- Brussels remains on lockdown on Saturday night, with the metro system, shopping centres and public buildings closed. The city’s mayor has ordered all restaurants and cafes to close tonight.
- The government raised the terror alert level to level four – “very serious” – for the Brussels region. “Analysis shows a serious and imminent threat that requires taking specific security measures as well as specific recommendations for the public,” an official statement said.
- The heightened terror threat is thought to have been sparked by fears that Salah Abdeslam is in hiding in the Brussels area. The 26-year-old French man is believed to be one of the ringleaders of the Paris attacks in which 130 people died last Friday. He has reportedly been in touch with friends on Skype asking for help in getting back to Syria.
- Turkish police arrested three terror suspects, including a Belgian of Moroccan origin who is suspected of action as a scout for the cell that launched the Paris attacks.
- Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said that Britain must not be “drawn into responses that feed a cycle of violence and hate” following the Paris attacks.
- The United Nations Security Council voted to approve a French-backed resolution calling on all member states to do everything possible to eradicate the threat posed by Islamic State jihadis.
- David Cameron will visit Paris on Monday to meet with French president François Hollande.
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