No devices have been found on a man who was arrested this morning "possibly in possession of explosives" near a shopping centre in Brussels, security sources have said.
Streets were closed and a bomb disposal team was dispatched to the City2 complex in the centre of the Belgian capital after the man was stopped at 5:30am this morning.
The suspect was arrested near the capital's City2 shopping centre, according to reports.Read the full story ›
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A man held by police in Belgium since November in connection with the Paris terror attacks will be released today, the country's federal prosecutor has said.
According to state broadcaster RTBF, 35-year-old Belgian national Abdellah C is accused of accompanying Mohamed Abrini - another of the suspects in the November 13 attacks - to the airport when he left to fight in Syria.
Abdellah C will be released under strict conditions, the prosecutor added.
His lawyer said he denied any involvement.
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Two people have been arrested on suspicion of plotting militant attacks in Brussels on New Year's Eve, the Belgian federal prosecutor has said.
The two were detained during house searches in Brussels and Liege on Sunday and Monday, along with four others who were later released.
Prosecutors said military clothing and propaganda from the so-called Islamic State extremist group had been found, but no weapons or explosives.
The searches were not linked to last month's attacks in Paris, they added.
In a statement, the prosecutor's office said one of the two was arrested on suspicion of planning attacks as well as "playing a lead role in the activities of a terrorist group and recruiting for terrorist acts".
The second suspect faces potential charges of planning and "participating in the activities of a terrorist group", the statement added.
The investigation cast a light on serious threats of attacks believed to be aimed at several emblematic sites in Brussels and carried out during the end-of-year celebrations.
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