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Belgian special forces police climb high on an apartment block during a raid in search of suspected muslim fundamentalists linked to the deadly attacks in Paris, in the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

For the second time in 48 hours, the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek found itself at the centre of international attention yesterday as the hunt for the (...)

Despite descriptions in local media of Molenbeek as a den of fundamentalism, the street where the raids took place is in a quiet, well-kept area, just beside a busy Metro station.  Photograph: Emmanuel/AFP/Getty Images

As dusk fell in the west Brussels suburb of Molenbeek on Saturday evening, it became apparent this was not another regular weekend. Just after 4pm abo(...)

Two men pay their repects before laying flowers at a rail cordon close to the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

The abhorrent terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night have shocked the European Union, and left leaders grappling to respond to one of the worst(...)

Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg at  a press conference  in Brussels on Tuesday. “I will not speculate on the motives but this does not look like an accident,” he said. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA

Nato general secretary Jens Stoltenberg rejected claims by Russia that its incursion into Turkish airspace last weekend was accidental, amid claims t(...)

European transport and interior ministers at a meeting to discuss rail security. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

European ministers have agreed to increase security on key international rail routes and improve intelligence sharing after the thwarted gun attack on(...)

Anthony Sadler (L), from Pittsburg, California, and Alek Skarlatos from Roseburg, Oregon, hold their medals as they sit in a restaurant after a brief ceremony in the town of Arras, northern France, on August 21, 2015. The Americans  overpowered a gunman armed with a Kalashnikov who opened fire on a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

President Barack Obama has praised the heroism of three Americans who overpowered a gunman on a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris on(...)

 Armed Belgian police officers guard the building of the Federal Parquet in Brussels, Belgium, on  January 16th, 2015. Thirteen people were detained in 12 anti-terrorism raids in the Belgian city of Verviers. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Dozens of suspected terrorists were arrested by police across northern Europe yesterday as part of a crackdown on jihadism, as Belgian authorities (...)

Belgian police vehicles parked outside a police station in Verviers, eastern Belgium, on Friday, a day after two suspected jihadists were killed in a police raid. Photograph: Valerie Kuypers/AFP/Getty Images

The two suspected jihadists killed by Belgian police in a shoot-out in the eastern town of Verviers on Thursday had planned to kill members of the Be(...)

Workers and members of trade unions block a road outside the entrance to an Audi plant in Brussels on December 8th. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Belgium is expected to come to a standstill on Monday as the country holds its third strike in two weeks amid increasing public anger about fresh a(...)

Riot police with batons drawn during clashes with demonstrators in central Brussels today. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Belgian police and a several hundred protesters, including many dockers, clashed in central Brussels today after a largely peaceful march against refo(...)

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