- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)7
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Man convicted of Perryville convenience-store heist (9/21/16)
Belgian court upholds arrest of Moroccan man
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- A Brussels court upheld the arrest of a man of Moroccan origin suspected of links to al-Qaida.
Ahmed Ellattah, 35, made his first appearance in court Monday on charges of criminal association. He denied the charges, but the court ordered he remain in detention.
Ellattah was arrested last week in the northern port city of Antwerp.
Investigators suspect he is an accomplice of Tarek Maaroufi, a man of Tunisian origin arrested in December by Belgian police on suspicion of recruiting for al-Qaida and involvement in a false passport ring.
Maaroufi is suspected of providing counterfeit identity papers to the killers of Afghan anti-Taliban leader Ahmed Shah Massoud, who was killed two days before Sept. 11, 2001. His attackers, both of whom died in the bombing, posed as journalists and traveled using forged Belgian passports.