Belgium

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'We were just waiting for the storm to come'

Belgian writer Ismaël Saidi, now a successful playwright, grew up in Schaerbeek, the same neighborhood where bomb-making materials were discovered after this week's attacks. His dream for a nation is one that grows together with education, a love of life and hope for the future.

Conflict

Police identify two brothers behind Belgium bombings and are searching for a third suspect

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Two of the suicide bombers who carried out attacks in Brussels on Tuesday are brothers. Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui, both Belgian nationals, had criminal records, according to Belgian officials Wednesday. At least 31 people were killed and 270 injured in the attacks at the city’s main airport and at a subway station in central Brussels. A manhunt is underway for a suspect who was recorded by a security camera alongside Ibrahim el-Bakraoui at the airport. Tuesday's violence was the deadliest terror attack in Europe since the Paris attacks in November.

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Conflict & Justice

Belgium's linguistic divide

Belgians go to the polls on Sunday for European Parliament elections. But it's a complicated process because of long-standing language and cultural divisions. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Belgian party leader Philippe Delstanche to find out more

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's geoquiz we were looking for a city in northwest Belgium known as the Venice of the North. The answer is Bruges or Brugge. Producer Abbie Fentress Swanson sends us an audio postcard.

Global Politics

Eurostar shutdown

The weekend weather in Europe brought Eurostar trains to a halt. And the British and French governments have announced separate investigations. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Stephanie Budd, who's been stranded in Belgium with her family for three days.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz today is Leuven, Belgium. The city is home to the world's biggest brewer. Union workers protesting job cuts there are blockading the company. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Horst Dornhorst, beer expert and writer.