Iran

US orders 'non-emergency government employees' to leave Iraq

Directive comes as tensions between the US and neighbouring Iran ratchet up as US military forces head to the Gulf.

Sport

Tottenham reach Champions League final after stunning comeback

Lucas Moura scores a hat-trick against Ajax, including the winner deep into injury time, to set up Liverpool showdown.

Tottenham reach Champions League final after stunning comeback

Football

Ajax beat Tottenham 1-0 in first leg of UCL semifinal

Donny van de Beek gave the youthful Dutch side the win, edging Ajax towards a first European Cup final in 23 years.

Ajax beat Tottenham 1-0 in first leg of UCL semifinal

Netherlands

Forum voor Democratie: Why has the Dutch far right surged?

Forum for Democracy, which blamed the Utrecht attack on immigration, has become the biggest Dutch party in the senate.

Forum voor Democratie: Why has the Dutch far right surged?

Netherlands

Dutch populist wins provincial elections after Utrecht attack

Dutch PM Rutte loses Senate majority after the Forum for Democracy party makes gains in regional polls.

Dutch populist wins provincial elections after Utrecht attack

Netherlands

'No direct links' between Utrecht suspect and victims: Police

Dutch authorities still trying to determine the motive behind the shooting on a tram in which three people were killed.

'No direct links' between Utrecht suspect and victims: Police

Netherlands

Suspect in custody in Dutch shooting that killed three

Police say they have captured the shooting suspect after an hours-long manhunt but motive remains unclear.

Netherlands

Netherlands summons ambassador to Iran amid diplomatic spat

Dutch foreign minister announces latest tit-for-tat move, citing Tehran's expulsion of two Dutch diplomats last month.

Netherlands summons ambassador to Iran amid diplomatic spat

ISIS/ISIL

Shamima Begum's husband: 'We should live in Holland'

Former ISIL fighter and prisoner Yago Riedijk tells BBC his wife Shamima should live with him in the Netherlands.

Shamima Begum's Dutch ISIL husband: 'We should live in Holland'

ISIS/ISIL

'ISIL bride' Shamima Begum says she might seek Dutch citizenship

19-year-old calls decision to revoke her UK citizenship 'kind of heart-breaking,' adding she will explore other options.

Netherlands

'By avoiding the word Palestine, identity still denied'

Netherlands recognises Gaza, occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem as birthplaces, but not the ‘state of Palestine’.

Dutch Palestinians remain disappointed after birthplace ruling

Netherlands

Netherlands to recognise Gaza Strip and West Bank as birthplaces

Netherlands will allow those born after May 15, 1948 to use occupied Palestinian territories as official place of birth.

Netherlands to recognise Gaza Strip and West Bank as birthplaces

Europe

Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders' ex-ally converts to Islam

Joram van Klaveren says he made the decision halfway through writing an anti-Islam book, but critics call it a stunt.

Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders' ex-ally converts to Islam

Bulgaria

Dutch boxing hero who fought Ali still riding punches in Bulgaria

Former Dutch Olympian Rudi Lubbers has regained attention after a documentary portrayed his dire living condition.

Dutch boxing hero who fought Ali still riding punches in Bulgaria

Europe

European nations recognise Guaido as Venezuela's acting president

Major European powers recognise Venezuela's opposition leader as interim president as Russia slams 'interference'.