Guus Hiddink laments Arjen Robben loss against Latvia
Guus Hiddink laments Arjen Robben loss against Latvia

The Netherlands will be a much weaker force without an injured Arjen Robben when they play Latvia in a key UEFA 2016 qualifier next month, conceded coach Guus Hiddink.

Indonesian leader to free Papua political prisoners

 Indonesian President Joko Widodo was expected to announce the release of several political prisoners in the restive eastern province of Papua Saturday, seeking to repair a rights record left in tatters by the recent execution of foreigners.

Memphis Depay `forces` Louis van Gaal to change transfer tactics
Memphis Depay `forces` Louis van Gaal to change transfer tactics

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said on Friday he had been "forced" to sign PSV Eindhoven`s Memphis Depay now because otherwise he risked losing the Dutch starlet to Paris Saint-Germain.

Associate members to get a chance to play Test Cricket, says ICC
Associate members to get a chance to play Test Cricket, says ICC

In an attempt to fulfil the chance of the associate nations to play test cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the dates for the first round of fixtures for the four-day first-class ICC Intercontinental Cup 2015-17.

Associates can earn Test status: ICC
Associates can earn Test status: ICC

 The dream of associate nations to play Test cricket in all likelihood will turn into a reality as the emerging nations compete against each other in the ICC Inter-Continental Cup 2015-17 that is scheduled to start with encounter between Namibia and Hong Kong from May 10-13.

Dutch lawmaker Wilders on mission to stop `Islamisation`

Far-right Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, who addressed participants at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas before a shooting erupted outside the event, believes he is on a mission to stop the "Islamisation" of the West.

Dutch plan nationwide bid for 2019 European Games
Dutch plan nationwide bid for 2019 European Games

The Netherlands will launch a bid to host the second edition of the European Games in 2019, planning a financially low-risk nationwide concept for the continental competition.

President greets Netherlands on King's Day eve

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday greeted the Netherlands on the eve of King`s Day.

PSV Eindhoven end long wait for Dutch title
PSV Eindhoven end long wait for Dutch title

PSV Eindhoven beat Heerenveen 4-1 to win the Dutch championship on Saturday for the first time in seven seasons.

Prosecuting those responsible for MH17 crash key priority: Dutch minister

Prosecuting those responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers and crew -- 193 of them Dutch -- is a key priority for the Netherlands, the justice minister said Thursday.

Amsterdam unveils new plan to fight creeping congestion

Amsterdam unveiled Thursday a new traffic plan aimed at reducing the Dutch capital`s rising congestion crisis, caused in part by the explosion of two-wheeled transport in one of the world`s top cycling cities.

Morocco says breaks up Islamic State cell with Dutch ties

Morocco has broken up a militant cell it said was loyal to Islamic State and was planning to stage attacks at home and in the Netherlands, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.

Would-be extremist recruit from Jamaica detained in Suriname

A Jamaican teenager has been detained in Suriname on suspicion of being a would-be militant hoping to join Islamic extremists.

Dutch PM to visit India to boost bilateral ties

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will go to India on a two-day visit in June, accompanied by Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen and Minister for Economic Affairs Sharon Dijksma besides a trade delegation, it was announced here on Wednesday.

Dutch too dependent on Robben, says Melchiot
Dutch too dependent on Robben, says Melchiot

Netherlands are over-reliant on winger Arjen Robben and the 2014 World Cup semi-finalists are in danger of failing to make next year`s European Championship, according to former defender Mario Melchiot.

Hockey India offers financial help to Pakistan Hockey Federation
Hockey India offers financial help to Pakistan Hockey Federation

In a fine gesture, Hockey India (HI) on Saturday offered financial help to their Pakistan counterpart after the national hockey federation of the neighbouring country suspended a training camp because it could not pay its players and coaches daily allowances.

Guus Hiddink ignores criticism, sets forward course
Guus Hiddink ignores criticism, sets forward course

Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink sought to put to rest the debate of his continued tenure in charge of the team as he savoured a 2-0 win over Spain in a friendly international on Tuesday.

Netherlands too strong for lacklustre Spain
Netherlands too strong for lacklustre Spain

The Netherlands once again proved too good for an under-par Spain as goals from Stefan de Vrij and Davy Klaasen handed the hosts a 2-0 friendly win in Amsterdam on Tuesday.

Hurricane-strength winds batter northern Europe, hit travel

Hurricane-force winds lashed parts of northern Europe on Tuesday, including Germany and the Netherlands, causing flights to be cancelled, snarling some train services and hitting port traffic.

Painting in Dutch royal collection was Nazi loot: Official report

 The Dutch Royal Family owns a painting by a Dutch master that was looted by the Nazis during Germany`s occupation of the Netherlands in World War Two, according to a report published on Tuesday.