The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) gave Dutch police information about two of the Brussels bombers, brothers Ibrahim and Khalid El Bakraoui, almost a week before a series of deadly attacks rocked the Belgian capital.
The Dutch security services received information on March 16 about the criminal and radicalized background of the El Bakraoui brothers. The authorities in the Netherlands passed the material on to their Belgian colleagues the following day, local media reported... (more)
Clashes have broken out between police and asylum seekers at Idomeni refugee camp in Greece, where over 11,000 people have been stranded since Balkan countries shut down their borders in late February.
Video footage from Ruptly shows police in riot gear lined up at the camp, with one officer pushing a refugee who angrily shouts at the policeman.
Crowds of refugees can also be seen making their way towards a police line, eventually shoving the officers, who push back... (more)
Violent riots continued for a second night in the southern Stockholm suburb of Alby, known for its significant immigrant population, RT's Ruptly agency reports. Protesters set fire to cars and pelted police and emergency services with rocks and pyrotechnics.
On Thursday night, police were patrolling the suburb, which is home to large Syrian and Armenian diasporas, as well as more recent Iraqi refugees, when a rock flew through the back window of their parked car.
Mexicans celebrating an Easter ritual late on Saturday burnt effigies of U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, whose anti-immigrant views have sparked outrage south of the American border.
In Mexico City's poor La Merced neighborhood, hundreds of cheering residents yelled "death" and various insults as they watched the explosion of the grinning papier-mâché mock-up of the real estate tycoon, replete with blue blazer, red tie and his trademark tuft of blond hair. ... (more)
A security officer at a nuclear site was killed in the Belgian city of Charleroi two days after the terror attacks in Brussels, local newspaper Derniere Heure reported, citing police sources. The paper added that the man’s security pass was stolen.
Charleroi is located 50 km from the Belgian capital.
The guard, identified as Didier Prospero, was walking his dog when he was shot dead in the early evening on Thursday, the paper said.
A Russian Special Operations Forces officer reportedly called a strike onto himself when he was compromised and surrounded by ISIS militants near Palmyra, where a fierce battle between the Syrian army and terrorists is in full swing.
“A Russian special operations forces [SOF] officer was killed near a town of Palmyra while guiding Russian warplanes to IS [previously ISIS/ISIL] targets,” a military source at Russia’s airbase Khmeimim told Interfax news agency on Thursday. ... (more)
The state-backed Swedish Institute handed control of its official Twitter account over to a Lebanese migrant who then proceeded to tweet, "I'm the immigrant f**king your daughter while you're trying to sleep ignoring her moans calling me 'daddy'".
Billed as "a new Swede every week," the Twitter account (@sweden) rotates between different individuals who tweet about "life in Sweden" under the umbrella of the 'Curators of Sweden' project.
Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL) has been operating training camps for attacks on the West, providing longer training and more autonomy to its recruits, AP reported, citing European and Iraqi intelligence officers as well as a French lawmaker.
Terror cells have been reportedly set up all across Europe and their main goal is to carry out as many attacks as possible, not just to kill as many people as possible – all in order to force European authorities to spend more money,... (more)
A Dutch yoga teacher who tweeted that Muslim children were celebrating the attacks in Brussels later received a home visit from the police.
On the same morning that the attacks unfolded, Ivar Mol tweeted (translation), "How do you remember lesson if there in your class is applauded by Muslim children?" The tweet was accompanied by the hashtags #aanslagen and #zaventem, a reference to the suicide bomb attack at Brussels airport.
Per capita, Belgium has sent more fighters to join ISIS than any other nation in Europe. Michael Delefortrie was one of the first, and he lived to return to his home in Brussels. Many of his friends, he says, “went to Paradise.” As part of its upcoming hourlong documentary on extremism in Europe, Fusion’s investigative team sat down with the former altar boy t... (more)
Belgian police have discovered that the alleged suicide bombers in the CCTV footage at the Brussels airport were brothers, Khalid and Brahim El Bakroui, both residents of the capital and connected to Paris attacks’ key suspect Salah Abdeslam.
The two brothers and one more suspect, believed to be Najim Laachraoui, 25, were caught on the airport CCTV before the explosions, with Laachraoui thought to be the one who planted the explosive charges, according to Belgian newspaper DH. ... (more)
The head of a German police trade union says the Brussels bombings are an “alarm” and Europe now faces a “long period of terror.” EU police and security forces, he urged, must be better prepared, properly equipped and guided from a unified “defense center.”
“We have to bear in mind a long period of terror,” Rainer Wendt, chief of the German police trade union, told Passauer Neuen Presse newspaper on Thursday. The terror attacks in Brussels that claimed lives of 31 and injured at l... (more)