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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 remain steady ahead of 7-year auction, initial jobless claims

The U.S. Treasuries steadied during Thursdays afternoon session ahead of todays 7-year auction, scheduled to be held today at 17:00GMT. Investors will also be tracking the countrys initial jobless claims, also due for...

German bunds remain flat amid silent trading session ahead of ECB’s De Guindos’ speech

The German bunds remained flat during European trading session Thursday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of European Central Bank (ECB) Vice President De Guindos...

PBoC likely to be prudent in order to control macro leverage, likelihood of RRR cut before June diminishes: ANZ Research

The Peoples Bank of China (PBoC) is expected to remain more prudent in order to control macro leverage going forward, thus diminishing the likelihood of a cut in the required reserve rate (RRR) for all commercial banks...

JGBs close mixed after BoJ pledges to keep interest rate ultra-low, inflation target seems far-fetched

The Japanese government bonds remained mixed at the time of closing Thursday after the Bank of Japan (BoJ) pledged to keep the benchmark interest rate at an ultra-low level at least around the spring of 2020, amid ongoing...

USD/INR likely to rally through 70 temporarily amid a broad dollar strength, says Scotiabank

The USD/INR currency pair is expected to rally through 70 temporarily amid a broad dollar strength, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank; however, it also remains still moderately bullish on the INR on...

Politics

Vladimir Putin Critic Calls Russian President ‘F***wit’ Online, Gets Fined for 30,000 Rubles

Calling Vladimir Putin names can really cost a hefty amount of money. A 34-year-old man in Russia becomes one of the first people to be penalized for unfavorable remarks on the Russian President. A local court ordered him...

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...

Science

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Patients Confirmed in HIV Remission Spark Hope That Epidemic Can be Cured

HIV/AIDS cure is still elusive but the first half of 2019 has already been promising in this field. A second patient was confirmed to have been in HIV remission for about two years since having a bone marrow transplant a...

Cancer Cure 2019: Cow Urine Heals Breast Cancer, Claims Aspiring Indian Politician; Aims to Promote Its Use Once Elected

Scientists are still working on developing a cancer cure but Indias aspiring politician Sadhvi Pragya it can be found in cow urine. She maintains that it is what healed her breast cancer. Cancer cure is one of the...

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...

Technology

‘The Elder Scrolls 6’ Possible Release Date: 2024 Launch Foreshadowed in Earlier Interview With Bethesda Exec?

Bethesda Game Studios has been mum about the release date window of The Elder Scrolls 6. But eagle-eyed fans might have cracked the companys pattern. Also, an executive officer might have already given away a significant...

OnePlus 7 Pro Release Date, Latest News, Update: Why Upcoming Device Will Cost Significantly More than Its Predecessor

The OnePlus 7 Pro is going to be launched on May 14 and fans of the smartphone series cant wait to see if the rumors are true. The Shenzhen-based company has long established the fact that its smartphones are going to pack...

‘Death Stranding’ Release Date, Latest News, Update: Hideo Kojima’s Anticipated Title Might be Two Years Away

Death Stranding is perhaps one of the most baffling titles ever to grace the gaming community. Even with multiple trailers being released, no one actually knows what the game is about. As far as everyone can tell, Death...

‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ Release Date, Latest News, Update: How the Game is Looking So Far

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is the upcoming mobile game by Niantic, the same studio that released Pokemon: GO. As of this writing, theres still no news when the exact release date of the game, although hints are pointing...

'Fortnite' Latest News, Update: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Tie-In Proves Game’s Advertising Prowess, Ultimate Marketing Tool?

Video games have been used to promote movies for a long time, but the industry has never had anything like Fortnite to work with. The sheer marketing power of this Battle Royale title is becoming more and more apparent to...
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