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On the morning of 22 March 2016, three coordinated bombings occurred in Belgium: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem and one at Maalbeek metro station in Brussels. In these attacks, at least 31 victims and two suicide bombers were killed, and 250 other people were injured. An assault rifle and a third bomb were found during a search of the airport. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attacks. The 2016 Brussels bombings are the deadliest act of terrorism to occur in Belgium. As the Belgian government declared three days of national mourning, we cover the aftermath of the tragedy, as raids and searches are conducted across Belgium, impacting its stock markets, tourism industry in the front line and derail Europe's shaky economic recovery and ongoing refugee crisis.

2016 Brussels Bombings

How to protect nuclear plants from terrorists

Apr 14, 2016 06:55 am UTC| Insights & Views

In the wake of terrorist attacks in Brussels, Paris, Istanbul, Ankara and elsewhere, nations are rethinking many aspects of domestic security. Nuclear plants, as experts have long known, are potential targets for...

2016 Brussels Bombings

Syrian refugees next door?

Apr 01, 2016 16:07 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Following the March 2016 bombings in Brussels, Donald Trump stated: We have to be smart … Were taking in people without real documentation. We dont know where they are coming from … they could be...

2016 Brussels Bombings

Is Belgium's nuclear security up to scratch?

Mar 30, 2016 12:48 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Belgiums counter-terrorism efforts are once again being called into question following the recent tragedies in Brussels. The attacks were carried out against soft targets the public check-in area of Brussels Airport and...

2016 Brussels Bombings

Belgium has divided and decentralized itself almost out of existence

Mar 26, 2016 06:23 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Only days after the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, one of the Belgian-based organizers of the Paris attacks in November 2015, Brussels was rocked by two suicide attacks that killed more than 30 people and injured more than...

2016 Brussels Bombings

Could super recognisers be the latest weapon in the war on terror?

Mar 24, 2016 23:28 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

In the wake of the terror attacks on Brussels, Belgian police rapidly identified two of the suicide bombers that carried out the attacks: brothers Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui, both Belgian nationals. The identification...

2016 Brussels Bombings

The journey from jihad to Islamist terrorism

Mar 23, 2016 17:32 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The twin bomb attacks in Brussels mark a new chapter in the unfinished book on the history of Islamist terrorism. To understand the terrorist attacks we must examine the wider circumstances. These include the hypothesis...

2016 Brussels Bombings

The bitter fruits of alienation: Belgium's struggle is the problem of our age

Mar 23, 2016 17:31 pm UTC| Insights & Views

What we feared has happened, remarked Charles Michel, the prime minister of Belgium, in the immediate aftermath of the horrible and violent attacks on Brussels airport and the Maelbeek metro station on March 22. Yes,...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries edge tad higher ahead of short-term 2-year, 5-year auctions

The U.S. Treasuries edged tad higher during Mondays afternoon session ahead of todays short-term 2-year auction, scheduled to be held at 17:00GMT and 5-year auction, due tomorrow at the same time. The yield on the...

German bunds slump ahead of 10-year auction, April Ifo business climate index

The German bunds slumped during European trading session Tuesday ahead of the countrys Ifo business climate index for the month of April and 10-year auction, both scheduled to be released on April 24 by 08:00GMT and...

USD/INR likely to consolidate in the near term, currently holds below 70 level: Commerzbank

The USD/INR currency pair is expected to consolidate over the near term, currently holding just below the 70 level, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank; the pair had risen steadily off the low 68.00...

Monetary Authority of Singapore likely to leave policy settings unchanged for rest of this year, says ANZ Research

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is expected to leave policy settings unchanged for the rest of this year, with yet another month of weaker than expected inflation numbers, according to the latest report from ANZ...

Taiwan’s export orders remain weak in March; likely to see some stabilisation and recovery further out, says ANZ Research

Taiwans export orders remained weak during the month of March on an annual basis, but sequential data showed some improvement both at the headline level and in the electronics and infocomm product segments; however, some...

Politics

Melania Trump, Donald Trump Problems: ‘Forced’ Holding Hands at Easter Event Suggests Rumored Fight Not Over Yet?

