Category: Belgium

Brussels: Man ‘neutralised’ by Belgian police after blast

Belgian soldiers “neutralized” a person reportedly wearing an explosive belt at Brussels Central Station on Tuesday evening. “We do not know whether the man, whose identity we have yet to confirm, is alive or dead. However, this was a terrorist attack,” Eric Van der Sijpt, spokesperson for the Belgian Federal prosecutor told reporters at a […]

Paris attacks suspect Abrini arrested: Belgian media

Mohamed Abrini, wanted over November’s Islamic State attacks in Paris, has been arrested in Brussels, Belgium’s public broadcasters said on Friday, adding that he was probably involved in last month’s Brussels bombings. Public prosecutors confirmed in a brief statement only that police had made several arrests related to the Brussels attacks. Abrini, a 31-year-old Belgian, […]

Erdogan mentions Brussels bombing days before attack

Less than a week before the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned of possible bombings in European cities, including Brussels. “There is no reason why the bomb that exploded in Ankara could not explode in Brussels, or in any other European city,” Erdogan declared during a ceremony commemorating the 101st anniversary […]

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam captured in Brussels raids

Paris terror attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been arrested during a massive police operation in the Molenbeek area of Brussels, the Belgian Federal prosecutor’s office has confirmed. According to police sources Abdeslam was wounded in the leg in the course of the anti-terror raids on rue des Quatre-Vents. The mayor of Molenbeek, Francois Schepmans, confirmed […]

FBI-MI5 undermining ISIL propaganda; covering up blowback

The idea that a man who’s been trying to convert others to Islam ends up beheading someone is alarming enough, but perhaps even more given what has been happening in the Middle East. The Islamist extremist group ISIS has made a name for its itself using such tactics, going so far as to record the […]

Belgians protest against legalizing euthanasia for minors

Hundreds of Belgians have taken to the streets in the capital Brussels to oppose the government’s consideration of the extension of a proposed law legalizing euthanasia for minors. On Sunday, as many as 200 protesters demonstrated in the city, showing their opposition to the controversial decision to extend the law of euthanasia to terminally ill […]

Lawmakers back allowing minors to request euthanasia

A controversial bill that would extend the right to request euthanasia to children suffering terminal illnesses and adults with dementia cleared a vote in a Belgian Senate committee Wednesday. The panel voted 13-4 to allow minors to seek euthanasia under certain conditions, the communications director for the Senate, Patrick Peremans, told CNN. The vote is […]

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