Syria

Liberation Day
May 5 '14 15:23

Prime Minister Mark Rutte lit the Liberation Flame in Assen, marking the official start to the Liberation Day festivities in the Netherlands.

Apr 30 '14 08:31

For the first time, a Dutch national has been arrested because he fought in Syria. The Public Prosecution Authority (OM) announced on Tuesday that the 20-year old man from Amsterdam was arrested last week. According to the OM, he was carrying "terror-inciting texts" with him and planned a trip to Syria. The man is not suspected of recruiting other people for jihad.

Chemical warfare
Apr 25 '14 08:20

Two Dutch companies delivered products to Syria last year for the country's chemical weapons program. The delivery included 218 tons of glycol and six teflon pumps, according to ministers Lilianne Ploumen for Foreign Trade and Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice on Thursday in a letter to the House of Representatives.

Apr 23 '14 11:59

Two Dutch people have committed suicide attacks in Iraq and Syria, according to Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Ronald Plasterk.

Apr 8 '14 13:03

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing in Syria of Dutch priest Father Frans van der Lugt.

Apr 7 '14 13:05

A Dutch priest who brushed away pleas to flee war-torn Syria has been killed.

Apr 3 '14 16:22

Khalid K., the jihadist from Almere who appeared in an online picture with five severed heads, has been banned from the Netherlands.

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.

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