Brussels attacks

Belgium marks first anniversary of deadliest attacks in its history

Solemn commemorations were held at the Brussels international airport and one of the city's metro stations as Belgium marked the first anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attacks in its history on Wednesday.

The suspects linked to the Brussels terrorist attacks

More than 30 people were killed and over 300 injured in consecutive terrorist attacks carried out in March on the Brussels airport and an underground station in the Belgian capital.

Brussels bomber had previously worked at airport, minister confirms

One of the suicide bombers who died in the March 22 terrorist attacks on the Brussels airport had previously been an employee there, Interior Minister Jan Jambon confirmed on Thursday.

Strike action limits flights at Brussels airport in wake of attacks

A strike by air traffic controllers hampered flight arrivals and departures Tuesday at Brussels airport, which is still operating below full capacity following suicide bombing attacks last month.

Belgian authorities arrest two over suicide bombing attacks

Belgian authorities have arrested two further suspects related to last month's suicide bombing attacks in Brussels, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

Under pressure, terrorists abandoned France plans, attacked Brussels

The perpetrators of last month's terrorist attacks on Brussels, under pressure from ongoing investigations, struck the Belgian capital rather than execute a new attack they were planning on France, Belgian federal prosecutors said Sunday.

Prosecution: Brussels terrorist group had planned new France attack

The perpetrators of last month's terrorist attacks on Brussels had in fact been planning a new attack on France but ran out of time, according to information gathered by investigators, the Belgian federal prosecution said Sunday.

Prosecution: Brussels terrorist group had planned new France attack

The perpetrators of last month's terrorist attacks on Brussels had in fact been planning a new attack on France but ran out of time, according to information gathered by investigators, the Belgian federal prosecution said Sunday.

Links between the Paris and Brussels attackers

Investigators have come across several connections between the attackers who killed 130 people in Paris last November and the perpetrators behind suicide bomb attacks in Brussels last month that left 32 people dead.

Paris attacks suspect admits to being "man with the hat" fugitive

Paris terrorism suspect Mohamed Abrini confessed Saturday to being the fugitive third attacker at the Brussels airport last month, Belgian prosecutors said a day after his arrest.

Four charged over terrorist murders in Paris, Brussels attack inquiry

Paris terrorism suspect Mohamed Abrini was charged in Belgium on Saturday with terrorist murders and lead participation in the activities of a terrorist group, over his alleged role in the November attacks in Paris that left 130 dead.

Four charged with terrorist murders in Paris, Brussels attack inquiry

Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini has been charged in Belgium with terrorist murders and participation in the activities of a terrorist group, along with three others, the federal prosecution said Saturday.

Prosecution unsure of Paris attack suspect Abrini's link to Brussels

It is "not possible yet to confirm" that Mohamed Abrini is the "man with the hat" who left behind a bomb during suicide attacks on Brussels airport last month, the prosecution says.

Reports: Sixth man arrested in Brussels terrorism investigation

Belgian authorities arrested a sixth man on Friday night, in addition to five men seized as part of investigations into terrorist attacks on Paris and Brussels, Belgian media reported Saturday.

Belgium verifying if arrested five include Brussels attack fugitives

Belgian authorities arrested five people on Friday in relation to deadly terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, but were still verifying whether they included sought-after men present during last month's attacks on the Belgian capital.

One of Brussels arrests may have been second person in metro attack

One of five people arrested by Belgian authorities on Friday may have been present at the suicide bomb attack in the Brussels underground station of Maelbeek last month, prosecutors say.

Brussels airport attack fugitive "likely" among arrests, media say

A suspect who had been sought by police for months in connection with the November terrorist attacks in Paris has been arrested, and "more than likely" is the bomber who fled a later attack on the Brussels airport, Belgian media reported Friday.

Report: Second man arrested in Brussels named as Swedish national

A second man arrested in Brussels on Friday has been identified as Osama Krayem, a Swedish national who allegedly bought the bags used for suicide bombs in last month's attack on Brussels airport, the Belgian broadcasters RTBF and VRT report.

Report: Paris suspect arrested, likely to be fugitive Brussels bomber

A suspect who had been sought by police for months in connection with the November terrorist attacks in Paris has been arrested and "more than likely" is the bomber who fled a later attack on the Brussels airport, Belgian media reported Friday.

