Belgium Charges 2 More Linked to Brussels Attacks
Prosecutors in Belgium said Tuesday they have charged two more people in connection with the attacks last month in Brussels that killed 32 people.
A statement from the federal prosecutor's office identified those charged with terrorism offenses as Smail F. and Ibrahim F., saying they were linked to renting an apartment that may have been used as a safe house by one of the Brussels bombers.
Police have arrested six other people, including Mohamed Abrini, who was seen on the airport's video surveillance system alongside the two suicide bombers.
Belgian prosecutors said the Brussels attackers were planning to hit France again, but decided to launch a quick attack on Brussels after the arrest of key Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam.
Suicide Bomber Kills 4 in Southern Yemen
A suicide bomber killed at least four people Tuesday in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, as a cease-fire between pro-government forces and Houthi rebels stretched into a second day with some reports of fighting.
The attacker detonated the explosives among a group of army recruits in the city that has become home to the government since it pushed out the Houthis with the help of a Saudi-led coalition. But the instability in Yemen has also brought al-Qaida militants seeking control in parts of Aden.
The United Nations is sponsoring peace talks next week between the government and Houthis and urged them to make sure their cessation of hostilities holds in order to create a good environment for the negotiations.
The Houthis seized control of the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, in September 2014, but the conflict exploded into a regional fight in March of last year when the rebels marched on Aden and forced President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi to flee to Saudi Arabia. The Saudis responded by organizing a coalition of militaries to conduct airstrikes in Hadi's defense and later expanded the effort to include ground troops.
More than 6,200 people have been killed in the Yemen conflict, and the U.N. says more than 80 percent of civilians are in desperate need of food and medical aid.