On guard: special police in Brussels on Thursday, as investigations continued into the terror attacks on the city. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty

The drone of helicopters and the faint sound of sirens hung heavy in the air. Time seemed to stand still in the skies above Brussels on Tuesday. In th(...)

From left: Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Dutch Princess Beatrix and German chancellor Angela Merkel arrive in Nieuwpoort for the World War commemorations. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA

The small coastal town of Nieuwpoort in northern Belgium became the focus of commemoration yesterday as dignitaries from around the world, including G(...)

A couple walk amongst some of the 12,000 graves in the Tyne Cot Military Cemetary near Ypres in Belgium. File Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The names of the 600,000 soldiers who died in the killing fields of Flanders were remembered last night in a huge display of lights 85km long. The Ypr(...)

Belgium’s prime minister Elio Di Rupo (left) and Francophone Socialist party (PS) chairman Paul Magnette leave a meeting with King Philippe at the Royal Palace in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Belgium began the process of forming a new government yesterday as outgoing prime minister Elio Di Rupo resigned from cabinet and King Philippe met(...)

A screen showing the votes of the Belgian Chamber (parliament) members on the euthanasia law for terminally-ill children, in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Belgium today voted to extend the country’s euthanasia laws to terminally-ill children, becoming the first country in the world to remove an ag(...)