Report: Abrini "more than likely" is fugitive Brussels airport bomber

Mohamed Abrini, a suspect arrested Friday in connection with the November terrorist attacks in Paris, is "more than likely" the bomber who had fled during an attack last month on the Brussels airport, the Belgian broadcasters VRT and RTBF report.

Prosecutors: Several arrests made in connection with Brussels attacks

Several new arrests have been made in connection with the March 22 terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgian prosecutors say in a statement.

Police ask for public's help in search for Brussels airport bomber

Belgian prosecutors on Thursday appealed to the public for new information about the third attacker at the Brussels airport in the wake of suicide bombings last month that killed 32 victims.

Belgian prosecutors appeal for new evidence on third airport attacker

Belgian prosecutors are appealing to the public for new information about the third attacker at the Brussels airport, known as the "man with the hat" based on video surveillance images, who fled the airport, where two suicide bombers set off explosions.

Brussels terrorist attacker held summer jobs in EU Parliament

One of the perpetrators in last month's terrorist attacks on Brussels twice held a summer job as a cleaner in the European Parliament several years ago, the institution said Wednesday.

Brussels airport operations pick up steam after terrorist attacks

Departures and arrivals picked up pace Monday at the Brussels international airport, following its partial reopening the previous day in the wake of suicide bombing attacks last month that killed more than 30 victims in the Belgian capital.

First passenger flight since attacks takes off from Brussels airport

A passenger flight headed to Faro, Portugal, took off from Brussels Airport on Sunday, the first passenger flight to depart from the airport after suicide bombings killed more than 30 people there and at a Brussels metro station last month.

Brussels airport to reopen after city sees rioting over attacks

The international airport in Brussels is due to partially reopen on Sunday following suicide bombing attacks that killed more than 30 people in the Belgian capital last month, its operator said.

Brussels airport to partially reopen for first time since attacks

Brussels' international airport will partially reopen on Sunday following suicide bombing attacks that killed more than 30 people in the Belgian capital last month, its operator said.

Brussels airport to reopen with tightened perimeter security

The Brussels airport will have tighter perimeter security measures when it reopens as early as Sunday, the Belga news agency reported, after the March 22 suicide bombings that killed 32 people in the Belgian capital.

Brussels airport remains closed as police threaten strikes

Brussels airport remained closed Friday, 10 days after suicide bomb attacks that killed more than 30 in the Belgian capital, as police unions blocked the resumption of operations, demanding additional security measures.

Brussels terrorist attacks: What we know and what we don't know

Investigators have made progress in piecing together who carried out last week's terrorist attacks in Brussels and why, but key questions remain open.

Brussels airport ready to reopen after attacks; date not yet decided

Brussels' international airport has been given the go-ahead to reopen following suicide bombing attacks that killed more than 30 people in the Belgian capital last week, but its operator said Thursday that no date has been set for flights to resume.

Brussels attack hotline staffer fired for denying Israel's existence

A Belgian crisis centre operator handling calls about last week's terrorist attacks has been fired after denying the existence of the State of Israel in a request about the repatriation of hospitalized Israeli victims, local media reported Thursday.

After Brussels attacks, crisis centre staff denies Israel's existence

A Belgian crisis centre operator handling calls about last week's terrorist attacks denied the existence of the State of Israel in a conversation about the repatriation of hospitalized Israeli victims, local media reported Thursday.

EU, India agree to step up terrorism fight after Brussels attacks

India and the European Union agreed Wednesday to step up the fight against terrorism, during a visit to Brussels by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the week after suicide bombings killed more than 30 people in the Belgian capital.

Media: Belgian policeman was drunk at crisis meeting after attacks

A Brussels police commissioner arrived drunk at a meeting on the evening of last week's suicide bomb attacks in the Belgian capital, local media reported Wednesday.

Indian premier Modi pays tribute to Brussels attack victims

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid a wreath Wednesday at one of the sites attacked in last week's triple bomb blasts in Brussels, ahead of talks with EU officials focusing on counterterrorism efforts and trade.

All 32 casualties identified a week after Brussels terrorist attacks

A week after the triple bombing attacks on Brussels, state prosecutors announced Tuesday that all casualties had been identified, while revising the number of victims down to 32.

All Brussels attack casualties identified; number down to 32

A week after the triple bombing attacks on Brussels, all casualties have been identified, state prosecutors say, while bringing the total number of victims down to 32.

