Sole Person Charged in Brussels Bombing Released Due to Lack of Evidence

Brendan O'Connor · 03/28/16 05:50PM

On Monday, prosecutors released the sole suspect charged directly in relation to last week’s Brussels terror attacks, citing a lack of evidence. Fayçal Cheffou, a citizen journalist, had been arrested outside the federal prosecutor’s office on Thursday and charged with “terrorist murder.”

ISIS Thanks Donald Trump For Making Their Point For Them

Sam Biddle · 03/24/16 12:44PM

Every day the media officers of the Islamic State wake and give thanks for the candidacy of Donald Trump, which delivers one propaganda coup after another for global jihad. Today’s video celebrating the Brussels attack, prominently featuring Trump’s face and words, is no exception.

Ted Cruz Proposes Police Patrols in Muslim Neighborhoods After Brussels Attacks

Andy Cush · 03/22/16 11:35AM

Hours after explosions tore through the Belgian capital of Brussels, killing dozens of people, Ted Cruz called for police patrols of Muslim neighborhoods in the U.S. “We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized,” the presidential candidate said in a statement.

Everything We Know About the Paris Attacks, the Alleged Attackers, and the Bloody Aftermath

Gabrielle Bluestone · 11/16/15 02:35PM

Around 9:20 p.m. Central Europe Time, a series of seemingly coordinated attacks broke out simultaneously across the city of Paris. By the time authorities were in control of the situation, at least 132 people were dead, with hundreds more injured. Here’s everything we know so far about the attacks, the alleged attackers, and the aftermath of the deadliest night in recent European history.

Armed Thieves Snatch $50 Million of Uncut Diamonds off Airport Tarmac in 'Highly Professional' Heist

Max Read · 02/19/13 08:06AM

At 7:50 p.m. on Monday night, a Brink's armored truck on the Tarmac at Brussels Airport was loading a shipment of uncut diamonds onto a 8:10 Zurich-bound Helvetic Airlines flight. At 7:54 p.m., the diamonds were gone. What happened in between was "one of the biggest" diamond heists ever: a gang of eight thieves, apparently in dark clothing meant to resemble police uniforms and armed with "machine guns," drove through the airport fence in two vehicles, flashed their weapons at guards, seized the diamonds from the airport's cargo hold, and sped off. One of the vehicles was later found burned out nearby. "This was undoubtedly a highly professional job," a Belgian police source told the Evening Standard. The uncut diamonds, lacking certificates, will likely be unrecovered. The passengers on the Helvetic jet were apparently completely unaware that the heist was occurring a few yards away. [AFP | BBC | Telegraph | Evening Standard]