Melania Trump and Donald Trump are once again being rumored having some issues as a married couple. After an alleged dinner fight at Mar-a-Lago, a body language expert reports there were red flags during their appearance...

Vladimir Putin Salary: Over 50 Percent Decline Seen in Russian President’s Pay From 2017 to 2018

Vladimir Putin, as the president of Russia, is regarded as one of the most influential leaders of the world. With that comes the scrutinizing of eyes of critics and his citizens on whatever money he has on the bank. And...

Melania Trump’s Spokeswoman Calls Vogue’s Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour ‘Small-Minded’ After Stating FLOTUS Will Never Be on Mag’s Cover

Melania Trump was snubbed and rejected by Vogues editor-in-chief Anna Wintour when the latter vowed that the FLOTUS will never find herself on the cover of their famed magazine again. The First Lady responded to such...

Donald Trump Reveals He Spoke With Pope Francis, Emmanuel Macron to Offer Sympathy and Help on Notre Dame Cathedral’s Restoration

Donald Trump revealed on Wednesday that he was able to speak to Pope Francis and French President Emmanuel Macron and expressed his condolences for the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. The President of the United States said...

Vladimir Putin to Meet North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong Un for Their First Summit in Russia; Nuclear Talks Expected

Vladimir Putin, Russias president, is preparing to welcome North Koreas leader Kim Jong Un for their first summit that will be held in Moscow. The meeting comes after the latters failed nuclear talks with Donald Trump...

Science

Cancer Cure: Latest Development in Improving Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Reported

The World Health Organization lists cancer as the second most deadly diseases worldwide. In 2018 alone, around 9.6 million people reportedly passed away due to cancer-related causes. One of the possible reasons why the...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Researchers Eye Clinical Trials for ‘All-in-One’ Treatment That Can 'Kick and Kill' Virus

There is still a very long way to go before the world actually sees an ultimate cure for HIV. But significant developments are being reported almost every day. One of the most recent good news came from the researchers of...

Can bacteria help us prevent salt damage to concrete roads and bridges?

Bacteria, which have been working for millennia as natures stonemasons, could soon be enlisted to help neutralize the destructive effects of road salt. According to the Transportation Research Board, it takes about 10...

Cancer Cure 2019: Less Popular Treatment - Thermal Ablation - to be Improved by Israeli Company for Precise 'Burning' of Tumors

A biotech company from Israel is currently working on improving a lesser popular cancer treatment while many other scientists and researchers work on a potential cure for the disease. People might now have heard much about...

HIV/AIDS Cure: End to the Epidemic Imminent as Three Patients Become HIV-Free?

The past month has been a groundbreaking period in the hopes of ending the worldwide epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection that later develops to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Scientists...

Technology

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Release Date, Latest News, Update: Is Ciri Going to Make an Appearance in the Upcoming Title?

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‘World of Warcraft Classic’ Release Date, Latest News, Update: Is a Beta Version Coming Out Soon?

Another update about World of Warcraft Classic has been posted on the games forum by community manager Bornakk, this time discussing the rumored beta version. To put shortly, no, a beta version isnt rolling out soon. We...

Apple Watch 5 Release Date: 3 Rumored Features That Has a Small Chance of Transitioning to Reality

The Apple Watch 5 is perhaps one of the most highly-anticipated product by the Cupertino-based company as its being reported that Apple is the current leader of the smartwatch market. According to Trusted Reviews, the...

'GTA 6' Release Date, Leaks, Features: ‘Holiday 2020’ Launch Revealed by Source With Correct PlayStation 5 Details

Rockstar Games has been mum about the release date window and gameplay details of GTA 6. But a recently leaked information might have already broken the silence claiming that the game would be launched in 2020. A...

iOS 13 Release Date, Latest News, Update: Is Mickey Mouse Part of the Upcoming Animoji Addition?

As we inch closer to the month of June, more features of the iOS 13 are leaking to the public. The latest of this is the supposed addition of four new animoji characters that are expected to provide some entertainment for...
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