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Aug 5 '16 07:37

Laura H., the 20-year-old mother arrested on Schiphol on Monday after claiming to escape from ISIS with her two kids, will remain in custody for another two weeks, the court in Rotterdam decided on Thursday.

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Aug 4 '16 16:20

There will be a "substantially" bigger police presence during the EuroPride Canal Parade through the Amsterdam canals on Saturday. Though a spokesperson for Mayor Eberhard van der Laan emphasizes that there is no specific threat against the event itself

Aug 3 '16 08:00

Extra security measures currently in effect around Schiphol airport is causing delays for the buses NS deployed to make up for the lack of trains to the airport due to rail works

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Aug 2 '16 08:37

Extra security measures at Schiphol Airport will remain in place for a while longer. That means that so will the long lines and long waiting times. Currently passengers show understanding for the extra security, but that will not be the case for very long, security expert Marco Zannoni said to RTL Nieuws.

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Aug 2 '16 07:32

Laura H., a 20-year-old Dutch woman who claims to have escaped from terrorist group ISIS, is back in the Netherlands. She landed on Schiphol on Monday night and was immediately arrested, the Public Prosecutor announced.

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Aug 1 '16 08:35

Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs is calling on the international community to increase pressure on Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. This is the only way that a genocide, like what happened in Rwanda and Srebrenica, can be avoided in the Syrian city of Aleppo, he wrote in an opinion piece published in British newspaper The Independent.

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Jul 27 '16 16:20

The organizers of the Summer Carnival in Rotterdam ask attendees to leave their backpacks at home if they want to attend the annual parade on Saturday, festival director Guus Dutrieux writes on the event's website.

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Jul 27 '16 12:20

Americans and Japanese tourists are avoiding Amsterdam due to the threat of terrorism in Europe, according to NBTC, Amsterdam Marketing and various hotels in the Dutch capital

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Jul 27 '16 09:08

Over the past months information officers from 30 European intelligence services came together in the Netherlands on a weekly basis to share information about terrorists, the Volkskrant reports based on conversations with people around the Dutch cabinet.

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Jul 26 '16 08:50

The Netherlands can soon expect an official request from Turkey to help tackle supporters of the Gulen-movement, according to Turkish ambassador to the Netherlands Sadik Arslan in an interview with Dutch broadcaster NOS. He compares this to the fight against terrorist organization ISIS. "The supporters must also be addressed."

Jul 25 '16 09:57

On Friday the court in The Hague sentenced four Dutch men to six years in prison for traveling to Syria to join a terrorist organization. All four were not present to hear their sentencing as they are currently in Syria or Iraq. One is believed to be dead

Jul 25 '16 09:21

PVV leader Geert Wilders renewed his call to "de-Islamize" the West following two attacks in Germany over the weekend. On Friday nine people were killed and ten seriously injured when a psychologically disturbed high school student opened fire in a shopping center in Munich. On Sunday night 12 people were injured in a suicide bombing by a Syrian asylum seeker in Ansbach.

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Jul 25 '16 07:34

A massive 41 percent of Dutch believe there is a good chance of a large terrorist attack in the Netherlands over the next 12 months, according to Maurice de Hond's most recent poll.

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Jul 22 '16 08:05

EuroPride may start in Amsterdam on Saturday and continue as planned, the court ruled in a lawsuit brought by local residents worried about disturbances and inconvenience. The court rejected all of the residents' objections

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Jul 19 '16 14:45

Dutch woman Laura H. instructed Kurdish Peshmerga fighters to leave her injured husband behind when they helped her and her two children flee from terrorist organization ISIS last week, Kurdish general Bahram Arif Yassin told newspaper Trouw.

Jul 19 '16 08:36

On Monday night the Belgian police received an official notification from within the Netherlands about a possible attack during a fireworks show for the Vierdaagse marches in Nijmegen, the Belgian coordinator for counterterrorism OCAD confirmed

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Jul 15 '16 16:30

Following the attack in Nice, France on Thursday, the Dutch police are reassessing security around events in the Netherlands to see whether additional measures are necessary, National Police Chief Erik Akerboom said to broadcaster NOS.

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Jul 15 '16 16:00

The council for Moroccan mosques in the Netherlands RMMN released a statement condemning the terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night. The council calls on its members and all mosques to dedicate a prayer to the victims and their families during Friday prayers

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Jul 15 '16 08:48

Dutch King Willem-Alexander expressed his condolences to the people of France following a terrorist attack in Nice on Thursday. "Our heart goes out to the victims of the attack in Nice", he said. So far there have been no reports of Dutch victims.

Jul 15 '16 08:37

The identities of the at least 80 people killed and hundreds injured in a terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night, are still unclear. At least three Dutch were present at the attack and survived it relatively unharmed. Everyone is in a state of shock after the attack, they told various Dutch media.

Jul 15 '16 07:50

At least 80 people were killed when a truck drove into a crowd of people on a boulevard in the French city of Nice on Thursday night. The attack is being considered an act of terrorism. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is horrified by the attack. Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders described it as a "cruel crime against humanity" in a comment on Twitter.

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Jul 14 '16 07:43

Laura H.'s father is "hugely relieved" that his daughter and grandchildren managed to escape from terrorist organization Islamic State and is excited for their return to the Netherlands

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Jul 13 '16 07:44

A Dutch woman lived in areas controlled by terrorist group Islamic State for almost a year before managing to escape on Tuesday and get help from Kurdish fighters in Mosul, Iraq, reports Kurdish television station Kurdistan24.

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Jul 11 '16 13:29

The terrorism threat level in the Netherlands remains unchanged, according to the National Coordinator for Terrorism and Security Dick Schoof in his periodic Terrorist Threat Assessment Netherlands. There is still a "real" chance of a terrorist attack in the Netherlands, but no concrete evidence that an attack is planned

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