Syria

Royal Netherlands Marechaussee
Mar 21 '14 13:01

Last year, the Royal Military Police encountered a hefty rise in cases of human trafficking and smuggling, busting 175 cases of person smuggling in 2013, a 25 percent increase from the year before, the NOS reports.

Khalid K. as the scrupulous jihadist
Mar 17 '14 12:24

The jihadist from Almere who in January appeared on the internet posing with a severed human head, has resurfaced with a disturbing video on Youtube showing off even more heads.

Al Zaatari refugee camp
Mar 17 '14 11:04

The UN refugee camp Al Zaatari in the north of Jordan is going to receive aid from the municipality of Amsterdam, the Association of Dutch Municipalities and the cabinet, to help solve problems such as waste management and water access.

Mar 14 '14 13:52

World-renowned graffiti artist Banksy made a special installation calling attention to the Syrian Crisis, which was projected onto the Rijksmuseum on Thursday. At the same time, the piece was also projected onto the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House and Red Square in Moscow.

Mar 11 '14 17:38

A special art piece of the mysterious, but world-famous graffiti artist, Banksy, will be projected on the façade of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on Thursday evening, starting at 19:30, on the Museum square side. The huge projection will be visible for a couple of hours.

Mar 11 '14 13:49

Archaeological finds collected over 25 years by Leiden University researchers in Syria may have been plundered, the University announces.

Dutch Passport
Mar 5 '14 09:19

The PVV wants "jihad brides" from Gouda to lose their passports, and that they be apprehended and questioned upon their return from Syria.

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Mar 2 '14 08:02

A former PVV politician from The Hague who once helped produce a film depicting Islam as evil and extreme, Arnoud van Doorn sings a totally different tune these days.

Flag of Jihad
Feb 25 '14 10:16

Another Dutch Jihadist has died in Syria, this is the 11th Dutch death in the Syrian war region.

Feb 24 '14 15:11

The threat level of Dutch individuals joining Al-Qa'ida related armed forces in Syria and those returning remains substantial.

Dutch Passport
Feb 21 '14 11:49

Ten Dutch youths have been denied passports because the intelligence- and security-services suspect them of possible terrorist intents.

Feb 21 '14 04:34

In a letter to Parliament Wednesday evening, Minister Frans Timmermans of Foreign Affairs, wrote he wants to focus on targeted sanctions directed toward parties responsible for violence, including the opposition, in the matter of the Ukraine.

Feb 14 '14 15:58

In the last year, one in three council members has suffered verbal or physical abuse for their function.

Feb 13 '14 16:10

Abu Abdurahman, who claims to be jihadist Khalid K. from Almere, posted a picture on Twitter, showing him holding a chopped-off head of a man. The identity of the victim is unknown.

Jan 31 '14 04:34

NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen met with Prime-Minister Mark Rutte and King Willem-Alexander in The Hague, Thursday. Rasmussen urges the Netherlands to increase its defense budget again.

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Jan 28 '14 12:40

The Netherlands has revoked the passports of eight people who had intents to travel to Syria to join the rebellion against President Assad.

Jan 27 '14 10:31

A former soldier of Dutch army is fighting in Syria against President Assad's regime, according to a new report by Nieuwsuur.

Jan 17 '14 11:08

In Syria, about 10 Dutch jihadists were killed in the past 10 years, NRC reported.

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Jan 15 '14 21:08

Police in The Hague have arrested two people for encouraging a 15-year-old girl to travel to Syria.

Jan 9 '14 04:34

MP Joël Voordewind sadly noted at the appearance of the Christian persecution rankings by Open Doors, that in the past year the persecution of Christians has again increased worldwide.

Nov 20 '13 16:22

The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, (IDFA), opens tonight with 'Return to Homs'. The Syrian filmmaker, Talal Derki, follows the bloody struggle of a group of young people against the army. Half of the fighters from the film are dead already

Nov 14 '13 04:34

NATO has agreed to the extension of the Patriot mission in Turkey. Netherlands contributes to the mission, of which Turkey is now asking for an extension

Nov 12 '13 05:02

Three British men suspected of kidnapping Dutch press photographer Jeroen Oerlemans in Syria, go free. The prosecutor announced before a London court that Oerlemans and a second victim of the kidnapping could not act as witnesses

Oct 30 '13 15:27

Groningen will get additional shelters to house Syrians, reported State Secretary Fred Teeven Wednesday in parliament. Limburg also get additional shelter for refugees from Syria.

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