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01:02, 23 April 2018 Monday
16:44, 19 January 2018 Friday

UNICEF criticizes Belgium's lengthy asylum procedure

Official data indicates 4,960 children applied for asylum in Belgium in 2016, out of which 1,076 are unaccompanied

16:36, 18 January 2018 Thursday

Brussels to donate 23M to UN Palestinian agency

Move comes after U.S. decision to suspend $65 million in aid to Palestine

12:09, 16 January 2018 Tuesday

Up to 20 injured in Belgium blast

Police say incident not terror-related

12:36, 04 December 2017 Monday

Catalan leader Puigdemont faces extradition hearing

Prosecutors last month asked the judge to approve the European arrest warrant issued by Madrid for the five in the opening round of what could become a protracted courtroom battle.

17:06, 01 December 2017 Friday

Muslim groups appeal Belgian slaughter ban

Belgium Muslim group says ban 'directly undermines one of the essential dietary precepts governing Islamic belief'

03:00, 19 November 2017 Sunday

Decision deferred on Catalan politicians' extradition

Belgian judge defers decision to Dec. 4, process to extradite former separatist politicians to Spain could take three months

17:10, 28 October 2017 Saturday

Belgium sets up English-language business court

The Brussels International Business Court will hold hearings and issue judgments in English and the government said it expects Britain's departure from the EU "will only increase the number of these disputes" that need to be resolved.

13:59, 11 October 2017 Wednesday

Belgium charges new suspect over 2016 attacks

Prosecutors gave no details about his ties to the suicide bombers who killed a total of 32 people at Brussels international airport and a metro station in the Belgian capital.

22:17, 14 September 2017 Thursday

Belgian PKK court ruling stands despite appeal

Federal prosecutor had challenged 2016 ruling which classified PKK activities as an 'armed campaign'

14:33, 02 September 2017 Saturday

PKK drug smuggling network busted in Belgium

Terror group earns millions of euros from drug smuggling in Europe, according to Belgian media

22:06, 16 August 2017 Wednesday

Belgium to seek compensation in tainted-eggs scandal

It did not identify the target of the civil action, which coincides with criminal inquiries into suspected fraud underway in Belgium and the Netherlands.

15:09, 05 July 2017 Wednesday

Five arrested in Belgian French terror raids

A series of searches in the gritty Anderlecht district of Brussels netted four people and arms hidden in a garage, the Belgian federal prosecutor's office said.

15:14, 13 June 2017 Tuesday

Bringing ancient tapestries back to life in Belgium

Returning to its former glory the kind of creation that adorns a cathedral wall or is displayed at a world-renowned museum can take more than a year for tapestry restorers at Royal Manufacturers De Wit.

10:22, 05 May 2017 Friday

Brussels 'crossing fingers' for Macron in French vote

A host of top Brussels figures led by Jean-Claude Juncker have broken with their usual protocol of not interfering in national elections to openly back the centrist former banker to beat far-right leader Le Pen.

19:45, 14 April 2017 Friday

DRC suspends military cooperation with Belgium

Suspension in response to Belgian criticism of president's choice of prime minister

12:59, 01 April 2017 Saturday

Belgium probes Mosul airstrikes that killed civilians

Belgium takes part in the US-led coalition against ISIL, which has conducted tens of thousands of air strikes against the rebels in Iraq and Syria.

10:34, 22 March 2017 Wednesday

Belgium observes minute of silence one year after attacks

Silence fell at 7:58 am (0658 GMT), the exact time suicide bombers Ibrahim El Bakraoui and Najim Laachraoui struck at Zaventem Airport on March 22, 2016.

17:50, 17 March 2017 Friday

Belgium seeks multi-billion F-16 fighter replacement

The ministry said the supplier would likely be named in 2018 but the government had shortlisted five manufacturers in NATO or European Union member states.

15:01, 20 February 2017 Monday

Belgian court sentences Turkish terror fugitive

On-the-run DHKP-C member Fehriye Erdal jailed in absentia for 15 years

17:49, 18 February 2017 Saturday

Train derails in Belgium leaving casualties officials

One person is dead and several more have been injured after a train has derailed in Belgium.

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