Bosnia War general died after taking cyanide in court

Praljak drank the poison just seconds after hearing he had lost his appeal against a 20-year-prison sentence.


Bosnia War commander drinks poison in court, dies

Death of wartime Bosnian Croat forces commander Slobodan Praljak follows dramatic scenes at UN tribunal in The Hague.

United Nations

Bosnian Croat war criminal 'drinks poison' in court

War crimes tribunal in The Hague suspends case against Bosnian Croat after he appeared to drink poison in court.

War criminal Slobodan Praljak 'drinks poison' in court


Amnesty: Shell involved in Nigeria abuses in 1990s

Anglo-Dutch oil giant was involved in a brutal campaign by Nigerian police to silence Ogoniland protesters, report says.

Human Rights

Dutch Muslim officer 'may wear headscarf with uniform'

Dutch Human Rights Commission rules that Sarah Izat should be allowed to wear a headscarf with her uniform.

Dutch police officer 'may wear headscarf with uniform'

Reporter's Notebook

Meat the future: Scientist creates beef in laboratory

Lab process to potentially produce 10,000kg of meat from just one muscle cell, without harming cows.


The Glass Wall: Isolated by Cancer

A Dutch teenager records video diaries when she is locked behind a hospital's glass wall for a bone marrow transplant.


Dutch scientists close to 'breakthrough' method of growing crops

Scientists in the Netherlands say they are close to a breakthrough which will allow crops to be grown in deserts. Many say this could completely alter life on the African continent and even end hunger.


Netherlands sets model of flood prevention

Cities are looking for ways to strengthen their defences against prospective flooding, and they are turning to the Netherlands for answers.


International Commission on Missing Persons opens hi-tech centre

The world has a new hi-tech headquarters to find missing persons.


Netherlands baseball scores high in global arena

The Netherlands have been crowned European champions 22 times and are just two finishes behind the traditional powers at the World Baseball Classic.


'No way back': Performing euthanasia in the Netherlands

When somebody wants to die in the Netherlands, Bert Keizer is often the man they call.

'No way back': Performing euthanasia in the Netherlands

World Cup

Dutch football team may miss World Cup for first time in 16 years

The Netherlands need a near miracle later if they are to qualify for Russia 2018. Despite finishing third at the last World Cup, the Oranje need to beat Sweden by seven goals to reach the play-offs.


Popular mayor of Amsterdam dies of lung cancer

Mayor Eberhard van der Laan, who ran the Dutch capital with both a firm hand and a compassionate touch, has died at 62.

Amsterdam's Eberhard van der Laan dies of lung cancer


Dutch defence minister quits over Mali training deaths

Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert's defence ministry criticised for shortcomings in care for Dutch peacekeepers in Mali.

Dutch defence minister quits over Mali training deaths