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Belgium to hire 1 000 more police to combat radicalism

2016-02-05 20:54

The Belgian government has approved a plan to combat Islamic radicalism and the threat of extremist violence by hiring 1 000 new police officers over the next four years

Belgian-French terror summit following Paris attacks

2016-02-01 22:30

The Belgian and French prime ministers have held talks in Brussels aimed at bolstering counter-terror co-operation after Belgium came under fire for failing to help prevent the attacks.

EU warns Pakistan over migrant co-operation

2016-01-26 22:42

The European Union has complained about difficulties in deporting migrants to Pakistan, warning it could take steps against Islamabad if it fails to comply with a deal on repatriations.

Two more held in Belgium over Paris attacks

2016-01-22 05:34

Two men have been detained for questioning in the troubled Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek during police raids over the past two days linked to the deadly Paris attacks.

Belgium's ageing nuclear plants worry neighbours

2016-01-17 15:00

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

Concerns over two Belgian nuclear reactors

2016-01-14 20:18

Two Belgian nuclear reactors which were temporarily shut down due to structural problems should never have been restarted, according to a study commissioned by a pro-environmental group

'Thousands' of migrants smuggled into UK

2016-01-11 21:06

Belgian police, aided by their British counterparts, have smashed a ring that smuggled possibly thousands of migrants into Britain, with 12 suspects arrested in the case.

Belgium faces travel chaos

2016-01-04 18:00

Rail travel in Belgium will be severely disrupted on Wednesday and Thursday after unions decided to press on with a strike.

Brussels cancels celebrations as Turkey holds ISIS 'plotters'

2015-12-31 06:35

Belgian authorities have cancelled New Year's Eve celebrations due to terrorism fears, while in Turkey police have detained two Islamic State suspects over a plot to attack Ankara.

Belgium: 2 suspected of plotting attacks arrested

2015-12-29 09:57

Two people have been arrested in Belgium on suspicion of planning attacks in Brussels during the holidays, the federal prosecutor's office says.

 

Belgium adopts new plan to combat radicalism

2016-02-05 16:26

The Belgian government has adopted a plan to combat rising Islamic radicalism in some neighbourhoods of Brussels by using local police to monitor suspicious individuals, mosques and prayer rooms

Belgian euthanasia cases hit record high

2016-01-27 21:31

Belgium carried out more than 2 000 mercy killings last year, the most since euthanasia was controversially legalised in 2002, the government says.

Greece angered by threat of migrants threat

2016-01-26 16:58

Greece has pushed back at a Belgian proposal that Athens should set up camps for hundreds of thousands of migrants on its soil.

Morocco arrests Belgian linked to Paris attackers

2016-01-18 17:57

Moroccan authorities have arrested a Belgian national suspected of involvement in November's terrorist attacks in Paris, the Interior Ministry says.

Key suspect in Paris attacks contacts lawyer - report

2016-01-14 22:58

Saleh Abdeslam, a key suspect in the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks who has since been on the run, has contacted a lawyer in Belgium, the Belga news agency reports.

Belgian officials discover hideouts of Paris terrorists

2016-01-13 20:00

Belgian investigators have discovered three hideouts used by terrorists and suspects involved in the November attacks in Paris.

Belgian police find Paris fugitive's fingerprint

2016-01-08 14:39

Belgian police have found three belts for possible use in suicide attacks, traces of explosives and a fingerprint of a wanted Paris attack suspect.

Belgium charges 10th suspect over Paris attacks

2015-12-31 14:19

Belgian prosecutors say they have arrested a 10th suspect over the attacks in Paris last month and charged him with terror offences.

Belgium probes motorcycle gang

2015-12-30 17:10

A source says Belgium is probing whether a motorcycle gang was involved in an alleged plot to launch attacks during New Year's festivities.

Paris attacks: Belgian authorities arrest 9th suspect

2015-12-24 13:03

Belgian authorities have announced the arrest of a ninth suspect linked to last month's Paris attacks, a man they said had been in contact with the suspected ringleader's cousin.

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