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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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Abdeslam extradited, charged in France

PARIS, April 27, (Agencies): Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam — Europe’s most wanted fugitive until his capture in Belgium last month — has been returned to France and charged with a host of terror-related offenses, his lawyer said Wednesday. The return of the last known survivor of those believed to …

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French jihadist’s brother fights radicalisation – ‘Black sheep’ finds calling

PARIS, April 21, (AFP): He is the brother of jihadist Mohamed Merah, who four years ago killed three soldiers and four Jews, but in his radicalised family it is Abdelghani who is seen as the black sheep. Abdelghani Merah has light brown eyes, a shaven head and a surname immediately …

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‘Man in hat’ at Brussels airport bombing ID’d, among 4 charged

BRUSSELS, April 9, (Agencies): A man held on terrorism charges in Belgium has admitted to being the “man in a hat” seen on security camera footage at Brussels airport alongside two suicide bombers after attacks in the city killed 32 people, public prosecutors said on Saturday. Prosecutors said that after …

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Belgians nab key attack suspect – Abrini held

BRUSSELS, April 8, (AP): A fugitive suspect in the Nov 13 Paris attacks was arrested in Belgium on Friday, French police officials said, after a raid Belgian authorities said was linked to the deadly March 22 Brussels bombings. The suspect, Mohamed Abrini, is believed to be the mysterious “man in …

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Belgium charges 3rd suspect with terrorism

BRUSSELS, April 2, (AFP): Belgium on Saturday charged a third suspect with terrorist activities over a foiled plot to attack France, federal prosecutors said. They named the suspect only as 35-year-old Y.A., but gave no further details. “He has been charged with participation in the activities of a terrorist group,” …

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