Belgian jihad expert Montasser Alde'emeh cancelled his talk in Amsterdam for the Brainwash Festival on Saturday because he feared that ISIS terrorists would assassinate him, he said to newspaper AD.
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.
The Noord-Nederland police received multiple calls from people who believe they've seen three former members of German leftist terrorist group RAF in and around Heereveen
More than 50 nations pledged better cooperation when it comes to investigating suspected terrorists at the anti-terrorism conference in The Hague on Monday
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.
PVV leader Geert Wilders has submitted a request to Kamer President Anouchka van Miltenburg to have the prophet Mohammed cartoons from Garland, Texas displayed in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament.
Sjaak Rijke is finally back home in Woerden, RTV Utrecht reports based on reliable sources in Woerden.
The terrorist threat level remains substantial and the probability of a terrorist attack in the Netherlands remains real. There are, however, currently no concrete indications of planned attacks in the country.
Dutchman Sjaak Rijke, who has been a captive of terrorist group Al-Qaida since November 2011, has been freed by commandos and other special forces of the French army in Mali this morning, the French Ministry of Defense announced this morning.
The VVD wants to consult with other countries to change existing international treaties so that terrorists' can lose their Dutch citizenships, even if this would mean that the terrorist will then not be a citizen of any country ("stateless"), NRC reports.
In The Hague, a couple has been arrested after authorities discovered explosives in their home. According to the Ministry of Justice, these explosives were destined for plans to attack a European Commission building in Belgium, the AD writes on the basis of sources. The fear is now that they may have trained other potential terrorists to construct bombs.
Schiphol airport is testing new technology that would be able to spot suspicious behavior more easily, and then tip off the Royal Military Police. The Police hopes that this new camera technology will help them track down criminals and prevent attacks, nrc.next reports.
An army spokesperson has announced that at least ten Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in Shaktarsk in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, south-west of the MH17 crash site. The army spokesperson in Kiev says that another four have died, but it is unclear whether these are soldiers or rebels, the ANP reports.
American authorities arrested three women in relation to their hand in collecting money for Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab, active in East Africa. According to the US Ministry of Justice, one of these women lives in The Netherlands.
Mayors of eight Dutch and three Belgian cities are going to come together on Tuesday evening for a summit about jihad fighters after the report that threats of a rising number of returned fighters on European soil warned of possible attacks in the future, the AD reports.
The spokesperson for the Dutch Syria fighters currently in the war-ravaged Aleppo, Abu Mohammed, has published a statement warning that the Dutch government should not hold back its nationals, but allow them to exchange their Dutch nationality for an unobstructed exit to Syria, De Telegraaf reports.
Returned fighters in the ongoing Syrian crisis have become the focus of a criminal investigation by the Public Prosecution Authority (OM). "Several dozen" Jihadis, recruiters and others are being investigated, according to Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice.
Minister Frans Timmermans of Foreign Affairs said that The Netherlands is doing everything it can to protect citizens from the growing threat of Dutch Jihadis. In the television program WNL Op Zondag, the Minister said that the Cabinet is making the prevention of local attacks a "top priority."
The faction president of the Party for Unity in The Hague has uttered support for the extremist grouping ISIS on his Facebook page. This pro-ISIS stance from Abdoe Khoulani is causing some discomfort in Parliament, and seems to add to the growing debate about current ISIS demonstrations reportedly being planned in The Netherlands.
Netherlands intelligence service AIVD has given Turkey a list of around 100 names of potential terrorists planning to travel to Syria from The Netherlands, De Volkskrant reports. According to the paper, Turkish authorities have said that these people will be arrested and deported if found.
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The Kenyan Minister of Internal Affairs, Ole Lenku, contradicts that it's certain one of the terrorists, responsible for the attack in the Nairobi shopping mall, is Dutch.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and their daughter Chelsea extend condolences to the family and friends of the Dutch woman who was slain in the attack in Kenya. In the attack on the Westgate shopping center in Nairobi her Australian husband also lost his life.