Dutch troops have fired on Tuareg rebels from the air in northern Mali. The airstrike was in response to rebels firing on peacekeepers with heavy weapons, the UN mission in Mali said in an official statement. The Dutch Ministry of Defense confirmed that two Apache helicopters were used.
Sudan has ordered Yvonne Helle, a Dutch national and the country director for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Ali Al-Za'tari from Jordan, UN resident coordinator at the UNDP, to leave the country, the US edition of Reuters reports.
The Netherlands is paying 100 million euros into the global Green Climate Fund. The money from this fund is to help poor countries tackle the impacts of climate change.
According to Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, the Debuty Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, the cease fire in eastern Ukraine is in acute danger.
Piet de Klerk was appointed special envoy to combat terrorism.
The Dutch soldiers in Mali are suffering more from the heat because the camp where they have been staying for months, is not finished yet.
The Netherlands will lodge an appeal against a Hague civil court ruling which holds the Netherlands partially responsible for the massacre of 320 Muslims by Bosnian Serb forces in Srebenica, after they were kicked out of a Dutch-controlled base. The ruling will hold the state is liable for damages suffered by the surviving families of the victims.
In Amsterdam, thousands of people took part in an international effort to raise awareness for climate change. Sunday saw more than 150 countries take part in the Peoples Climate March, calling on the political leaders to make more effort to take better care of the planet, the NOS reports.
NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen has tapped Dutch diplomat Marriët Schuurman to be the next Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security. Schuurman's responsibilities will include the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 which governs the role of women during and after armed conflicts.
Minister Frans Timmermans of Foreign Affairs will announce today that The Netherlands will be giving €500,000 for humanitarian aid to the population of East Ukraine, where the war between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government is ravaging the area, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
A Dutch Hercules transport aircraft from the Royal Air Force is flying to North Iraq today from Eindhoven, carrying relief goods to UN aid organization OCHA, which will send the goods out to those regions in the area that need it, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
The Ministry of Defense may take part in the strategic transport of goods for North Iraq, according to De Telegraaf. The paper writes that the Ministry is currently measuring the possibility of this, which may be restricted by the European connection via the European Air Transport Command.
In response to the question whether companies such as Malaysia Airlines, KLM, Air France and Lufthansa took unnecessary risks by flying in dangerous airspace, the Royal Dutch Airlines has responded that they could not have come to another decision. De Telegraaf reports.
The shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine may be a war crime. The High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations, Navi Pillay, said that this could be the ruling once the investigations into the tragedy have come to an end.
According to reports, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants to send a police force to the disaster area in Ukraine under the flag of the United Nations.
Dutch professor Richard Tol took his leave from the UN climate panel, as he does not agree with the negative conclusions in the latest UN climate report. The consequences of climate change are over-estimated in his opinion.
The cabinet will announce next week how much compensation will be offered to the surviving families of three Bosniaks (muslim men) who were sent away from their base Dutchbat in the Bosnian Srebrenica by Dutch militaries in 1995, the ministry of Defense announces.
The UN refugee camp Al Zaatari in the north of Jordan is going to receive aid from the municipality of Amsterdam, the Association of Dutch Municipalities and the cabinet, to help solve problems such as waste management and water access.
In a letter to Parliament Wednesday evening, Minister Frans Timmermans of Foreign Affairs, wrote he wants to focus on targeted sanctions directed toward parties responsible for violence, including the opposition, in the matter of the Ukraine.
African harbors will receive Dutch container scanners in a bid to fight the illegal trade of ivory.
The round-up of some of this year’s most noteworthy events and news stories.
The independent human rights experts who looked into Zwarte Piet on Tuesday called on the Dutch Government to take the lead in the ongoing debate about whether it’s time the tradition undergo a change.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: the commotion around Zwarte Piet, Greenpeace still trying to free their crew, Netherlands and Russia trying resolve their recent issues with one another, and of course the American NSA
The United Nations investigate Zwarte Piet. A committee under the responsibility of the High Commissioner for Human Rights considers whether the helper of Sinterklaas is a racist stereotype. What could be the consequences of such an investigation?