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Suspected weapons supplier for 2015 Paris attack arrested in Belgium

Suspected weapons supplier for 2015 Paris attack arrested in Belgium

Belgian authorities have arrested a man suspected of involvement in supplying weapons for the November 2015 terrorist attacks on Paris, the Belga news agency reported Wednesday.

Belgium reviews smartphone use by troops to counter spying

Belgium reviews smartphone use by troops to counter spying

Belgium's defense ministry is reviewing restrictions on the use of smartphones by active-duty soldiers on operations to counter potential espionage and data tracking especially by Russia, local media reported on Saturday.

Belgian judge orders repatriation of 6 children of Islamic State militants

Belgian judge orders repatriation of 6 children of Islamic State militants

A Belgian judge has ordered the government to repatriate six children of Islamic State (IS) militants and their mothers who have been detained in a camp in Kurdish-controlled Syria, the national news agency Belga said on Wednesday.

EAA initiative to ensure refugee children getting equal opportunities to learn

EAA initiative to ensure refugee children getting equal opportunities to learn

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation announced plans to build a global consensus on recognising the academic credentials of migrants and refugee children at the 2018 Global Education Meeting in Brussels, Belgium.

Brussels police battle "yellow vest" protesters

Brussels police battle "yellow vest" protesters

Belgian police fired water cannon and teargas in central Brussels on Friday to drive back protesters inspired by France's "yellow vest" anti-tax movement who hurled rocks at the prime minister's office.

130 flights cancelled on fifth day of Brussels airport strike

130 flights cancelled on fifth day of Brussels airport strike

A baggage handlers strike at Brussels international airport forced the cancellation of 130 out of 630 flights scheduled for Monday, the fifth day of the dispute, an official said.

Belgium refuses extradition of fugitive Spanish rapper

Belgium refuses extradition of fugitive Spanish rapper

Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran -- better known as "Valtonyc" -- is one of several Twitter users and rappers who have recently been tried in Spain for glorifying terror.

Thieves take wing with 1 million euros of Red Bull in Belgium

Thieves take wing with 1 million euros of Red Bull in Belgium

Thirsty thieves stole more than 300 pallets of Red Bull cans worth around one million euros from a depot in Belgium in what police described on Tuesday as a ‘very professional’ heist.

Deposed Catalan leader Puigdemont to return to Belgium

Deposed Catalan leader Puigdemont to return to Belgium

Catalonia's deposed president Carles Puigdemont returns to Belgium on Saturday to keep pressing for his region's independence after a Spanish judge dropped a European arrest warrant for him.

Former Catalan leader Puigdemont to return to Belgium

Former Catalan leader Puigdemont to return to Belgium

Spain's Supreme Court dropped a European arrest warrant for Puigdemont last week after Germany refused to extradite him.

Belgian airspace reopened after flight data issue disrupts travel

Belgian airspace reopened after flight data issue disrupts travel

Brussels Airport advised travellers to check the status of their flights after what it said was an "exceptional situation".

Belgium squad gets hero's welcome on World Cup return

Belgium squad gets hero's welcome on World Cup return

Their dreams of World Cup glory, however, were shattered by France in the semi-finals.