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Top Europe court upholds ban on full-face veil in Belgium 

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld a Belgian ban on wearing the full-face niqab veil in public, calling the restriction "necessary in a democratic society".

Top Europe court upholds ban on full-face veil in Belgium 

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld a Belgian ban on wearing the full-face niqab veil in public.

Frenchman arrested with Belgians charged over terror

Paris - A 42-year-old Frenchman suspected of plotting attacks with two Belgian brothers was charged with terror offences on Sunday, a judicial source said.

Frenchman arrested with Belgians charged over terror

Paris - A 42-year-old Frenchman suspected of plotting attacks with two Belgian brothers was charged with terror offences on Sunday, a judicial source said.

French suspect held for planning attack with Belgian pair

Paris - A 42-year-old French national appeared in court Sunday on suspicion of plotting an attack with multiple weapons alongside two Belgian brothers who were charged in Brussels this week, judicial sources said.

Belgium seeks more suspects in terror case, new attack feared

Brussels - Belgian prosecutors said Thursday they were looking for further suspects in an emerging terror investigation and feared a possible fresh attack as the country remained on high security alert.

Five arrested in Belgian, French terror raids

Brussels - Five people have been arrested and an arms cache found after overnight terror raids in France and Belgium linked to a bikers' club called the Kamikaze Riders, officials and sources said Wednesday.

Four arrested, arms cache found after Brussels terror raids

Brussels - Four people have been arrested and an arms cache found after overnight terror raids in Brussels linked to a bikers' club called the Kamikaze Riders, federal prosecutors said Wednesday."During one of the house searches, various weapons were found.

Brussels train station attack: what we know

Brussels - Belgian soldiers shot dead a suspected bomber who set off an explosion in one of the busiest train stations in Brussels on Tuesday.Here is what we know so far about the incident, the latest in a wave of attacks to hit European cities:- What happened?

Brussels attacker identified as Moroccan with nail bomb

Brussels - Belgian authorities Wednesday identified a Moroccan man behind a foiled nail bomb assault on a busy Brussels train station, the latest in a wave of attacks to hit Europe. The 36-year-old -- named by prosecutors only by the initials O.Z.

Brussels train station attack: what we know

Brussels - Belgian soldiers shot dead a suspected bomber who set off a small explosion in one of the busiest train stations in Brussels on Tuesday.

Brussels train station 'terrorist' bomber shot dead

Brussels - Belgian soldiers shot and killed a suspected "terrorist" bomber after an explosion rocked a central Brussels train station Tuesday in the latest attack to hit Europe.

Belgian frites too 'chic' for EU ban

Brussels - The European Commission staunchly denied Tuesday that it was trying to ban Belgian fries, saying Belgium's deep fried treat was too "chic" to fall victim to Brussels red tape.

Brussels attacks probe highlights intel sharing failures

Brussels - An investigation into the Brussels suicide bombings last year highlighted failures in intelligence sharing among the security services as well as their "limited" information about radical networks.

Prince William, Irish PM mark WWI battle in Belgium

Messines - Britain's Prince William and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny led a ceremony in Belgium on Wednesday marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Messines in World War I.

Belgian court upholds French comic's jail term for racism: agency

Brussels - Belgium's top court Wednesday upheld a two-month jail term imposed on French comedian Dieudonne over racist and anti-Semitic remarks, Belga news agency said.

Police arrest 12 in Brussels attacks probe: prosecutors

Brussels - Belgian police arrested 12 people in a series of raids across Brussels on Tuesday over suspected links to the March 2016 attacks on the capital, prosecutors said.

Brussels, Paris attacks probe charges suspect's brother

Brussels - The brother of the suspected plotter of the deadly Paris and Brussels attacks has been formally charged as the leader of a terrorist group, Belgium's federal prosecutor said on Friday.

Belgian PM deafened by royal starting gun

Brussels - Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has suffered partial hearing loss after Princess Astrid fired the starting pistol for a running race next to his ear, his spokesman said Tuesday.

Belgian MPs demand better help for terror victims

Brussels - Belgian lawmakers on Tuesday demanded that authorities overhaul the way victims of terrorism are treated, after widespread criticism of insensitivity in the wake of last year's attacks in Brussels.

Suspect jihadists admit being at Brussels airport during attack

Madrid - Two suspected jihadists arrested in Spain have admitted being in Brussels airport at the time of the deadly March 2016 attack but deny involvement, a court spokesman said.

Man held in Spain spotted at Bataclan band concert venue

Barcelona - A man held in a Spanish anti-jihadist raid was spotted in September in front of a Barcelona concert hall where the band that was playing during the Bataclan attack in Paris was due to perform, police said Wednesday.

Belgium's 'fairytale' bluebell forest victim of own beauty

- A carpet of bluebells bursts into flower in Belgium in a wonder of the natural world -- but one that is at risk of being trampled by tourists drawn to its beauty.

Belgian linked to drugs, not Paris attack: prosecutors

Brussels - A man questioned in Belgium after the Champs Elysees attack in Paris is wanted in a drugs case and has no link to the fatal shooting in France, Belgian prosecutors said Friday.

DR Congo suspends military cooperation with Belgium

Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of Congo has suspended military cooperation with former colonial power Belgium after Brussels criticised President Joseph Kabila's choice of prime minister, sources said Friday.

Belgian king's colonial-era greenhouse opens to public

Brussels - In an annual rite of spring in Belgium, the domed 18th century greenhouse complex on King Philippe's Brussels estate opened to the public on Friday.

Stockholm truck attack suspect interested in IS, residency rejected

Stockholm - The suspected Stockholm truck attacker had shown interest in extremist groups and had his permanent residency application rejected in June 2016, Swedish police said on Sunday.

Catholic Church in Belgium honors sex abuse victims

Brussels - The Catholic Church in Belgium on Saturday took part in a day of recognition for victims of sexual abuse by priests, seven years after a paedophile scandal rocked the institution.

14 migrants hurt after Belgium car chase

Brussels - Fourteen migrants were injured on Tuesday when a van crashed into a highway safety barrier during a police car chase in Belgium, prosecutors said.

Terror charges for suspect in murky Antwerp car incident

Brussels - A Tunisian man has been charged with terror offences after being arrested for driving at high speed into a crowded shopping area in the Belgian port city of Antwerp, prosecutors said Friday as his motives remained unclear.
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