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Dutch Parliament Votes to Ban Face Veils In Some Public Places

By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM, Nov 29 – The Dutch parliament voted on Tuesday to ban face veils in some public places, a law the government said was essential for security but which opponents said pandered to anti-Muslim sentiment. The law, passed by the lower house but still requiring the senate’s approval, bans veils and other

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Dutch Police Arrest Erdogan Backer for Threats After Failed Turkish Coup

AMSTERDAM, Sept 5 – Dutch police on Monday detained a 42-year-old Dutchman of Turkish descent for alleged death threats and hate speech after the failed Turkish coup in July, which has ratcheted up tension among Turks in the Netherlands. Turkey’s government has accused U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and his supporters of orchestrating the July 15

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Dutch Find 10 Syrian War Crime Suspects Among Thousands of Migrants

AMSTERDAM, Feb 29 – Dutch authorities identified about 30 war crimes suspects, a third of them Syrians, among the 59,000 people who applied for asylum last year, the immigration minister said on Monday. Klaas Dijkhoff released the data in a letter amid an increasingly heated debate over immigration, stoked by an increase in arrivals from

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Dutch to Push Intelligence Sharing After Missed Signals in Paris

THE HAGUE, Jan 11  – The Netherlands will push for greater sharing of intelligence data, including lists of suspected foreign fighters, at a gathering of global counter-terrorism officials on Monday. The Dutch, who hold the rotating European Union presidency, circulated a draft outlining the objective to roughly 250 delegates of the Global Counter Terrorism Forum

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