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  • Pakistan embassy in Brussels honours terror attack victims

    ISLAMABAD: A minute of silence was observed at the Embassy of Pakistan in Brussels to honour victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks...

    Most activities planned in connection with Pakistan Day celebrations were cancelled because of the blasts in Brussels, in which more than 30 people were killed and scores injured...

  • Hurriyat leaders attend Pakistan High Commission's Eid Milan

    NEW DELHI: Mirwaiz Maulvi Umar Farooq, chairperson of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), along with other notable separatist Kashmiri leaders attended an Eid Milan hosted by Pakistani High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit...

    “We hope foreign secretaries of both countries will meet soon to start the dialogue process, and we would like to discuss all issues of importance between Pakistan and India,” said Abdul Basit while...

  • Hurriyat rejects Pakistan High Commission's invitation for Eid Milan

    NEW DELHI: Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in a surprise move has decided against attending an Eid Milan which is to be hosted by the Pakistan High Commission on July 21...

    According to ZeeNews , Geelani rejected the invitation on the grounds that the Kashmir issue was "ignored" in the joint statement between India and Pakistan after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian premier Modi held their meeting on the sidelines of the...

  • At least 34 dead as explosions rock Brussels airport, subway

    BRUSSELS: Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday, killing at least 34 and prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe...

    The militant Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Brussels, a news agency affiliated with the group said...

  • Thompson seeking Brussels redemption after London flop

    BRUSSELS: Elaine Thompson will bid to salvage her season when she races a potentially lucrative season-ending 100 metres in Brussels on Friday after flopping in the world championships...

    The 23-year-old will race the one-lap race in Brussels, as the winners in 16 Diamond League events are determined, the first 16 having been decided in Zurich last week...

  • Hill leads US shot put sweep in Brussels

    BRUSSELS: Darrell Hill left it late to smash his personal best and lead a US clean-sweep of the men’s shot put at the Brussels Diamond League on Thursday...

    Newly-crowned world champion Tomas Walsh of New Zealand could only finish sixth in the event held in central Brussels a day before the main Diamond League meet at the city’s King Baudouin Stadium...

  • Brussels train station 'terrorist' bomber shot dead

    Belgian soldiers shot and killed a suspected “terrorist” bomber after an explosion rocked a central Brussels train station Tuesday in the latest attack to hit Europe...

    Brussels has been on high alert since suicide bombers struck the Zavantem Airport and Maalbeek metro station near the EU headquarters in March 2016, killing 32 people and injuring hundreds more...

  • May urged to soften stance as Brexit talks begin in Brussels

    What UK Brexit Secretary David Davis describes as the ‘most complicated negotiation of all time’ kicked off in Brussels with Prime Minister Theresa May’s government already on the back foot...

    ”In Brussels, Davis and Barnier meet with the UK keen to win back sovereignty without hurting its economy, while the EU’s aim is to maintain regional stability and stop inadvertently rewarding Britain’s decision to leave for fear of encouraging...

  • 2019 Tour de France to honour Merckx with Brussels start

    BRUSSELS: The 2019 Tour de France will start in Brussels to celebrate the 50th anniversary of five-time champion Eddy Merckx’s maiden win in cycling’s biggest race, organisers said on Tuesday...

    Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo added the 2019 Tour “will link Brussels to Paris, two cities that have recently suffered greatly from terrorism”...

  • Britain and EU launch Brexit talks in Brussels

    BRUSSELS: Brexit Secretary David Davis started negotiations in Brussels on Monday that will set the terms on which Britain leaves the European Union and determine its relationship with the continent for generations to come...

    EU diplomats hope this first meeting, and a Brussels summit on Thursday and Friday where May will encounter — but not negotiate with — fellow EU leaders, can improve the atmosphere after some spiky exchanges... ...

  • Belgium frees Brussels attack suspect

    BRUSSELS: Belgian prosecutors on Monday released a man they had charged in connection with last week's deadly Brussels bombings, saying they did not have enough information to justify holding him...

    Belgian media had identified the man as Faycal Cheffou and a source close to the investigation had said officials believed he was the man caught in security camera footage at Brussels airport moments before two bombs exploded last...

  • Brussels reviews security alert, hunts ‘several’ suspects

    BRUSSELS: The Belgian capital was locked down for a second day on Sunday with police and troops on the streets as authorities reviewed whether to extend a security alert meant to prevent a repeat of the bloody Paris attacks...

    Belgian officials were due to meet later on Sunday to review the security alert in Brussels, imposed over fears militants were plotting similar attacks to those in Paris which left 130 people dead on Nov 13... ...

  • Arrests in Brussels raids, Paris suspect still on run

    BRUSSELS: Belgian police arrested 16 people in a wave of anti-terrorism raids but key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam slipped the net, with Brussels set to remain under security lockdown on Monday...

    Schools and the metro will be shut as Brussels stays at the highest possible alert level over what Prime Minister Charles Michel called a “serious and imminent” threat of attacks similar to those that killed 130 people in France... ...

  • After Brussels, leaders tackling threat of nuclear terrorism

    WASHINGTON: Still reeling from attacks in Brussels and Paris, world leaders are wrestling this week with the chilling prospect of the Islamic State group or other extremists unleashing a nuclear attack on a major city...

    Also Read: Indian nuclear security measures weaker than Pakistan's: report"We know that terrorist organizations have the desire to get access to these raw materials and to have a nuclear device," said Ben Rhodes,...

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