Thousands gather in Brussels to pay tribute to victims of terror attacks

A picture taken on March 25, 2016 shows people gathering at a makeshift memorial in tribute to the victims of the Brussels terror attacks, on Place de la Bourse square in Brussels. (AFP)

Here is a round-up of global news developments:

  • In Belgium, Thousands have gathered in the capital, Brussels, to pay tribute to the victims of the airport and metro bombings. Meanwhile, Belgian police have arrested a suspect who they say is linked to Tuesday’s attacks. The suspect was also behind a foiled plot near the French capital Paris.
  • Students in Paris have vandalized two police stations to vent their anger at alleged police brutality. The students stormed the stations after newly-released images from Thursday demonstrations showed an officer brutally beating a protester. Students staged nationwide rallies on Thursday in protest against planned labor reforms. 
  • Brazil's army commander has pledged to ensure the country’s stability amid a political turmoil over the fate of embattled president Dilma Rousseff. The army chief noted that under the law, the armed forces must act under the president’s authority. This comes as lawmakers are planning to impeach Rousseff over corruption allegations.
  • ISIL terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing on a football field south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The attack claimed the lives of some 30 people including minors and wounded scores of others in a village near the town of Iskandariyah. 
  • Pentagon chief Ashton Carter claims U-S forces have killed several key ISIL figures in Syria including the terrorist group’s second in command Abd Rahman Qaduli. He noted that killing Qaduli will hamper ISIL’s operations both inside and outside Iraq and Syria. 
  • In Yemen’s southern city of Aden, over two dozen people, mostly civilians have been killed in bombing attacks which hit checkpoints run by forces loyal to the former regime. The ISIL terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Medics say that the death toll is expected to rise.
  • The leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement accuses the U-S, Israel, and Britain of supporting Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. Abdul Malik al-Houthi's remarks come on the first anniversary of the Saudi onslaught against Yemen. He also said Riyadh commits genocide in Yemen by targeting residential areas using internationally banned weapons.
  • An air ambulance helicopter crash in Iran’s southern Fars province has left all ten people on board dead. The victims included crew members and emergency staff. The chopper was transferring a patient to a hospital in Shiraz city which is the provincial capital.

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