Russia summons Belgian envoy in row over Syria air strike
Oct21

Russia summons Belgian envoy in row over Syria air strike

The Russian Foreign Ministry said today it had summoned the Belgian ambassador to complain about what it said was Belgium’s “stubborn denial” of allegations that Belgian military jets had killed civilians in an air strike near Aleppo in Syria. The Russian Defence Ministry and the Russian Foreign Ministry say two Belgian F-16 jets bombed a settlement in Aleppo province on Oct. 18 and killed six civilians, a charge...

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Suspected gas explosion kills one at Belgium sports centre
Aug26

Suspected gas explosion kills one at Belgium sports centre

An explosion at a sports centre in the southern Belgian town of Chimay early on Friday (Aug 26) killed one person and wounded four others, two of them seriously, Belgium’s Crisis Centre said. “It is probably a gas explosion,” an official at the agency told Reuters, adding that there was no indication of it being a militant attack. Local media reported the blast occurred just after midnight local time at a sports...

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Belgium machete attacker “was Algerian with criminal record”
Aug07

Belgium machete attacker “was Algerian with criminal record”

A machete-wielding man who attacked and wounded two policewomen in Belgium was an Algerian national who had “a criminal record but was not known for terrorism,” prosecutors said today. The 33-year-old attacker, identified by the initials K.B., had been living in Belgium since 2012, the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement. The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the attack, the IS-linked...

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Belgian twins celebrate 103 years living side by side
Jul08

Belgian twins celebrate 103 years living side by side

The world’s oldest male twins, Pieter and Paulus Langerock of Belgium, turned 103 on Friday (July 8), raising a glass of wine to more than a century of living side by side. The brothers, neither of whom ever married, have lived together for most of their lives. To this day, they barely leave each other’s side, sharing a room at their nursing home just outside the Belgian town of Ghent. While they sometimes regret not...

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