Belgium thwarts jihadist attacks: report

Belgian authorities have prevented several attacks by jihadist fighters returning home from Syria and by sympathisers with the Islamic State extremist group, a report said Saturday.

Belgium grants right to die to convicted rapist-killer

In a first, the Belgian justice ministry Tuesday granted a convicted rapist and murderer the right to die.

Belgium agrees to sex offender`s request for mercy killing

Belgium, one of only a few countries to allow euthanasia, has accepted a serial rapist`s request that he be allowed to die, his lawyer said on Monday.

Belgium calls for action against anti-Semitism

All acts of anti-Semitism should be strongly denounced and punished under the law, Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo said Sunday.

New EU Commission to be unveiled, draft line-up offers clues

Germany and Belgium could hold two of the most powerful posts in the next European Commission, taking on trade and antitrust regulation respectively, according to a draft version of the line-up for the new EU executive seen by Reuters.

SC notice to Centre, EC on PIL to ensure maximum voting

The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre and the Election Commission on a PIL seeking a direction to them to frame guidelines to ensure that more citizens cast their votes in the polls.

EU deplores Russia`s humanitarian convoy into Ukraine

The European Union (EU) Friday deplored as illegal Russia`s decision to send humanitarian consignment into Ukrainian territory without escort of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) or consent of the Ukrainian government.

Memories of German WWI atrocities haunt Belgium

Bloody German atrocities against Belgian civilians at the outset of World War I still haunt gentle towns such as Dinant and Louvain whose sacrifice sparked global outrage and a drive to curb war crimes. 

WWI victims commemorated in Belgium

The governor of Belgium`s Liege province paid tribute to the victims of the First World War as part of ceremonies to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the war.

World leaders mark outbreak of WWI

World leaders on Monday commemorated the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I by warning of lessons to be learned in the face of today`s many crises, including Ukraine.

World leaders commemorate WWI outbreak

World leaders leaders on Monday commemorated the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, a small Balkans conflict that went global with the German invasion of neutral Belgium in August 1914.

British declaration made European conflict a world war

At 7:00 pm on August 4, 1914, Sir Edward Goschen, Britain`s ambassador to Berlin, went to the foreign office on Wilhelmstrasse and issued London`s ultimatum: withdraw from Belgium by midnight, or face war.

France hands over suspected Jewish Museum gunman to Belgium

France handed over to Belgium today the man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting in May at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.

French court orders Jewish museum shooting suspect`s extradition to Belgium

A French court Thursday ordered the extradition to Belgium of a man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on May 24 that killed four people.

Language-split Belgium teeters back into crisis

Belgium risked plunging into a fresh political crisis on Wednesday after attempts to form a coalition government collapsed amid allegations Flemish nationalists were not committed to keeping the country together.

Belgium PM Di Rupo hands in cabinet resignation after poll

Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo submitted his government`s resignation to King Philip on Monday following general elections at the weekend, the palace said in a statement.

Belgium probes terrorist link in Jewish Museum killings

Belgium investigators on Monday probed a possible terrorist link in a fatal weekend shooting by a lone gunman at the Jewish Museum in Brussels that has shocked the world.

Flemish separatists set for victory in key Belgium election

Belgium`s controversial Flemish separatists looked set to take the lead in a general election today marred by an attack against the Jewish Museum in Brussels, the first such incident in 30 years.

Belgium police release video of attack on Jewish museum

Belgian police Sunday released chilling video footage of the gunman who killed four people in an attack on the Brussels Jewish Museum.

Netanyahu blasts Europe as two Israelis killed in Belgium

Israel on Sunday blamed rising anti-Semitism for a Brussels shooting attack which killed three, including two Israelis, lashing out at Europe for "hypocrisy" in its attitude to the Jewish state.