The arrest of former Dutch soldier Jitse Akse on suspicion that he killed ISIS-fighters in Syria, is leading to fierce criticism against the Public Prosecutor. The Prosecutor is abusing its powers as Akse was only arrested to prevent him from returning to Syria, says University of Amsterdam international law professor Geert-Jan Knoops. A petition against Akse's arrest already has almost 50 thousand signatures, and more than 21 thousand people liked a Facebook group created to show support for the former soldier.
Police in Germany arrested three people including a 14-year-old Syrian boy seeking asylum in the Netherlands on suspicion of sexual assault. The accusation stems from an alleged New Year’s Eve attack on two girls, aged 14 and 15, newswire ANP reported on Thursday.
Dutch broadcaster NOS interviewed the jihadist in the latest ISIS video threatening the United Kingdom, the broadcaster announced on Tuesday. The BBC believes the man in the video is British man Abu Rumaysah, alias Siddhartha Dhar. NOS interviewed him in 2014, before he left for Syria.
The Netherlands is able to take in 200 thousand refugees, almost four times as many as arrived this year, PvdA leader Diederik Samsom said in an interview with the Nederlands Dagblad on Wednesday. According to the PvdA leader, "on a population of 17 million people" 200 thousand refugees is a "small amount".
Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs thinks that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's statements that the Netherlands will be violating international law if the government decides to start bombing terrorist organization ISIS in Syria is "completely absurd".
Should the Netherlands decide to extend the bombings against terrorist organization Islamic State to Syria, that would be illegal, according to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. "This is illegal. This is against the international law. We are a sovereign country"
The total number of asylum requests the Netherlands received in 2015 reached 54 thousand in November, the Ministry of Security and Justice announced
United States regulators are investigating at least four controversial military equipment deliveries bankrupt Dutch firm Imtech made to Iraq
Amsterdam decided to give lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender refugees shelter separate from the other asylum seekers following a number of threats and other incidents, Het Parool reported on Friday.
The Dutch government will make a decision on whether or not the Netherlands will take part in the bombardment of terrorist organization Islamic State in Syria in the "coming weeks", Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert said just before the Council of Ministers meeting on Friday morning
The United States officially requested that the Netherlands "intensify" the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State by participating in bombarding in Syria. The Cabinet is considering it, Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs said in a parliamentary debate on Thursday. He called ISIS "an enemy that can not only be contained, but must be destroyed"
Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs is committing 4 million euros to support rescue workers from the Syrian civil society organization White Helmets for the next two years, the Ministry announced on Thursday.
Former Al-Nusra fighter and Syrian media activist Mustafa saw his friends being brainwashed by terrorist organization ISIS. He joined Al-Nusra in the past, because it was his best option in Syria. He fled the country when his friends tried to force him to join a terrorist organization.
Forty suspected jihadists are roaming about the Netherlands under the supervision of the probation service, or managed to sneak off to Syria.
The United States of America officially requested that the Netherlands participate in bombing terrorist organization Islamic State in Syria. At this time the Netherlands is only bombing ISIS in Iraq.
Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs is opposed to the Netherlands sending ground troops in the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State. He thinks that by deploying ground troops, the Netherlands will be repeating past mistakes and walking into ISIS traps.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called a series of attacks in Paris "awful" in two posts on social media Friday night. Multiple news agencies reported that anywhere up to 40 people were killed in three different shootings and two different explosions in the 10th and 11th districts of the French capital.
A record number of refugees applied for asylum in the Netherlands in September. A total of 8.4 thousand asylum seekers and people joining family members were registered, an increase of 21 percent compared to August.
The definition of "recruitment" was put to the question in the massive jihad trial on Tuesday. The suspects see recruitment as actively coaxing someone to join an organization, the Public Prosecutor sees it differently.
Suspected jihadist Mohammed G. from Maastricht was again arrested in his hometown on Friday for trying to join terrorist organization Islamic State in Syria or Iraq.
A suspicious package found at an asylum reception center on Friday turned out to be a false alarm. Graffiti with anti-refugee messages has shown up on other asylum facilities around the Netherlands.
“Countires that do not take back failed asylum seekers should be dealt with harshly” are the sentiments of Justice Secretary Dijkhoff when he spoke to European leaders in Luxemburg on Thursday regarding the maintenance of relations amung European nations, reported NOS. The Justice Secretary has called on economic sanctions against countries who withdraw their aid from the current refugee crisis.
Authorities in Bulgaria arrested three Dutch people suspected of plotting to join ISIS. The trio were caught trying to cross the border from the village of Kapitan Andreevo into Turkey, investigators allege.
Senate has pushed for an amendment to the bill regulating the recognition of foreign marriages to young girls in the Netherlands as a priority this past Tuesday. The new law not only regulates the prevention of child brides from abroad, it also aims to limit marriages between first cousins.