The Brussels terrorist attacks: What we know and what we don't know

Investigators have made progress in piecing together who carried out this week's terrorist attacks in Brussels and why, but some questions still remain open.

Belgium releases Brussels terrorist suspect Faycal C

Belgian authorities have released a man charged earlier this week with terrorist murder in connection with the Brussels attacks, due to a lack of evidence to back up the allegations against him, the prosecution says.

Death toll from Brussels attacks up to 35 after 4 die in hospital

Four people have died in hospital following last week's triple bombing attack in Brussels, the federal prosecution said Monday, raising the total number of victims to 35.

Calm returns to Brussels memorial after arrests at "hooligan" protest

Police have cleared crowds of self-proclaimed "hooligans" from a makeshift memorial site for the victims of the recent triple bombing attack in Brussels, the Belga news agency reported, while adding that there was still a high security presence.

Call for calm at Brussels memorial site as "hooligans" protest

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel on Sunday called for restraint in the face of self-proclaimed "hooligans" who have gathered at a makeshift memorial site for the victims of last week's triple bombing attack in Brussels.

Belgian police carry out 13 raids, four suspects still in custody

Police in Belgium carried out 13 terrorism-related raids in neighbourhoods of the capital Brussels and near the northern city of Antwerp on Sunday morning, prosecutors say in a statement.

Italy arrests man suspected of collusion with Brussels terrorists

Italian police have arrested an Algerian man wanted in Belgium on suspicion of supplying fake documents used by three of the terrorists behind the attacks in Paris and Brussels, Italian media reported Saturday.

Organizers cancel Brussels march as officials cite limited police

The group that organized a solidarity march in response to recent terrorist attacks in Brussels called off the event in the Belgian capital, heeding a request by government officials.

Organizers cancel Brussels solidarity event after officials' request

Organizers are cancelling a solidarity march set to take place in Brussels in response to the recent terrorist attacks.

Brussels warns against solidarity march in wake of suicide bombings

Belgian politicians on Saturday implored people not to take part in a so-called March Against Fear in Brussels this weekend, with the ongoing investigation into recent terrorist attacks keeping the capital on edge.

Suspect charged in Belgium amid reports he may be fugitive attacker

A man detained earlier this week has been charged with terrorist murder in connection with the Brussels attacks, federal prosecutors said Saturday, with reports claiming he may have fled during the bombings at the Belgian capital's airport.

No weapons found after search of charged Brussels suspect's home

The home of a suspect who has been charged in connection with the Brussels terrorist attacks was searched by police, but no weapons or explosives were found, prosecutors say in a statement.

Brussels flights still suspended as attack-planning details emerge

Brussels airport said it will not resume passenger flights before Tuesday, following a judicial investigation into the terrorist attacks at the airport.

Report: Abdeslam downplays his role in Paris attacks

Salah Abdeslam, who was arrested in Brussels for involvement in the November terrorist attacks in Paris, has downplayed his role in the attacks during questioning, Le Monde newspaper reported Saturday.

Flights at Brussels airport not to resume before Tuesday

Brussels airport says on Saturday it will not resume passenger flights before Tuesday, following a judicial investigation into the terrorist attacks at the airport.

Report: Athens police knew of plans for Brussels airport attack

Greek police found plans for a potential attack on Brussels airport in two Athens flats in January 2015 and informed the Belgian authorities, Skai news broadcaster reported Saturday, citing the police.

Belgian minister blames liaison officer in Turkey for security lapse

Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon on Friday blamed a liaison officer from Belgium's police force based in Turkey for a security lapse that put his government under pressure following the Brussels terrorist attacks, local media reported.

Paris suspect Abdeslam refused to cooperate after Brussels bombings

A key suspect in the Paris terrorist attacks refused to talk with police following this week's suicide bombings in Brussels, prosecutors said Friday.

Second Brussels airport bomber identified, six detained in raids

The second suicide bomber who died at the Brussels airport this week has been identified as a man wanted in connection with last year's Paris terrorist attacks, Belgian prosecutors said Friday, while further suspects were being questioned.

Major shift in security unlikely after post-Brussels reviews

Despite calls for better sharing of intelligence and tighter security at airports and other transport hubs, analysts say most European governments are already doing nearly everything they can to prevent terrorism.

