The Flemish Liberals and Democrats leave the Government of Belgium following a dispute over the dissolution of the electoral district Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde.
Belgian federal and regional health ministers agree to open vaccination for teenagers aged 16 to 17 years old using Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The programme will begin once the vaccination of adults has been completed.
A man attacks two policewomen with a machete in Charleroi, Belgium, whilst reportedly shouting Allahu Akbar. The attacker was shot dead by another police officer. The policewomen are being treated in hospital for non-life-threatening wounds. The attack is being investigated as a possible act of terrorism.
Catholics in France and Belgium are recovering from ISIS attacks including numerous acts of violence and aggression, fires set in churches, an assault on a priest, the desecration of a tabernacle and the hacking of more than 100 Catholic websites.
The Vatican expresses its "astonishment" and "indignation" at the "violation of the graves of the Cardinals Jozef-Ernest Van Roey and Leon-Joseph Suenens" by Belgian police making holes in the crypt at Mechelen Cathedral during a child sex abuse search.
War crimes charges are formally requested against 12 Belgian government officials and military officers in connection with the assassination of Congo's first democratically elected prime minister, Patrice Lumumba, as historians agree on a high-level Belgian conspiracy, with Western-backed dictator Mobutu Sese Seko succeeding Lumumba until he was overthrown in 1997.