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Ghassen Fridhi
Ghassen Fridhi

Ghassen Fridhi is Al Arabiya English’s news producer based out of Brussels, Belgium. He usually covers European politics with a special focus on migrants and refugees. Follow him on Twitter @GhassenEfta

From refugee to official: Pierre Kompany on being Belgium’s first black mayor

In October, the father of Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, Pierre Kompany, made history by becoming the first black mayor in Belgium. The 71-year-old, who moved to Belgium as a refugee from...

Brussels police arrest hundreds in ‘yellow vest’ riot

Belgian police detained more than 400 people on Saturday after “yellow vest” protesters inspired by riots in France threw rocks and firecrackers and damaged shops and cars as they tried to...

Protesters demand Iran’s intelligence ministry be placed on EU terror black list

Brussels - The Iranian community in Brussels protested on Monday calling for Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence to be placed on the European Union’s terror black list four months after a plot...

How have Belgian waffles become the best in the world?

When one think of Belgium, two food items come to mind: chocolate and waffles. Walking across the streets of Brussels, it becomes evident that there are two kinds of waffles that have come to dominate...

Win or lose, Belgians in diverse Molenbeek show national pride after match

Known for its diversity, the Belgian municipality of Molenbeek erupted in national pride last night, despite the loss against France in the World Cup semi-final match.  ...

Molenbeek’s Cruyff Court hopes to find Belgium’s next rising football star

Following the Paris attacks in 2015 and Brussels attacks a year later, the municipality of Molenbeek has often been described as a hotspot for international extremism and radicalism by some foreign...

WATCH: High hopes for multicultural team among Belgians of foreign origin

Belgium is one of the favorites to clinch the World Cup title. With talented players from the biggest European clubs, the country is united and hopes the Belgian Red Devils can win big at Russia. The...

Moroccans of Belgium backing their home country despite difficult upcoming games

Brussels and Molenbeek - Morocco surprised all its fans when it lost its opening game in the World Cup to Iran on an own goal. It will have to now face Portugal on June 20 and the Spain on the 25th,...