Prosecutors confirm identity of second dead Brussels airport bomber

The second suicide bomber who died during this week's terrorist attacks on the Brussels airport was Najim Laachraoui, Belgian federal prosecutors confirm.

Morning raids in Brussels tied to arrest in France, prosecution says

Two raids conducted by police in Brussels on Friday morning were linked to the arrest near Paris of a man in the advanced stages of planning a terrorist attack in France, the Belgian prosecutor says.

Three Dutch citizens among victims of Brussels attacks

Three people from the Netherlands were killed in the attack on Brussels airport departure hall, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Kerry in Brussels to meet with Belgian leaders after attacks

US Secretary of State John Kerry was expected to meet with Belgian leaders on Friday after terrorist attacks earlier this week rocked the seat of the European Union's main institutions.

Raids in Brussels result in six arrests as clues emerge about attack

Six people were taken into custody Thursday evening during police raids in Brussels as Belgian authorities faced questions about possible security lapses prior to the Tuesday's terrorist attacks in the city.

Multiple raids in Brussels net six suspects

Police in Brussels arrest six suspects in multiple raids, the broadcaster VRT reports.

EU pledges to step up fight against terrorism after Brussels attacks

EU ministers responsible for security and justice pledged Thursday to step up their fight against terrorism in the wake of this week's attacks in Brussels, which some argue could have been prevented by more intelligence sharing and still-pending legislation.

Belgium faces questions about security lapses after Brussels attacks

Belgian authorities on Thursday were facing questions about possible security lapses prior to the Brussels terrorist attacks following a media report that two of the suspects had violated their parole and a claim by Turkey that it had warned Belgium.

Belgium: Turkey communicated Brussels suspect's deportation too late

Belgian Justice Minister Koen Geens says that Turkey did not inform his country in time of the deportation last year of Ibrahim El Bakraoui, who then took part in this week's Brussels terrorist attacks.

Belgian politicians demand parliamentary inquiry into attacks

Leading Belgian politicians were calling Thursday for a parliamentary inquiry into the Brussels terrorist attacks, following reports that one suspect may have been flagged to authorities by Turkey.

EU ministers meet under pressure to deliver after Brussels attacks

EU ministers responsible for security and justice were holding emergency talks Thursday in Brussels, under pressure to improve security measures after deadly terrorist attacks in the Belgian capital.

Brussels bomber had been wanted in connection with Paris attacks

One of the men who carried out the Brussels suicide bombings had been wanted by police in connection with the terrorist attacks in Paris last November, Belgian prosecutors said Thursday.

Extended family mourns death of mother of twins in Brussels attacks

It was supposed to be a family reunion, but it ended in tragedy in Brussels.

Belgian authorities probe breadth of terrorist networks

Belgian authorities were investigating Thursday how far the network of attackers who carried out the deadly bombings in Brussels reached, as a state broadcaster reported that a second man likely took part in the subway explosion.

Belgian authorities piece together trail of suicide bombers

A picture emerged Wednesday of the men who bombed the Brussels airport and a central subway line killing scores, with prosecutors and media naming two brothers and a Belgian with links to Paris as the search continued for a fourth attacker.

The Paris and Brussels attack suspects who are still on the run

Belgian police are searching for several men who allegedly played a role in the terrorist attacks in Paris last November and in Brussels on Tuesday.

Belgian health officials revise number of attack injuries to 300

The number of people injured in the attacks on Brussels Airport and a subway station in the Belgian capital has been revised to 300, the Belga news agency reports citing the health ministry.

Belgian brothers known to police were among Brussels suicide bombers

Two Belgian brothers known to police were among the suicide bombers who carried out deadly terrorist attacks this week on the international airport and subway in Brussels, federal prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said Wednesday.

No passenger flights to and from Brussels Airport through Friday

There will not be any passenger flights arriving in or departing from Brussels Airport through Friday, the airport says in a statement.

Two Belgians, one Peruvian woman named as victims of Brussels attacks

A university student and a government worker from Belgium and a Peruvian woman married to a Belgian were among the confirmed dead Wednesday following the terrorist attacks in Brussels, as identification efforts continue for other victims.

Brussels attacks prompt new calls for EU to "get serious" on security

European Union governments are again under pressure to enhance security and intelligence cooperation, after the Brussels terror attacks.

