Belgium

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.

Conflict

'For the non-Muslims, it was like I opened a door for them'

In his just-released memoir a Belgian writer with Moroccan roots uses his experience to bridge cultures. In one chapter, he recounts learning how to slaughter sheep at home for the Muslim holidays. Non-Muslims ask him, “'You did that in your own house?’ “And the Muslims say, ‘Oh yeah, us too.’"

Education

A Belgian campus puts out a welcome mat for refugees

When Mohammed Salman moved to Belgium to pursue a PhD in political science in 2010, he had every intention of returning home to Syria. But the war intervened, and now the newly-minted Ph.D. is helping start up a program for refugees at the Free University of Brussels.

Conflict

One family's decision to take in refugees: 'We're all in the same boat'

We don't hear much about Belgium when it comes to Europe's migrant crisis, but it too is struggling to cope with an influx of foreigners arriving to claim asylum. In Brussels, volunteers are opening up their homes to refugee families so they don't have to sleep in the streets while they wait for the appointments with immigration officials.

Culture

In Brussels, Belgium, a kitty is under siege

Belgians reacted with humor when police put the city of Brussels on lockdown over the weekend. Twitter was flooded with funny cat tweets. This is unsurprising says Willem de Graeve, who co-directs the Belgian Center for Comic Strips. That's the Belgian sense of humor.

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Global Politics

Adopt a waloon

Belgium goes to the polls on Sunday amid fears that could split the country permanently. The World's Clark Boyd is in Brussels, where an online group is trying to cool passions by encouraging rivals to ?adopt' someone from the other side.

Global Politics

Tintin on trial

50 years ago this month, Congo became an independent nation. In the early 1930s, cartoonist Herge sent his intrepid boy reporter Tintin to Congo. But now, it's the subject of, a lawsuit brought by a Congolese immigrant. The World's Clark Boyd reports.

Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's quiz answer is the Democratic Republic of Congo. Anchor David Baron speaks with Adam Hokeschild, author of 'King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa.'

Global Politics

Vatican reaction to Belgian scandal

The sexual abuse of children by priests in Belgium is the just the latest scandal to rock the Catholic church in recent years. Lisa Mullins discusses the damage to the church with John Allen, Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter.

Global Politics

Greener gadgets from Belgium

Gadgets often contain all kinds of things that are potentially harmful to the environment. It's also a tough industry to evaluate when it comes to fair trade practices. Clark Boyd reports on how one company in Belgium is trying to address those issues.

Global Politics

French fries with mayonnaise

A new video pokes fun at the small European country which is the focus of our Geo Quiz today. It has problems, some serious. But at least all of its citizens agree that the national dish is french fries with mayonnaise. Clark Boyd has more.

Global Politics

De-baptism' on the rise in Belgium

The Catholic Church in Belgium faces revelations of widespread sexual abuse of children by priests. For many Catholics, the report was the last straw. Many are going so far as to formally leave in a process called �de-baptism.� Clark Boyd reports.