terrorism

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Feb 24 '16 09:47

For the third year in the row, Amsterdam made it to 11th place on the Mercer Quality of Living Rankings. Amsterdam is the only Dutch city to make it onto the rankings. Vienna has the highest quality of life in the world, Baghdad has the worst.

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Feb 13 '16 08:00

The United States is leading an investigation into bomb threats made against schools across the world in January, including three schools in Amsterdam. Though American authorities are in charge of the case, they are working in unison with the Netherlands, Dutch police said on broadcaster AT5.

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Feb 10 '16 11:23

Recent attacks in Turkey have been a blow to the countries tourism. Bookings to travel to Turkey is currently 40 percent lower than a year ago, tour operator TUI announced along with its quarterly figures.

Feb 8 '16 08:07

Dutch F-16's bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq may have lead to civilian casualties. Two bombings in which civilians may have died are being investigated, the government wrote in a letter sent to parliament on Saturday

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Feb 1 '16 09:14

Birds of prey in the Netherlands will be trained to hunt down and take out enemy unmanned flying devices, police announced on Sunday. The authorities released video of a successful demonstration from Friday, saying a final decision on continuing the program will be made over the next few months.

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Jan 29 '16 08:09

A suicide bombing in Yemen on Thursday in which at least seven people were killed, was carried by Dutch jihadist Abu Hanifa al-Hulandi, according to Belgian jihad investigator Pieter van Ostayen

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Jan 29 '16 07:46

The reports of a terrorist threat that had Amsterdam on high alert on Thursday involved bombs at three schools in the city. All three schools were searched extensively, but no explosives were found

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Jan 28 '16 14:19

Several reports of a terrorist threat in Amsterdam had investigative services in the city on high alert Thursday morning, Mayor Eberhard van der Laan told the General Affairs committee at City Hall. The nature of the threat was not disclosed, but the response to the threat was "scaled down" later in the day, a city council spokesman confirmed to the NL Times.

Jan 26 '16 14:23

On Tuesday the PvdA agreed to extend the Dutch participation in the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State to also include bombings in Syria. This means that a large majority in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, is now behind air strikes against ISIS in Syria

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Jan 26 '16 07:31

For the first time in Dutch history, police officers are allowed to patrol shopping malls, railway stations and other public places with machine guns. "Partly in response to the terrorist attacks with automatic firearms in France, the police decided to accelerate the training of marksmen and expand the deployment criteria of the monitoring units", a police spokesperson said

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Jan 25 '16 08:34

Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs will be visiting the United Nations in New York on Monday and Tuesday. During his visit he will give a speech about Syria and the fight against ISIS. He will also speak about the Netherlands' ambition to become a temporary member of the UN Security council from 2017 to 2018, the elections for membership are in June.

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Jan 22 '16 14:10

A Somali man with a Dutch passport is the mastermind behind the terrorist attack at a popular beach in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Thursday. The man, Ismail Muse Ahmed Guled was arrested at the Mogadishu airport, according to freelance war reporter Harald Doornbos, Omroep Brabant reports. At least 19 people were killed in about 7 hours of attacks.

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Jan 22 '16 08:50

The PvdA is gradually leaning towards supporting the Netherlands extending its fight against Islamic State to also include bombing the terrorist organization in Syria. The Dutch F-16's are currently only bombarding ISIS in Iraq.

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Jan 22 '16 08:26

Airline Transavia no longer allows its crew members to sleep over in Egypt because they feel its too dangerous. The airline therefore added an extra stopover in Athens, Greece to replace the crew, increasing the travel time between the Netherlands and Egypt with several hours

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Jan 21 '16 09:31

The Dutch jihadists who are still fighting for ISIS in Syria and Iraq form a "greater risk" for the Netherlands when they return than the current group of returnees, a Ministry of Security and Justice official said on Wednesday

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Jan 19 '16 08:20

Jitse Akse was arrested by a SWAT team in Arnhem on Wednesday. They dragged him out of his hiding place with a bag over his head and guns pointed at him

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Jan 18 '16 10:11

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.

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Jan 15 '16 10:15

Johan Kieft, the Dutch United Nations official who was seriously injured in the terrorist attacks in Jakarta on Thursday, is no longer in life threatening danger. He will be transferred to a hospital in Singapore once his condition allows it, his family announced

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Jan 14 '16 12:13

At least 19 people were injured in the terrorists attacks in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday. According to a corresponded for Australian ABC, two of the injured are Dutch, one of them an UN official who was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition. Seven people were killed, five of them were terrorists.

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Jan 14 '16 08:14

Update, 11:15 a.m., 14 January 2016: A previous report indicated the Dutch UN official was killed in the attack. He was critically injured and taken to an area hospital. Seven people were killed, five terrorists and two civilians, one of which a foreigner. 19 people were injured.

A Dutch United Nations official was critically injured in one of a number of terrorists attacks in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday, NOS reports. At least six people were killed in the series of bombings and gunfire, according to local news agency Jakarta Globe.

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Jan 13 '16 08:42

There are at least 70 Dutch children living in the caliphate declared by terrorist organization Islamic State. Life in the caliphate is "traumatic" and difficult, and those who have second thoughts about living in ISIS territory find it almost impossible to escape, according to a report by intelligence service AIVD

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Jan 12 '16 08:19

More than 50 nations pledged better cooperation when it comes to investigating suspected terrorists at the anti-terrorism conference in The Hague on Monday

Jan 11 '16 15:30

The aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13th was hard on Air France-KLM. The attacks cost the airline group an estimated 70 million euros in lost turnover, the group announced on Monday

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Jan 11 '16 15:04

Belgian jihad expert Montasser AIDe'emeh was arrested in his home in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek in Brussels on Monday. The Belgian police suspects that he gave a false written statement for a jihad suspect at the request of the suspect's imam brother, the Volkskrant reports.. AIDe'emeh is affiliated with the Radboud University in Nijmegen as an "outside researcher".

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