World Briefs: Belgium arrests 10 linked to ISIS

Belgium arrests 10 linked to ISIS

BRUSSELS • Belgian police have arrested 10 people in the Brussels area who were allegedly part of a network recruiting people to fight with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), prosecutors said.

The 10 were arrested during raids in several areas of the Belgian capital yesterday, including the Molenbeek quarter where several of the key suspects in the November Paris attacks lived.

The federal prosecutor's office said however that the arrests were not linked to the Paris bomb and gun attacks, claimed by ISIS, which left 130 people dead and hundreds injured.


Human error blamed for fatal German train crash

BERLIN • German prosecutors said human error caused a train crash that killed 11 people, and charged a 39-year-old signalling worker with negligence leading to the accident.

"If he had complied with the rules ... then there would have been no collision between the trains," Mr Wolfgang Giese, the prosecutor who led the investigation into last Tuesday's accident in southern Germany, said yesterday.

"There is no evidence of technical problems... Our investigation shows that this was human error with catastrophic consequences," he added.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 17, 2016, with the headline 'WorldBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe