Jan 23, 2015

Security concerns prompt Belgian museum to cancel Charlie Hebdo tribute

A Belgian museum dedicated to the creator of comic book hero Tintin said Thursday that security concerns prompted it to cancel an exhibition honoring the murdered Charlie Hebdo magazine cartoonists. The museum in Louvain-la-Neuve near Brussels said it took the decision after consulting Wednesday ...

Sixth person charged in foiled Belgium terror plot

Jan 22, 2015

Sixth person charged in foiled Belgium terror plot

Belgian prosecutors said Wednesday they have brought terrorism charges against a sixth person following a series of raids in Belgium last week that foiled a plot to kill police. The man, identified as Abdelmoumaim H. and who is in his 20s, was arrested Tuesday ...

Jan 18, 2015

No sign Greek anti-terrorism arrests are linked with Belgian probe

Belgian authorities said Saturday that information sent to them from Athens so far has not indicated the people detained by police in Greece were involved in a Belgian jihadi cell. A Greek police official earlier said four terrorism suspects had been arrested separately in ...

Dozens arrested in anti-terrorism raids across Europe

Jan 17, 2015

Dozens arrested in anti-terrorism raids across Europe

Belgium ordered its army into the streets and anti-terrorism raids across Western Europe netted dozens of suspects Friday as authorities rushed to thwart more attacks by people with links to Mideast Islamic extremists. As anxiety soared in the wake of last week’s bloody spree ...

Two dead as Belgium foils 'major' terror plot

Jan 16, 2015

Two dead as Belgium foils 'major' terror plot

Belgian police killed two suspected terrorists and arrested a third in a shootout in the eastern town of Verviers, preventing a possible “major” attack, authorities said. The raid, part of several anti-terror operations yesterday by the police, came after suspected Islamist gunmen last week ...

European temperature records smashed amid 2014 heat wave

Jan 6, 2015

European temperature records smashed amid 2014 heat wave

The year 2014 broke a series of heat records in France, Britain, Germany and Belgium, weather agencies reported Monday. In France, “2014 was the hottest year since 1900,” the Meteo-France weather agency said in a statement. The country’s average annual temperature in 2014 was ...

Dec 4, 2014

Belgium lawmakers set stage to recognize Palestinian state

Belgian legislators from the ruling coalition are working on a nonbinding resolution to recognize a Palestinian state, adding to the groundswell of support within the European Union. Even if such a legislative resolution from the government parties comes quickly, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders ...

Sep 25, 2014

Belgium to offer fighter jets for Islamic State strikes in Iraq

Belgium plans to send six F-16 fighter jets to join the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group but will limit their use to Iraq, the government said. The Belgian Parliament must still approve the move, which follows a formal request from Washington ...