The police shot a 26-year-old man in the leg in Schiedam on Wednesday. He was standing on an apartment balcony, waving an ax. According to witnesses, he also shouted 'Allahu akbar", ANP reports.
Dutch swimming union KNZB is calling for obligatory swimming lessons for asylum seekers, following the drowning of a 16-year-old Syrian boy in a swimming pool in Venlo on Monday. The union doesn't necessarily want every asylum seekers to get a swimming diploma, but "every child must get compulsory experience with water and swimming", Alice Schols of the KNZB said to RTL Nieuws.
Syrian asylum seeker Muhssen Alwais rescued a man out the water near Stationplein in Amsterdam on Christmas day. "I am so grateful to this country, it was the least I could do", he said to officers after the rescue
Two Syrian men have been arrested in Eindhoven on suspicion of large-scale human trafficking to the Netherlands. The marechaussee, a policing force working as a branch of the military, believe that the suspects smuggled hundreds of refugees into the country from Greece, Austria and Hungary.
A 27-year old man from Esch has confessed the gruesome burning murder of a 46-year old Syrian man, RTL Nieuws reports. The man was arrested with the victim's wife two months ago but she had nothing the do with the murder, states her lawyer Serge Weening.
Protesters supporting Kurdish people in Syria stormed the Tweede Kamer, the Dutch Parliament’s House of Representatives, speaking out against the fall of Kobani in northern Syria. Demonstrators are calling for the Netherlands to take stronger actions against ISIS.