NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen has tapped Dutch diplomat Marriët Schuurman to be the next Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security. Schuurman's responsibilities will include the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 which governs the role of women during and after armed conflicts.
A data leak which exposed personal details such as names, addresses and bank account numbers of national public transportation card users has since been fixed, the card's management team said. The problems were first reported over the weekend, and they were patched up on Tuesday, a spokesman for Trans Link Systems told De Telegraaf.
Two F-16 fighter jets were ordered to intercept a small private jet after it was piloted over Utrecht province Tuesday evening. The military jets were scrambled when the Learjet failed to respond to air traffic control radio communications, the Defence ministry announced.
A confidential inspection report in the hands of several North-Holland papers reveals that the Velsertunnel is very unsafe due to overdue maintenance, the NOS reports.
Time constraints, unfamiliar territory and an every-fickle political situation makes the MH17 crash site a difficult place to execute an investigation. The 38-year-old Gerry Burger tells the ANP that her colleagues are suffering under the threatening circumstances of war.
The UN's director of Humanitarian Operations, John Ging, said that the situation in eastern Ukraine is worrying, and will certainly deteriorate. In an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council Tuesday, Ging called on action to prevent more victims, the NOS reports.
The investigators at the crash site in eastern Ukraine where the fated Malaysia Airlines Boeing went down over two weeks ago are still placing highest priority in recovering the remaining victims. This was told to the United Nations Security Council in a letter dated August 1st, according to the ANP.
There is still little faith in the safety of the area around the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine, as the Dutch team looking to access the site for investigation had to turn back again yesterday. The chance that they will be able to access the site soon is not likely, the OSCE says.
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine say that there is no truth in the claim that the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is not allowed into the area where the Malaysia Airlines plane crashed on the 17th of July. They insist rather that they have always worked "effectively" together with the organization.
Minister Frans Timmermans and his Australian Foreign Affairs colleague Julie Bishop arrived in Kharkiv, Ukraine Friday morning to visit with the forensic team in the area.
Mayors of eight Dutch and three Belgian cities are going to come together on Tuesday evening for a summit about jihad fighters after the report that threats of a rising number of returned fighters on European soil warned of possible attacks in the future, the AD reports.
The Cabinet is discussing a "structural security plan" in response to heightened security threats for the Jewish community, after the attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May. Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice told Parliament on Thursday that institutions will be protected.
A gang of Dutch-Moroccan hackers, operating under the name Doulci, have somehow managed to crack Apple security, which makes it easy to unlock stolen iPhones. Apple's online storage service iCloud has never been hacked before. It is used by almost 400 million people, the Telegraaf reports.
The chip technology on the current PIN-pass cards, the co-called EMV-chip, seems to have several vulnerabilities that make it possible to copy. The chip was first introduced to eliminate the threat of hacking.
In an effort to increase safety at markets, for vendors as well as customers, the ministry of Security and Justice, the Central Association for Itinerant Trade (CVAH) and the Center for Criminality Prevention (CCV) have banded together to urge market vendors to use PIN machines for transactions, instead of using cash.
The mayor of Echt-Susteren, Jos Hessels, says he's had it with motorcycle gangs, after the newest attack on a Bandidos member took place in his city, he tells Radio 1 Journaal.
During the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) last month in The Hague, police intercepted around ten drones. Several weapons were also seized during that time.
The wife of the jewelry store owner who was burgled in Deurne on Friday evening did not have a weapons license according to head officer of justice Bart Niewenhuizen in an announcement on Monday. It is also still unclear if it was her who shot the gun.
The Dutch national police are pleased with their performance during the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) so far. There were no major disruptions. 140 Arrests were made so far, most of them protesters.
WhatsApp for Android has released a new update, which includes new privacy features and the option to pay for a friend's subscription, the Inquirer reports.
Authorities sounded the alarm, Friday afternoon, in an area surrounding the industrial area, "Overstad," in Alkmaar. After a large fire in the night of Thursday on Friday, asbestos was found on Friday. Authorities quickly locked down the surrounding area.
National Railway Company NS and its workers' union have fired off a letter to Security and Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten in which they demand measures be taken against the abuses on-board personnel often endure at the hands of passengers.
After a politician apologized and resigned Thursday over a racially insensitive Tweet, an actor who insulted Black TV talkshow host Humberto Tan in November, followed suit on Friday.
A group of lawyers, journalists and privacy advocates is taking the Netherlands government to court to stop Dutch intelligence using phone data illegally acquired by the American secret agency National Security Agency (NSA), AFP reports Wednesday.