Prime Minister Mark Rutte paid an unannounced visit to Dutch soldiers in Baghdad on Tuesday. He visited several training sites, where Dutch soldiers are training Iraqi special forces as part of the Dutch contribution to the international coalition against terrorist organization Islamic State
Laura H., the 20-year-old mother arrested on Schiphol on Monday after claiming to escape from ISIS with her two kids, will remain in custody for another two weeks, the court in Rotterdam decided on Thursday.
Laura H., a 20-year-old Dutch woman who claims to have escaped from terrorist group ISIS, is back in the Netherlands. She landed on Schiphol on Monday night and was immediately arrested, the Public Prosecutor announced.
The Dutch consulate in the Iraqi city of Erbil had personal contact with Laura H. - a Dutch woman who escaped from the ISIS caliphate with her two kids two weeks ago, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.
On Friday the court in The Hague sentenced four Dutch men to six years in prison for traveling to Syria to join a terrorist organization. All four were not present to hear their sentencing as they are currently in Syria or Iraq. One is believed to be dead
The Netherlands made 45 million euros available for cleaning up landmines in former conflict areas, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday. The Ministry is investing the money in three demining projects operating in a total of 13 countries.
Dutch woman Laura H. instructed Kurdish Peshmerga fighters to leave her injured husband behind when they helped her and her two children flee from terrorist organization ISIS last week, Kurdish general Bahram Arif Yassin told newspaper Trouw.
Laura H.'s father is "hugely relieved" that his daughter and grandchildren managed to escape from terrorist organization Islamic State and is excited for their return to the Netherlands
A Dutch woman lived in areas controlled by terrorist group Islamic State for almost a year before managing to escape on Tuesday and get help from Kurdish fighters in Mosul, Iraq, reports Kurdish television station Kurdistan24.
Since November 2015, about 400 Syrian and Iraqi refugees have stated that they wish to leave the Netherlands. The majority of these refugees have still not started the asylum procedure, according to a report by BNR based on statistics from the repatriation and departure service in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands' F-16 stationed in Jordan participated in seven missions over Syria in the past three months. The Dutch fighter jets dropped bombs on ISIS targets four times during those missions, Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert wrote in response to questions from Parliament
King Willem-Alexander paid a surprise visit to the 200 Dutch troops in Jordan on Thursday, the government information service announced.
Threats to the Netherlands from the jihadist corner is "more complex and difficult than ever before", according to general intelligence service AIVD's annual report for 2015. There are jihadists in the Netherlands that want bring the fight to their own country, and the attacks in Brussels and Paris last year show that terrorist organizations are capable of carrying out complex and well-executed attacks.
Only four months into the year and already the number of Dutch murdered abroad is equal to that of the entire 2015. Five Dutch were killed abroad in the first quarter of this year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to AD.nl.
Between 15 and 20 Dutch soldiers are actively fighting in Syria and Iraq, according to annual figures for 2015 from military intelligence service MIVD.
Several hundred Dutch people of Turkish and Moroccan descent demonstrated against terrorism in Rotterdam on Sunday. Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb also participated and gave a speech.
The radicalization helpline, set up by the Moroccan Dutch Alliance, received 552 requests for help in the first year of its existence. 94 cases were so serious that the parents needed support from a counselor, the Alliance announced in a fact sheet on Tuesday.
An ISIS explosive containing hydrogen peroxide produced by chemical company Solvay in Roermond, was discovered in Iraq according to a report by Conflict Armament Research
A 24-year-old woman from Drachten was murdered by her husband in the north of Iraq on Monday. Husband Raffi A. (33) gunned down his wife Safhinaz Zerrouy because she wanted to return to the Netherlands, the Leeuwarder Courant reports.
Dutch fighter jets were involved in ten different bombing missions against ISIS military targets last week, including locations in Syria. It is the first time the Netherlands permitted Dutch F-16s to join missions in Syria.
Dutch F-16's bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq may have lead to civilian casualties. Two bombings in which civilians may have died are being investigated, the government wrote in a letter sent to parliament on Saturday
On Tuesday the PvdA agreed to extend the Dutch participation in the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State to also include bombings in Syria. This means that a large majority in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, is now behind air strikes against ISIS in Syria
The PvdA is gradually leaning towards supporting the Netherlands extending its fight against Islamic State to also include bombing the terrorist organization in Syria. The Dutch F-16's are currently only bombarding ISIS in Iraq.
ChristenUnie parliamentarian Joel Voordewind is calling for an end to the slow asylum procedure, that is leading to frustration, protests and even suicide in the emergency asylum shelters, AD reports.