King Albert has accepted the government's resignation and asked now former PM Yves Leterme to find a solution to the political crisis, which has been caused by months of feuding between French and Flemish parties.
The Pentagon has begun preparations to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Prisoners held for years without charge have been cause for outrage across the globe. But what will happen to the prisoners once it is closed?
Momentum is building for a UN troop reinforcement in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There are already 17,000 MONUC forces on the ground because of the humanitarian crisis. Would a few thousand extra troops make a big difference?