The mother of one of the victims of the Bataclan concert hall shooting in Paris is taking legal action against the Belgian state, claiming it failed to act on intelligence about the attackers.
More than 800 Iraqi asylum seekers abandoned their plans to settle in Belgium this year and opted to return to Iraq instead.
Salah and Brahim Abdeslam, the two brothers identified by French authorities in connection with the Paris terror attacks, were already known to the international police cooperation body Interpol and Europe’s Schengen Information System before the attacks happened.
Belgium has maintained its terror alert at level 4 for Brussels, the highest level possible, Belgian prime minister Charles Michel announced on Monday.
Nine people were arrested in a series of police raids in the Belgian capital on Thursday in connection with last week’s Paris terror attacks.
Thousands of people gathered on Wednesday in the main square of Molenbeek to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks last Friday in Paris.
Belgium’s King Philippe led the annual Armistice Day commemorations in Brussels on Wednesday, while thousands of people also attended a ceremony in the west Belgian town of Ypres to mark 97 years since the end of the first world war.
Football authorities in Belgium and the Netherlands are deciding whether to take joint action against the sport’s world governing body FIFA
A Belgian federal police report has warned of “insufficient” security measures at the prime minister’s office, requiring urgent modifications in the coming weeks.
The index ranking countries in order of prosperity has been revealed for 2015 by the Legatum Institute with Belgium ranking 18th behind Singapore, the world’s best performing economy.