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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

Pizza Hut celebrating Halloween with free Shudder Streaming offer and original Stuffed Crust pizza

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Tropicana creates toothpaste that won't ruin orange juice taste

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S. Koreans increasingly prefer 'compact' SUVs

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Budweiser to deploy zero-emission green hydrogen at UK brewery

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Politics

Joe Biden sued for reversing Trump-era abortion referral ban

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Donald Trump may face another investigation into Scottish golf course

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Science

S. Korean researchers develop Mediterranean diet that helps prevent cardiovascular disease

South Korean researchers have developed a Korean-style Mediterranean diet that helps prevent cardiovascular disease by reducing the proportion of carbohydrates while increasing the ratio of fat and protein. The diet...

LG Chem develops substance for creating cheaper, lighter plastic solar panel frames

LG Chem combined polycarbonate and acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) to develop LUPOY EU5201 to be used in plastic frames for solar panels. Consequently, LG has become the first in South Korea to develop plastic...

Owls used in helping California vineyards get rid of rodents

A Humboldt State University team is attempting to prove that owls can be an effective eco-friendly option at protecting grapes from rodent attacks. Graduate students at the universitys Department of Wildlife under...

S. Korean researchers develop process that uses agri-waste to produce biofuels, plastics

The Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) had developed an enzymatic process that uses agricultural waste to produce the 4-hydroxy valeric acid--an ingredient for biofuels and plastics. The KIERs enzymatic process...

France probes Nestlé, 100 other firms over bisphenol-A use

The French government is investigating 101 companies, including Nestlé, for not disclosing their use of bisphenol-A in food packaging. In its statement of objections, Frances competition authority accused the 101...

Technology

‘A Quiet Place’ video game to launch in 2022

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‘The Division 2’ season 8 and major update are delayed to February 2022

Multiple projects of Ubisoft have been delayed this year, and the anticipated The Division 2 update is now part of that list, too. The video game company confirmed it will push the release date of the games eighth season,...

Qualcomm launches new Snapdragon 7, 6, and 4 SoCs

Qualcomm just announced a lineup of new mobile chipsets for the Snapdragon 7-, 6-, and 4-series. However, tech fans will still have to wait for the launch of the companys anticipated flagship mobile processor dubbed...

Google Stadia tests limited-time free trials starting with ‘Hello Engineer’

It was recently discovered that Google Stadia has quietly added a highly requested feature that allows those who do not have a Google Stadia Pro membership to try games for free. The new offer was spotted just earlier this...

‘Returnal’ 2.0 update adds pause function without losing game progress

Returnal has been one of the most talked-about PS5 games released this year, but its early version was missing a crucial function. Players were previously unable to pause the game without losing progress, but this has been...
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