Egypt

May 19 '16 10:23

A terrorist cell the police arrested in Roosendaal end April, was planning an attack in Amsterdam, according to Wednesday's broadcast of Dutch television program Onder de radar

May 11 '16 07:53

The owner of a shoarma cafe in Roosendaal was arrested last week. The Public Prosecutor believes he stands central to an investigation into the funding of the international jihad

May 4 '16 13:50

The Netherlands is launching cultural projects in seven countries as part of the fight against "the ring of instability around Europe", Ministers Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs and Jet Bussemaker of Culture announced in a letter describing the Culture policy for 2017 - 2020.

Mar 29 '16 12:57

The Dutch man that was held hostage on an EgyptAir airplane in Cyprus on Tuesday, was released, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed. The passenger list shows that a total of six Dutch passengers were on the plane. All of them are safely off the plane.

Feb 10 '16 11:23

Recent attacks in Turkey have been a blow to the countries tourism. Bookings to travel to Turkey is currently 40 percent lower than a year ago, tour operator TUI announced along with its quarterly figures.

Jan 22 '16 08:26

Airline Transavia no longer allows its crew members to sleep over in Egypt because they feel its too dangerous. The airline therefore added an extra stopover in Athens, Greece to replace the crew, increasing the travel time between the Netherlands and Egypt with several hours

Nov 25 '15 08:03

TUI Nederland is scrapping all flights to the Egyptian resort Sharm el-Sheikh up until end March 2016. According to the travel agency, bookings to the resort fell so far after the Russian airbus crash in Sinai last month, that it is not profitable to make these trips

Nov 6 '15 13:10

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' decision to advise people not to travel to or from the Sharm el-Sheikh airport was based on the fact that the airport's security is inadequate and not on the exact cause of the Russian aircraft crash in Sinai.

Nov 6 '15 08:10

Empty charter planes will be flying to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheik on Sunday and Tuesday to pick up the Dutch tourists currently holidaying there. KLM has decided that people on the airline's flight to Amsterdam from Cairo will only be allowed hand luggage and that no suitcases will be loaded into the airplane's hold at the airport. Travel agencies TUI Nederland and Neckermann Travel also opted for this measure.

Nov 5 '15 13:47

A number of Dutch tourists stuck in Egypt after all flights to and from the Sharm el-Sheikh airport were cancelled by the Netherlands. They are still enjoying their vacation, despite concerns about the security situation surrounding the airport.

Nov 5 '15 08:00

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also decided to stop all Dutch flights to and from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh and to stop flying over northern Sinai until Sunday at least. The Netherlands is awaiting the outcome of a British investigation on the security situation. England and Ireland are also not flying in the region for the time being.

May 21 '15 18:51

Two elementary schools in Amsterdam Zuid, each with predominately darker-skinned students, are planning to send their pupils on the streets of Amsterdam wearing bright white t-shirts with the slogan, "Is this white enough for you?" written on them. The blunt message is meant to raise awareness for the schools, while encouraging more white parents to enroll their children at the two locations.

Dec 1 '14 14:38

The 20 year old Maher H. has been sentenced to three years in prison for participating in the jihad in Syria. H.'s wife, the 20 year old Shukri F., has been acquitted. She was suspected of recruiting jihadists. This is the verdict of the court in The Hague.

Oct 21 '14 08:30

A KLM plane had to make a precautionary landing in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Monday afternoon due to the presence of a suspicious package.

Oct 20 '14 10:10

A consortium around the Dutch dredging companies Boskalis and Van Oord has received the order to build a new Suez Canal in Egypt.

Jun 23 '14 15:29

Dutch Journalist Rena Netjes is among a group of people in the profession who have been sentenced to prison in Egypt on charges of terrorism and endangering national security. The Egyptian government has sentenced Netjes to 10 years. The case has been another enlightening moment of realization at the state of Egypt's restrictions on basic human rights.

Jun 6 '14 09:21

Dutch journalist Rena Netjes could be sentenced to between 15 and 25 years in prison if convicted of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Netjes is one of twenty journalists criminally charged in connection with a clampdown on global news television network al-Jazeera.

Mar 24 '14 16:33

The suspicious package discovered by police that forced an Amsterdam neighborhood into lockdown turned out to be boxes of Egyptian tobacco and a laptop computer, the bomb disposal unit told broadcaster AT5. The tobacco packages were adorned with Arabic text, police said.

Feb 8 '14 04:30

The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features police finding 750 kg of Khat in several busts, Philips employees threatened over weed lamps, Timmermans calling attention to arrested plane spotters in UAE, a Dutch journalist who escaped from Egypt, Dutch to investigate a whale wars collision, and Rabobank not selling part of their American business.

Feb 6 '14 12:03

She's just landed after a long flight, escaping terrorism accusations in Egypt. But there is no rest yet for Rena Netjes as the NOS and Pauw en Witteman (P&W) chase her for her story.

Feb 5 '14 09:45

BNR- correspondent Rena Netjes has escaped Egypt. She, together with other journalists, had been placed on a terrorist suspect list, and it was no longer safe for her in Egypt.

Feb 4 '14 09:40

Dutch journalist Rena Netjes is on her way back to the Netherlands after being accused by Egypt for aiding a terrorist network tied to news channel Al Jazeera.

Aug 23 '13 07:44

Dutch citizens assembled on Wednesday to protest the military takeover in Egypt and the consequent violence and deaths of anti-rebellion supporters.

Aug 21 '13 05:22

Netherlands’ Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans has advised the Dutch parliament of his plans to persuade Brussels to end all assistance to Egypt as the violent aggression persists, Dutch media reported on Tuesday.

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