The United States' plans to ban laptops and tablets in the cabins of flights from Europe, was put on hold after the European Union decided against implementing it in an hours long meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. Other measures are still being considered, BBC reports.
KLM is stoopping its direct flights between Schiphol and Doha, the capital of Qatar, from next summer. The Dutch airline flew this route for 33 years, but competition from Qatar Airways - who started flying the same route in June last year - means that the flight to and from Qatar is no longer profitable, KLM announced on Thursday, ANP reports.
A controversial charity institution from Qatar financed a school for Salafist Muslims in Rotterdam, NRC reports. According to the newspaper, the Eid Charity bought the building for the school for 1.7 million euros.
After three anxiety filled months in a prison in Qatar, Utrecht woman Laura de Bije is back home. She arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday morning
Utrecht woman Laura de Bije, who was arrested in Doha in March after reporting being raped, will soon be deported from Qatar. A court in the Middle Eastern country sentenced her to one year of probation for having sex outside marriage
Utrecht woman Laura de Bije has been in prison in the Qatar capital of Doha since Marh. She was visiting the Middle-Eastern country on holiday and was arrested after reporting being raped. The 22-year-old woman will appear in court on Monday on charges of having sex outside marriage - a serious crime under Qatar's penal code, local news site Al-Jazeera reports.
The Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) opposes the recommendation of FIFA's advisory board to go ahead with the 2022 Qatar World Cup, but moving it to November and December instead of summer months. FIFA will make its final decision in March.
The head of the Dutch arm of Air France-KLM, Camiel Eurlings, resigned overnight with immediate effect. Second-in-command Pieter Elbers took over for Eurlings, who lead KLM as President and CEO for four years, according to a KLM press release.
In a surprise decision by the Concil of Ministers, the Netherlands has committed military personnel to the international fight against Islamic State (ISIS). In a press conference early Wednesday evening, Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher and Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis announced that the Netherlands will deploy six F-16s for air strikes only in Iraq, another two F-16s to be used as backups, in addition to sending a military defence team of 250 soldiers. The Netherlands will not take part in military missions in Syria.
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.
A price of 800,000 euro per room was paid for the Amstel Hotel in Amterdam which was sold to hotel group Katara Hospitality from Qatar, according to property-website PropertyNL. The five star hotel counts 55 rooms and 24 suites and is located ideally between the financial, cultural and shopping district as it overlooks the Amstel River.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter voiced criticism against chairman Michael van Praag of the Dutch football association KNVB on Wednesday after the FIFA congress in which Van Praag called for his resignation.
Michael van Praag, chairman of the Dutch national football association Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond (KNVB), has spoken of his opposition to the possible re-election of Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA. The 78-year-old Swiss, who assumed office in 1998, is said to be seeking re-election next year.
Qatar will deploy Dutch technology for the development and production of solar panels.
Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has sent his condolences to King William Alexander of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.