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Paris attacks suspect's DNA 'not found on suicide belt'

Paris - No DNA from fugitive Salah Abdeslam, a key suspect in November's Paris attacks, has been found on a suicide belt discovered in the French capital, a source close to the inquiry said Friday.

Trixie Whitley back doing what she does best Special

The Belgian American singer/songwriter, daughter of the late Chris Whitley, is presently promoting her latest LP 'Porta Bohemica' and writing new songs for her next project. Digital Journal caught up with her.

Green light for paternity suit against Belgian ex-king

Brussels - Belgium's constitutional court gave the green light Wednesday to legal action by a sculptor to prove her claim she is the natural daughter of former King Albert II.

Belgium, France agree to boost anti-terror cooperation

Brussels - The Belgian and French prime ministers on Monday agreed on the need to boost counter-terror cooperation, after Belgium came under fire for failing to help prevent November's Paris terror attacks.

Belgium arrests 4 seeking to go to Syria, Libya

Brussels - Belgian police on Saturday arrested four people on suspicion they planned to go to Syria and Libya, the federal prosecutor's office said, as the nation remains on high alert following the Paris attacks.

Belgium charges 11th person over Paris attacks

Brussels - A Belgian judge on Friday charged an 11th person with terrorism-related offences over the deadly Paris attacks, two days after the suspect was arrested in a raid in Brussels.The man identified as Zakaria J.

Two more held in Belgium over Paris attacks: prosecutors

Brussels - Two men were detained for questioning in the troubled Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek during police raids over the past two days linked to the deadly Paris attacks, prosecutors said Thursday.

Netherlands says 'serious' concerns about Belgium nuclear plants

Doel - The Netherlands has "serious" concerns about neighbouring Belgium's ageing nuclear reactors, the Dutch environment minister said Wednesday during a joint inspection of one plant with her Belgian counterpart.

Belgium's ageing nuclear plants worry neighbours

Nieuw-namen - As the two cooling towers at Belgium's Doel nuclear power belch thick white steam into a wintry sky, people over the border in the Dutch town of Nieuw-Namen are on edge.

Paris suicide bomber left Belgium for Syria in 2013: Prosecutors

Brussels - A Belgian-Moroccan man who blew himself up during a police raid days after the Paris attacks had travelled in 2013 to Syria where he joined the Islamic State group, Belgian prosecutors said Friday.

Suicide bomber in Paris attacks police raid was Belgian-Moroccan

Paris - A suicide bomber who blew himself up during a huge police raid following the jihadist attacks in Paris was a Belgian-Moroccan man also suspected of being one of the gunmen in the November rampage, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Belgian police find safe houses used by Paris suspects

Brussels - Belgian police have identified three safe houses used by key suspects including presumed ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud as they plotted the deadly Paris attacks, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Belgium charge top jihadi expert over false affidavit for detainee

Brussels - Belgian prosecutors said Monday they have arrested a high-profile expert on jihadi fighters and charged him with providing a suspected extremist with a false affidavit that he was on a deradicalisation course.

Belgian police find Paris fugitive's possible bomb-making hideout

Brussels - Belgian police have found a Brussels flat where bombs used in the Paris attacks could have been made and where key suspect Salah Abdeslam may have hidden after the massacre, prosecutors said Friday.

Another three people released in alleged Brussels New Year plot

Brussels - Two men remain in Belgian police custody over an alleged plot to launch New Year attacks in Brussels following the release of another three people in the case, prosecutors said Friday.

19 to face trial over spectacular Brussels diamond heist

Brussels - Nineteen people have been ordered to face trial over a spectacular $50 million diamond heist at Brussels airport almost three years ago, the Belga news agency said Thursday.

Belgium holds 5 over 'New Year plot', cancels Brussels fireworks

Brussels - Belgian police were holding five people early Friday over an alleged New Year plot in Brussels, and also arrested a 10th suspect over last month's attacks in Paris.

Belgium charges 10th suspect over Paris attacks

Brussels - Belgian prosecutors said Thursday they have arrested a 10th suspect over the jihadist attacks in Paris last month and charged him with terror offences.

France confirms death of jihadist with Paris attacks links

Paris - France on Wednesday confirmed the death of French jihadist Charaffe el Mouadan, who had close links to at least one of the Paris attackers, as it emerged the gunmen coordinated the November 13 assault in real time.

Brussels cancels New Year's fireworks, festivities over terror threat

Brussels - Belgian authorities on Wednesday cancelled the annual New Year's Eve festivities and fireworks in the heart of Brussels after revealing an alleged jihadist plot to attack the capital during the holiday.The city of 1.

Belgium detains one person in new search in Paris attacks case

Brussels - Belgian police detained for questioning one person on Wednesday following a new search in the troubled Brussels immigrant neighborhood of Molenbeek in connection with the deadly Paris attacks, prosecutors said.

Belgium probes motorcycle gang in alleged Islamist New Year plot

Brussels - Belgium is probing whether a motorcycle gang was involved in an alleged plot to launch attacks in Brussels during New Year's festivities, a source close to the probe told AFP Wednesday.

Belgium arrests two over suspected New Year attack plot

Brussels - Belgian police have arrested two people suspected of plotting attacks in Brussels during New Year festivities, just weeks after the jihadist bombings and shootings in Paris which were allegedly planned in Belgium.

Mother of Paris attacker says she missed warning signs: Report

Brussels - The mother of one of the Paris attackers has told a local Belgian television station that she had missed the warning signs, and not spotted that her son had been radicalised.

Belgian police quiz Brussels school on Paris attacker, media say

Brussels - The Belgian authorities are questioning staff at a Brussels school attended by one of the Paris attackers whose warnings that he had become worryingly radicalised were missed, press reports said Saturday.

Belgium charges ninth Paris-attacks suspect

Brussels - The Belgian authorities have charged a ninth person in connection with last month's deadly Paris attacks, the prosecutor's office said Thursday.

Belgium frees five held in Paris attacks probe

Brussels - A Belgian judge on Monday released five people without charge after they were arrested in a series of raids in connection with last month's Paris attacks, prosecutors said Monday.

Brussels police raid home, make arrests in Paris attacks probe

Brussels - Belgian police searched a home in the centre of Brussels on Sunday and made two arrests in connection with a probe into last month's terror attacks in Paris, federal prosecutors said.

Paris attacks suspect got past three police checks: source

Brussels - Wanted fugitive Salah Abdeslam, suspected of involvement in last month's Paris attacks, got past three police checks in France as he fled to Belgium just hours after the terror assaults, a source close to the Belgian investigation saidConfirming a repo...

Paris attacks fugitive may have given Belgian police the slip: Media

Brussels - Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam may have evaded Belgian police by hiding in a vehicle or item of furniture as they homed in on him after the massacre, Belgian media reported.
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