic

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Belgian Police May Have Missed Paris Suspect Due To Ban On Raids After 9PM

According to the Belgian Justice Minister, police delayed their raid on the suspected Molenbeek hiding place of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam because of a ban on night-time raids. As a result the fugitive escaped. It is believed the Brussels-born Paris attacks