Rob Bertholee, head of  Dutch security service AIVD: the agency said there had been an increase in Russian intelligence operations. Photograph: Bart Maat/AFP/Getty Images

A Russian physicist working on the development of supercomputers at a university in the Netherlands had his contract terminated less than a year ago w(...)

Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who is facing prosecution for allegedly inciting hatred. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

The mayor of Rotterdam – the only immigrant Muslim mayor of a major European city – has challenged right-wing politician Geert Wilders to spell out ho(...)

A man takes a photograph with his smartphone of a painting depicting US president Barack Obama and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta at the Pre-Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi on Thursday, on the eve of Obama’s visit to Kenya. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images 1:34

When Air Force One touches down in Nairobi today and US president Barack Obama springs down the steps to meet his counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta, he will(...)

Relatives and friends of victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 gather in front of a wall of stuffed toys, flowers, drawings, and personal messages in  Nieuwegein, the Netherlands. Photograph: Phil Nijhuis/EPA

It’s at just this time of summer, from mid-July to mid-August, that the Netherlands virtually empties out on holidays – which is why, on this day last(...)

ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda: has written to the Kenyan ambassador to the Netherlands stating that she is “immune” from summons by the Kenyan judges. Photograph: Cellou Binani/AFP/Getty Images

The prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has refused to appear before the Kenyan High Court, despite being summonsed in a case aimed(...)

People walk with balloons and white roses during a silent march for the late Mitch Henriquez in the Zuiderpark in The Hague  on July 4th: his death in police custody triggered riots in the city. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images

At the end of a week of rioting in The Hague, the Dutch justice minister has asked experts investigating the death in police custody of a 42-year-o(...)

The internet is now officially regarded as an economic engine of primary importance in China. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

If there was ever a doubt about the Internet of Things and its capacity to spark a “fourth industrial revolution”, just watch how China has embraced i(...)

Riot police patrol in the Schilderswijk district of The Hague during the third night of riots following the death of a tourist in police custody. Photograph: Marco de Swart/AFP/Getty Images

Dutch police used water cannon and horses to break up a third night of riots in The Hague, fighting street battles into the early hours of this mor(...)

 A Bosnian Muslim woman, a survivor of the Srebrenica massacre, reads the names of Muslims killed in the former UN safe zone of Srebrenica as she visits a memorial in Potocari in 2008. At least 8,000 Muslim men and boys were  massacred by Bosnian Serbs in 1995.     Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

The US, Britain and France agreed among themselves to end air strikes in Bosnia in 1995, but did not tell the Dutch government or its peacekeepers (...)

Palestinian Authority foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki leaves the International Criminal Court  in The Hague, having submitted files on alleged Israeli war crimes in Gaza, continuing Israeli settlement expansion and alleged maltreatment of Palestinian prisones. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/ AFP/Getty Images

The Palestinian Authority has handed a file alleging Israeli war crimes to the International Criminal Court (ICC) – just days before an ICC team is d(...)