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Oct 7 '14 08:34

Protesters who overtook part of the Tweede Kamer, the Dutch House of Representatives in Parliament, left quietly around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning after they were told a delegation of leaders would be allowed to meet with Members of Parliament. The demonstrators spontaneously arrived at the government building when it became clear that the Islamic State, ISIS, would likely take control of the Syrian city Kobani.

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Oct 7 '14 00:33

Protesters supporting Kurdish people in Syria stormed the Tweede Kamer, the Dutch Parliament’s House of Representatives, speaking out against the fall of Kobani in northern Syria. Demonstrators are calling for the Netherlands to take stronger actions against ISIS.

Enduring Freedom
Oct 6 '14 09:48

Two teams of two Netherlands military F-16 fighter jets took part in missions over Iraq this past weekend. It marks the first Dutch mission in the country's involvement in an international fight against ISIS, the separatist movement and rogue army fighting in Syria and Iraq.

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Oct 6 '14 09:28

A man who flew to the Netherlands from Sierra Leone rode on the train and a bus before arriving at a Dordrecht hospital, where he is being treated for symptoms of Ebola virus. Results of the tests to determine if he has the deadly virus will be released on Monday.

Monster Truck
Oct 1 '14 10:07

The municipality of Haaksbergen has clarified the number of victims still in hospital after the monster truck crash of last weekend, by issuing a 'state of affairs' on the municipality website, De Volkskrant reports.

National Training Center
Oct 1 '14 09:44

The Ministry of Defense has constructed a very thorough National Training Center in the forests of Vught. The terrain at the Van Brederode Barracks is fully equipped with visual aids to help train aid workers, police and Defense for threatening situations with as much realism as possible, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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Oct 1 '14 09:10

Media mogul John de Mol has been receiving letters from a man who is threatening his sister Linda de Mol and her children if a large sum of money is not transfered to him. Police have published a sketch of at least one person involved in the extortion, and are thoroughly investigating the case.

Monster Truck
Sep 30 '14 07:43

The province of Overijssel has cancelled five upcoming monster truck shows out of respect for the victims and surviving relatives of last weekend's tragic accident in Haaksbergen that claimed three lives, the NOS reports.

Geerlof Kanis
Sep 30 '14 07:24

The municipality of Haaksbergen has imposed a kind of superinjunction on the organizer of the monster truck event that saw three people die this weekend. Geerlof Kanis is not allowed to say anything about the incident anymore, De Telegraaf reports.

Ordina Headquarters
Sep 29 '14 09:26

An reserve officer of the Netherlands military intelligence service reportedly spread confidential material to his civilian employer, ICT company Ordina, from Uruzgan province in Afghanistan in 2009. Television program Zembla reports this on the basis of e-mails obtained.

Monster Truck
Sep 29 '14 08:49

International American and European monster truck show guidelines specifically stipulate that there should be no public standing in the direction of monster trucks. This comes from RTV Oost on the basis of established guidelines from the Monster Truck Racing Association Europe.

Monstertruck
Sep 29 '14 08:06

During the AutoMotorSportief event in Haaksbergen in Overijssel, a monster truck drove into the public during a demonstration, which has resulted in three deaths, the municipality of Haaksbergen announces.

monster truck crash
Sep 28 '14 18:10

Dozens of adults and children were injured Sunday at an automotive event when a driver lost control of his monster truck, crashing into the attendees gathered at the function in Haaksbergen, Overijssel. Local news agency JouwHaaksbergen.nl says one bystander has died, though at one witness at the scene say that at least two people are dead, and another had severe lacerations to the face.

Sep 28 '14 17:56

The Dutch government withdrew the passports of 49 people identified as suspected jihadists, Minister of Justice Ivo Opstelten said. Speaking on television show WNL, Opstelten said 41 of those were believed to be planning to fight in Syria or Iraq, while the other eight had their passports invalidated to prevent them from re-entering the Netherlands.

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Sep 25 '14 09:23

Dutch authorities have revoked the Dutch passport of jihadist Muhajiri Sháám and removed him from the census administration.

IUR
Sep 25 '14 09:20

Two female students have stepped to the judge to plead their case against an administrator of the Islamic University of Rotterdam (IUR) of sexual intimidation. After attempting to deal with the issue at the school itself, the students were kicked out, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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Sep 24 '14 11:13

On Wednesday, the Council of Ministers will meet to discuss the Dutch contribution to the international struggle against ISIS.

Sep 24 '14 10:58

After a video appeared on Facebook in which a Dutch jihadist in Syria calls on his "brothers in The Netherlands and Belgium" to take action, Dutch intelligence services sounded the alarm. Dick Schoof of the National counter-terrorism unit NCTV says that the threat level "remains substantial", the NOS reports.

iPad
Sep 24 '14 09:22

Dutch magazine startup Prss has been taken over by Apple for an undisclosed amount. A source for Dutch iOS blog iCulture has confirmed that several Prss employees are now working for Apple.

Jeroen Dijsselbloem
Sep 24 '14 08:38

Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem wants to raise wages wherever possible, telling RTL Z on Tuesday that "this also stimulates the national demand and that is good for the economy."

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Sep 23 '14 13:38

Reports on twitter claim that dozens of Dutch and Belgium jihad fighters perished during the air raids on Islamic State (ISIS) around Aleppo in Syria.

Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg
Sep 23 '14 07:33

The Dutch investigative team in the east of Ukraine investigating the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 were not only hampered from doing their job by rebel blocks and sabotage, but probably also had their computers and phones hacked.

European Commission
Sep 22 '14 07:31

In The Hague, a couple has been arrested after authorities discovered explosives in their home. According to the Ministry of Justice, these explosives were destined for plans to attack a European Commission building in Belgium, the AD writes on the basis of sources. The fear is now that they may have trained other potential terrorists to construct bombs.

Sep 19 '14 10:24

National Ombudsman Frank van Dooren believes that there is a macho culture within the Dutch police force, and that executives within the police are too quick to turn a blind eye to any accusals of excessive force used by their officers, NU.nl reports.

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