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Cities seek creative ways to prevent vehicle attacks

Dozen vehicle-ramming attacks in Europe and US PARIS, Aug 19, (AP): From Barcelona to Times Square and beyond, extremists have used vehicles as deadly weapons with alarming frequency in recent years, whether to promote jihad, get attention or express despair. In response, ugly concrete blocks as well as more aesthetic …

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4 held in raids tied to Brussels attack – France ‘anti-terror’ law set

PARIS, June 22, (Agencies): French President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Thursday set out a tough new anti-terrorism law that has already faced protests from civil rights groups. The proposals presented to the first meeting of the reshuffl ed cabinet are designed to allow the lifting of the state of emergency …

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Brussels ups security after failed ‘bombing’ – Dutch arrest terror suspect

BRUSSELS, June 21, (Agencies): Belgium said on Wednesday a Moroccan man carried out a foiled terrorist attack with a nail bomb at a busy Brussels train station, the latest in a wave of attacks to hit Europe. The 36-year-old man, identified only as O.Z, shouted “Allahu Akbar” and tried to …

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Saudi rejects Belgium claim on preaching radicalism and extremism ideas in the country

BRUSSELS, Feb 12, (KUNA): The Saudi Embassy in Brussels has rejected recent Belgian media reports claiming that the Saudi-financed Islamic Culture, also known as the Great Mosque in the Belgian capital, is preaching radicalism and extremism ideas in the country. “Despite much rumour and ugly political rhetoric, the Belgian Government …

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Travel restricted for minors over jihadi fears – Belgium charges 2 over Paris attacks

BRUSSELS, Jan 12, (Agencies): Belgium has charged two suspects with providing false documents to a man linked to the November 2015 Paris attacks, who later blew himself up on a crowded Brussels metro, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The pair, a man and a woman, were “suspected to have provided Khalid …

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Belgium’s Molenbeek struggles with jihadist tag a year after Paris

Molenbeek, Belgium, Nov 7, 2016 (AFP) -One year on from the Paris massacres, the gritty district in Brussels that was the launchpad for the attacks is struggling to shed its reputation as a jihadist hotbed. Molenbeek, a largely immigrant neighbourhood, is notorious not only for its role in the November …

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Attacker stabs 2 Brussels police – German court jails IS fi ghter

BRUSSELS, Oct 6, (AFP): An attacker stabbed two police officers in Brussels on Wednesday in a possible terror incident, the latest attack in a city still reeling from deadly Islamic State bombings in March. Police shot the man in the leg after he used a knife to attack the two …

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Kuwaitis cautioned after train bomb scare – Brussels station evacuated

BRUSSELS, Oct 5, (KUNA): Kuwaiti embassy in Brussels advised Kuwaitis in Belgium to be cautious when using public transportations, most particularly trains and subway systems. This advisory followed a bomb scare at Brussels Nord station, one of Brussels’ two major train stations. The false alarm forced security officers to evacuate …

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Belgium arrests 2 suspected of plotting attack

BRUSSELS, July 30, (AFP): Belgian police arrested two men suspected of plotting a terror attack in Belgium as Europe remained on edge Saturday following a rising wave of jihadist bloodshed on the continent. Police arrested two men, identified as Noureddine H. and his brother Hamza H., after house searches late …

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Belgium holds 12 after anti-terror raids

BRUSSELS, June 18, (Agencies): Belgian police arrested 12 suspects in a major anti-terror operation overnight amid security alerts in Belgium and France around the Euro 2016 soccer tournament and just three months after Islamist bombers wrought carnage in Brussels. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel chaired a meeting of the government’s …

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