Brussels has canceled a fireworks display to mark the New Year over fears of a terrorist attack. The city has been on high alert since it emerged that several men involved in November’s attacks in Paris had links to Brussels.
Salah Abdeslam, the last remaining suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks, has been found guilty of attempted terrorist murder in a separate trial in Brussels. He has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
For now, Salah Abdeslam is in court on charges relating to a police shootout in the Belgian capital in March 2016. Prosecutors hoped he would break his silence, but instead he remained defiant in court.
A global money-laundering watchdog has given Pakistan a three-month reprieve to avoid its terror financing watchlist, which could pose serious economic challenges to the country. But can Islamabad avoid it permanently?
The funding for the multinational G5 operation in West Africa's Sahel region is designed to stop Islamist insurgencies. The broader plan is to stop people having to leave the region.
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