Gulf Times - Belgium
UK modern slavery raids save 36 victims

UK modern slavery raids save 36 victims

Raids on five British car washes have led to 15 arrests for modern-day slavery offences, and the rescuing of 36 victims, according to police.

Surviving suspect in 2015 Paris attacks refuses to answer court

Surviving suspect in 2015 Paris attacks refuses to answer court

The prime surviving suspect in the Islamic State attacks in Paris that killed 130 people refused to answer questions when his trial for a later shooting incident opened on Monday in Belgium.

Paris attacks suspect tried in Belgium over shootout

Paris attacks suspect tried in Belgium over shootout

Belgium will be on high alert on Monday as the last surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, stands trial in Brussels over a shootout that led to his capture.

19 face trial over spectacular Brussels diamond heist

19 face trial over spectacular Brussels diamond heist

The trial of 19 suspects believed to be involved in a spectacular $50mn diamond heist at Brussels airport in 2013, opened on Wednesday in the Belgian capital.

Two killed when explosion destroys buildings in Belgium

Two killed when explosion destroys buildings in Belgium

Two people were killed and 14 injured when an explosion in the Belgian city of Antwerp destroyed three buildings.

Abdeslam's lawyer asks for Belgian trial to be postponed

Abdeslam's lawyer asks for Belgian trial to be postponed

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam's lawyer asked on Wednesday for his client's trial in Belgium to be postponed from next week's opening, a source close to the investigation said.

Tintin and Snowy drawing sells for 500,000 euros

Tintin and Snowy drawing sells for 500,000 euros

A colour drawing of Tintin and his faithful canine companion Snowy sold at a Paris auction on Saturday for more than half a million euros.

No let-up in fight against terrorism, warns Tillerson

No let-up in fight against terrorism, warns Tillerson

Rex Tillerson spoke as he welcomed Belgium's Foreign Minister Didier Reynders to the State Department, and officials confirmed that a Belgian woman was among those killed in the assault.

"Not unrealistic" for Catalan leader to get asylum in Belgium

"Not unrealistic" for Catalan leader to get asylum in Belgium

Granting Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont political asylum in Belgium would be "not unrealistic" if he asks for it, the Belgian migration minister said, underlining his country's position as a contrarian voice in the Spanish standoff.

Belgium sets up English-language business court to cash in on Brexit

Belgium sets up English-language business court to cash in on Brexit

Belgium is setting up a new English-language court to settle international business disputes in the latest move by an EU country to try to lure companies away from London after Brexit.

Belgium moves to expel imam over security fears

Belgium moves to expel imam over security fears

Immigration Minister Theo Francken revoked the residency permit of the imam of the Saudi-financed Grand Mosque, near the EU headquarters in Brussels.

Man arrested after Belgian mayor's throat slashed

Man arrested after Belgian mayor's throat slashed

Belgian police arrested a suspect after a local mayor had his throat slashed in a graveyard, authorities said Tuesday as they probed a murder that shocked the country.