Two members of DOVO, the Belgian military’s bomb disposal unit, remove a six-pound high explosive artillery shell produced in about 1917 from a farm field near Ieper, Belgium on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023.

‘Iron harvest:’ A Belgian team unearths unexploded ammunition from WWI

Conflict & Justice

Shells, bombs and hand grenades are still found across Belgium on a daily basis. Every year, a special unit removes over 150 metric tons of unexploded ordnance.

Belgian artists Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul.

‘It’s not about you, it’s about the conversation’: This Belgian music duo gets you dancing — and talking

silent movie still

A silent movie cinema thrives in Brussels

Father Damion, abbot at St. Joseph's Trappist Abbey, left, and Spencer Brewery director Father Isaac walk through their new, state-of-the-art facility.

Trappist monks keep beer tradition alive despite decline in interest for monastic life

Lifestyle & Belief
A member of auction house staff poses for a picture with a 19-carat pink diamond at Christie's auction house, in London, Oct. 18, 2017.

Belgium faces pressure to support sanctions on Russian diamonds

Ryanair strikers protest unfair working conditions, Barcelona, Spain.

As summer travel kicks off in Europe, airline strikes could thwart holiday plans


Across Europe, walk-outs by crew members of various airlines have led to dozens of canceled or delayed flights. 

Juliana Lumumba, the daughter of Patrice Lumumba, speaks during a ceremony to return the remains of her father to the family at the Egmont Palace in Brussels

Return of Patrice Lumumba’s remains to DR Congo gives ‘peace of mind,’ UN envoy says


Belgium has returned the mortal remains of Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba to Democratic Republic of Congo and his family. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, DR Congo’s representative to the United Nations, discussed the move and its significance with The World’s host Carol Hills.

King Philippe of Belgium, right, greets 100-year-old corporal Albert Kunyuku, the last surviving Congolese veteran of World War II during a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Wednesday June 8, 2022. 

Belgian King Philippe’s visit to DR Congo stirs hope for a ‘win-win partnership,’ historian says

Global Politics

History professor Charles Tshimanga-Kashama joined The World’s host Marco Werman to discuss the historic visit and its implications for the future relations between the two countries.

Passengers wait at a ticket counter at Johannesburg's OR Tambo's airport, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. 

COVID-related travel bans spark outrage from targeted countries


“As omicron makes its way around the world, we have to see borders not as a stop point, but more as a surveillance point,” said Kelley Lee, a researcher of cross-border measures at Simon Fraser University in Canada.

Protestors clash with riot police during a demonstration against the reinforced measures of the Belgium government to counter the latest spike of the coronavirus in Brussels, Belgium

Europe sees widespread protests against COVID-19 restrictions

Top of The World

Protests against COVID-19 restrictions, some of them turning violent, rocked Europe over the weekend. Also, Sudan’s top military commander reinstates Abdulla Hamdok, but as interim prime minister, until new elections are held. And, two of 17 missionaries kidnapped in October have been released in Haiti.