EU commission: Don't turn against refugees after terrorist attacks

There is no reason to turn against refugees after the Brussels terrorist attacks, the European Commission said Wednesday, after several right-wing politicians called for tougher migration policies.

Bomb that didn't explode during Brussels attack was the most powerful

The bomb that did not explode during this week's terrorist attacks on the Brussels airport was the most powerful one prepared for the attack, Belgian federal prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw says.

Suspect wanted for Brussels attacks still on the run, prosecutor says

A suspect being sought in the terrorist attack on the Brussels airport is still on the run, Belgian federal prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw says, contradicting earlier media reports.

One of Brussels suicide bombers had written a will, prosecutor says

Brahim El Bakraoui, one of two brothers who participated in the terrorist attacks in Brussels, had written a will, Belgian federal prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw says.

Three European Commission staff members injured in Brussels attacks

Three staff members from the European Commission have been injured in the Brussels terrorist attacks, a top official from the European Union's executive says.

HNS says president, PM jeopardise functioning of intelligence system

The opposition Croatian People's Party (HNS) on Wednesday said that by failing to resolve the issue of the appointment of the new heads of the Security-Intelligence Agency (SOA) and the Office of the National Security Council, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic had jeopardised the functioning of the intelligence system, which it said had made the country vulnerable considering the current terrorist threats in Europe.

Situation in Croatia stable and safe, says interior minister

Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic said on Wednesday, in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attack in Brussels, that the security situation in Croatia was stable and that the higher alert level referred to enhanced monitoring of all communication points.

Brussels airport to remain closed on Thursday

The international airport in Brussels says that it will remain closed to passengers on Thursday, following the suicide bombings that ripped through its departure hall.

Brussels holds minute of silence to commemorate attack victims

People across Brussels are holding a minute of silence to commemorate the victims of the terrorist attacks on the international airport and a subway station in the Belgian capital.

Brothers said to be among Brussels bombers, one arrest reported

Two Brussels brothers known to police were among the suicide bombers who carried out deadly attacks on the international airport and subway in the Belgian capital, local media reported Wednesday, while an arrest was said to have been made during a raid.

Person arrested in Brussels may be wanted terrorism suspect - reports

A person arrested during police raids in the Brussels neighbourhood of Anderlecht may be Najim Laachraoui, an accomplice of Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam, the newspaper La Libre Belgique and the broadcaster RTL report.

Bosnian language portal applauds Brussels attacks, announces new ones

The Vijesti Ummeta Internet portal in the Bosnian language, which carries the positions of Islamic State (IS) and extremist groups, has applauded Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Brussels and threatened new attacks on "crusading states" in retaliation for attacks on IS.

International rail service to Brussels resumes

The first international train arrives in Brussels, a day after rail service was suspended due to the deadly terrorist attacks in the Belgian capital.

Reports: Brothers known to police were among Brussels suicide bombers

Two Brussels brothers who were known to police are among the suicide bombers who carried out deadly terrorist attacks on the international airport and subway in the Belgian capital, local media reported Wednesday.

Brussels attacks kill 30; Islamic State claims responsibility

Explosions that tore through the departures area at Brussels' international airport and a subway station in the heart of the Belgian capital on Tuesday killed at least 30 people, injured 230 and set the European Union capital further on edge.

Brussels attacks prompt tighter security across Europe, elsewhere

Governments in Europe and beyond have responded to the deadly terrorist attacks in Brussels, calling emergency national security meetings and stepping up controls at airports and other sensitive sites.

German interior chief seeks better European intelligence sharing

European countries must get better at connecting and sharing data collected by their national authorities, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere says in reaction to the Brussels terrorist attacks.

At least 30 dead after Brussels attacks claimed by Islamic State

A series of terrorist attacks in the Belgian capital left at least 30 people dead and 230 injured on Tuesday, with the Islamic State extremist group claiming responsibility for the explosions at a subway station and Brussels' international airport.

The March 22 terrorist attacks in Brussels

A series of terrorist attacks in Brussels left at least 30 people dead and 230 injured on Tuesday, with the Islamic State extremist group claiming responsibility for the violence in the Belgian capital.

Bomb, chemical substances, Islamic State flag found in Brussels raid

Police have found an explosive device containing nails, chemical substances and an Islamic State flag during a raid in the Brussels neighbourhood of Schaerbeek, federal prosecutors say in a statement.