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(...)