The Brussels Free University later posted an apology on Facebook saying the dress code instructions for graduation were "inappropriate".Read the full story ›
Reports say 20 others have been injured.Read the full story ›
A series of events to mark the Centenary of one the bloodiest battles of WWI will be held in Belgium this summer, it has been announced.Read the full story ›
The Parliament of Belgium's Wallonia region has voted in favour of a planned EU-Canada trade deal, ending a political deadlock.Read the full story ›
Belgium has been given until Monday evening to back an EU trade deal with Canada.
The Canadians have said they are "ready to sign" the historic deal and all 28 EU government back the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.
However, it has been held up because the regional government of the French-speaking region of Wallonia in Belgium has refused to give the go-ahead, saying the deal is bad for Europe's farmers and gives too much power to global corporate interests.
Reuters reported that EU trade officials are offering tweaks to a political declaration appended to the treaty in a bid to get them to sign.
European Council President Donald Tusk is reportedly due to speak to Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel by late on Monday to confirm if the deal is on.
The premier of Belgium's Wallonia region Paul Magnette has told his region's parliament that no breakthrough has been made in talks over the planned EU-Canada free trade deal.
Wallonia maintains that CETA poses a threat to farmers and to welfare standards.
Mr Magnette said talks on Friday had yielded some developments, but pointed out that contention still remains over an independent court system to resolve disputes.
Critics say the court system can be exploited by big business to unduly influence public policy.
CETA is expected to take centre stage is the EU leaders' summit, which is currently underway in Brussels.
A knife-wielding man has stabbed two police officers and been shot in Belgium in an attack which may be terror-related, prosecutors say.Read the full story ›
The machete attack on two Belgian police officers is being treated as an act of terror, the country's prime minister has confirmed.
Prime Minister Charles Michel said the attacker's shouts of "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) as he slashed at the two women outside Charleroi police station were a notable factor in the authorities' decision.
The attacker, who was shot and killed by police, has been identified as K.B.,an Algerian who had lived in Belgium since 2012.
The 33-year-old was already known to police as a petty criminal.
Belgian police have charged a man with planning to commit terrorist murder.
Authorities arrested Nourredine H. and his brother Hamza H. following a series of house arrests on Friday evening on suspicion of carrying out terrorist attacks somewhere in Belgium.
Police conducted seven house searches in the region of Mons and a further search in Liege, although no weapons or explosives were found.
Nourredine H was charged on Saturday with conspiracy to commit a terror attack and participation in the activities of a terrorist organisation.
Meanwhile, his brother Hamza H. has been released without charge, according to federal prosecutors.
Prosecutors said in a statement on Saturday that for the time being there was no connection with the attacks at Brussels airport and the metro on March 22, in which 32 people were killed.
A judge extended Nourredine H's custody after he was charged.
Brussels and Belgium in general remain on a security alert level of three out of a maximum of four, a "serious" status with a "possible and probable" threat.