Losing its Shine: Why has the UK banned Russia’s diamonds? Will G7 countries follow suit?
British PM Rishi Sunak has announced a ban on Russian diamonds over the invasion of Ukraine. Other G7 countries are also considering sanctioning the priceless gems. This comes as Moscow earned $4.7 billion from exports in 2021. The question, however, is: Will the sanctions be effective?
Jaishankar meets Belgian PM; discusses bilateral cooperation and contemporary strategic concerns
The External Affairs Minister arrived in Brussels on Monday evening for the last leg of his three-nation tour covering Bangladesh, Sweden and Belgium
Belgium examining Iran’s request to free jailed diplomat in swap with detained aid worker
Vandecasteele was charged with espionage against Iran, and collaborating with the US government as well as smuggling foreign currency and money laundering. He, however, denied all the charges and Belgium too condemned the charges as “fabricated”
European nations participate in summit to increase wind energy production in North Sea
The North Sea summit is the second one to be held after the four countries in the inaugural gathering last year -- Belgium, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands -- decided it was necessary to broaden cooperation
Sudan Unrest: What is India’s plan to evacuate citizens? Which nations have rescued its nationals?
As the fighting in Sudan continues, India has two Air Force planes in Jeddah and a navy ship in Port Sudan on standby to evacuate its 3,000 stranded citizens. Indian embassy personnel will stay put to oversee the operations. Meanwhile, the US and the UK have airlifted their diplomats
Belgian Bunny Bust: How MDMA-laced Easter treats were seized at Brussels Airport
The false chocolate bunnies were parcelled up and posted in Belgium, addressed to a buyer in Hong Kong, only to be intercepted at the Brussels airport freight terminal
Belgium: 8 arrested in counterterrorism raids
Brussels federal police carried out raids in the nearby localities of Zaventem, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek and Schaerbeek as part of a separate case, and arrested three people
Britain mulls TikTok ban over cyber security fears
TikTok has come under increasing focus over fears that user data could end up in the hands of the Chinese government, undermining Western security interests
Belgium bars nude kneeling searches of terror accused
Six suspects had filed a complaint after refusing to attend the hearings into the suicide bomb attacks that killed 32 people in protest at the anal searches conducted by police
World Bank approves massive grant to help Ukraine fight Russia
The total of $20.6 billion in emergency financing comes from commitments and pledges from, the United States, Britain, the Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia, Iceland, Belgium, and Japan
Belgian goalkeeper Arne Espeel collapses on pitch after saving penalty, pronounced dead shortly after
After Espeel collapsed on pitch, emergency services rushed to revive him with a defibrillator. However, the footballer was declared dead soon after he was taken to the hospital.
Belgium hire Domenico Tedesco as new coach after parting ways with Roberto Martinez
Former Schalke coach Tedesco, who has no prior experience of managing a national team, replaces Martinez who resigned from his post after Belgium's failure to reach the knockouts of last year's World Cup.
Hockey World Cup 2023: Belgium, Germany clinch comfortable wins in Group B
In the second Pool B match played at Kalinga stadium, no goal was scored till the half time. Grambusch Mats gave the lead to world number four Germans in the 35th minute through a penalty corner conversion before Ruhr Christopher struck a field goal five minutes later.
Iran sentences Belgian aid worker to prison, 74 lashes for espionage
The website of Iran’s judiciary said a Revolutionary Court sentenced 41-yr-old Olivier Vandecasteele to 12.5 years in prison for espionage, 12.5 years for collaboration with hostile governments and 12.5 years for money laundering. He was also fined $1 million and sentenced to 2.5 years for smuggling
Morocco fans riot across France, Belgium after loss in FIFA World Cup semi-final
Police in the Belgian capital, Brussels, have arrested some 100 people in the wake of Morocco's defeat against France at the World Cup semi-finals
Iran sentences Belgian aid worker to 28 years in prison: Report
Belgium and Vandecasteele’s family insist he is innocent, effectively held as a hostage in Tehran’s efforts to force Belgium to release an Iranian agent convicted of terrorism
Belgium: Investigators search EU parliament offices amid corruption probe over alleged bribery by Qatar
The latest search is the 20th to have been carried out in Belgium since Friday into alleged bribery by World Cup host Qatar to burnish its image at the parliament. A European Parliament vice president, Eva Kaili, was among four suspects arrested and charged with corruption by Belgian prosecutors
FIFA World Cup, Group F analysis: Belgium’s ‘Golden Generation’ fall short; Morocco punch above their weight
Belgium's ageing stars failed to fire in Qatar four years after reaching the semi-finals in Russia, scoring just one goal across three matches and finishing third behind Morocco and Croatia.
FIFA World Cup: Belgium leave with 'heads held high', says coach Roberto Martinez
Belgium finished third in Group F after being held to a goalless draw by Croatia on Thursday, resulting in the Red Devils failing to reach the FIFA World Cup knockouts for the first time since 1998.
FIFA World Cup: Germany salvage draw against Spain, Croatia thrash Canada; Morocco stun Belgium
Day 8 of the FIFA World Cup witnessed Belgium suffering a shocking defeat against Morocco, Croatia thrashing Canada, and Germany eking out a 1-1 draw against Spain.