terrorism

Mosque
Sep 30 '16 13:50

On Friday the Public Prosecutor demanded prison sentences against five men suspected at throwing Molotov cocktails at a mosque in Enschede in February, setting it on fire

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Sep 27 '16 07:29

The Rotterdam police arrested a Moroccan man suspected of having links with French terrorism suspect Anis B., the police announced on Monday. "The 26-year-old man was arrested last week and is in custody. He is a co-defendant in a case involving arms dealers from the region Rotterdam", a spokesperson said

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Sep 20 '16 14:30

Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs "strongly" condemns a bombing attack on an aid convoy in the Syrian province of Aleppo. According to him, the bombing "resembles a war crime", he said from New York on Tuesday, where he is attending the UN General Assembly

Sep 20 '16 13:50

While the Netherlands is facing many challenges at this time, the financial crisis is behind us and the country is doing better, King Willem-Alexander said in his fourth Budget Day speech from the throne in the Ridderzaal on Tuesday. "Unrest and unease are hallmarks of our time. We must seize the opportunities that the future offers us", the King said, according to the Volkskrant's live blog on Budget Day 2016.

Sep 20 '16 09:14

Many Dutch are concerned about the perceived growing gaps between different parts of society in the Netherlands, according to a survey Ipsos did for broadcaster NOS. The vast majority of Dutch are concerned about growing differences between Muslims and non-Muslims in the Netherlands.

Sep 20 '16 08:29

The municipality of The Hague advises visitors not to bring any large bags or backpacks when coming to watch Budget Day. "Those who bring a backpack may take longer to pass checks", the municipality writes on its website. "It would be a shame if through multiple checks you miss the passage of the Glass Coach."

Sep 19 '16 07:50

An explosion rocked New York city on Saturday night. 29 people were injured, but no one was killed. Dutch man Ger van der Hoeve (53) witnessed the bombing from nearby. "I'm still shaking. It really isn't something fun to experience", he said to Dutch newspaper AD.

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Sep 12 '16 09:38

Fugitive terrorism suspect Abid Tabaouni visited Amsterdam in March, according to a photo he posted on his Facebook page. The photo shows him posing before the IJ with the Eye film museum and the A'DAM Tower in the background

Efteling
Sep 9 '16 15:05

Amusement park Efteling was never a specific target for a terrorist attack, the Public Prosecutor said on Thursday in response to reports by a local newspaper that the park was mentioned in discussions of terrorist attacks.

Efteling
Sep 8 '16 13:15

Theme park Efteling released a statement saying that they "are always alert to abnormal or aberrant" issues around the park. This statement follows reports that the theme park was named as the possible target of a terrorist attack in June. At this stage there is no reason for concern, according to the park.

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Sep 8 '16 09:48

Two suspects that were previously arrested and released in the case surrounding French terrorism suspect Anis B., were arrested again. The suspects are both Antillean men, one from Rotterdam and the other from Vlaardingen. According the Public Prosecutor, another suspect in the case made an incriminating statement that led to their arrest

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Sep 8 '16 07:35

Amusement park Efteling may be the target of an attack by terrorist organization Islamic State or those who sympathize with the group. In June the police arrested a woman in June, who sympathizes with ISIS. She and others discussed plans to attack the amusement park, BN De Stem reports based on their own research and insight into the police file regarding the woman.

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Sep 6 '16 15:40

Suspected Dutch jihadist Martijn N. managed to board a plane in Dusseldorf and fly to Turkey earlier this year because the message for the Dutch Public Prosecutor to issue an arrest warrant arrived late, Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice wrote in a letter to parliament. He is investigating what went wrong

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Sep 6 '16 10:40

Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs added 9 new names to the Netherlands' national terrorism watch list, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday. The list now contains the names of 61 Dutch individuals and 3 organizations.

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Sep 6 '16 08:23

Terrorist organization Islamic State planned to hit more targets during the terrorist attacks in Paris in November last year. The other targets included more places in France and other countries, including the Netherlands, American news agency CNN reports.

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Aug 25 '16 07:23

The police arrested a 22-year-old man in Eindhoven on suspicion of preparing for a terrorist crime, the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday.

Aug 19 '16 09:09

Terrorists and other criminals increasingly use encryption, making it harder and harder for intelligence services to break into their communications, according to Dutch experts in a report to the UN Security Council, BNR reports.

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Aug 18 '16 12:23

The extra security measures in place in and around Schiphol airport will be reduced in part during the course of Thursday night, the Haarlemmermeer triangle of municipality, police and judiciary decided after consultation with the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security

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Aug 17 '16 08:37

Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice wants clarification from the United States over reports that the FBI knew about plans for an attack at an exhibition of Mohammed cartoons in Garland, Texas last year, he wrote in a letter to parliament

Aug 15 '16 08:25

Opposition parties D66, CDA, SP and PVV are calling for a solid security plan at Schiphol Airport. According to them, the government's current "patchwork" plan against terrorist attacks is unacceptable

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Aug 12 '16 14:10

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs adjusted its travel advice for visiting Thailand following a series of 11 bombings on Thursday and Friday that left at least four people dead and 35 injured, including tourists.

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Aug 12 '16 11:40

As far as is known to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, four Dutch people were injured in a series of bombings in Thailand on Thursday night and Friday morning, the ministry said in a statement.

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Aug 12 '16 08:25

Thailand was rocked by a series of explosions on Thursday night and Friday morning. At least four people were killed and many more were injured, including at least one Dutch tourist.

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Aug 9 '16 10:03

A record number of foreign tourists is expected to visit the Netherlands this year, according to figures from the Dutch board of tourism and conventions NBTC

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