• Netherlands, Belgium in low-key friendly draw

    The Netherlands and Belgium played out a 1-1 friendly draw Wednesday where Premier League stars Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard struggled and the Dutch suffered injury setbacks ahead of a key World Cup qualifier.

  • Video referee makes first impact as yellow turns to red

    Willem II Tilburg midfielder Anouar Kali becomes the first player in the Netherlands to get his marching orders from the 'video assistant referee' (VAR).

  • French journo jailed in Hague

    French journalist and a former official at the UN war crimes tribunal at The Hague, Florence Hartmann, is arrested over a 2009 conviction for contempt for disclosing confidential documents.

  • Johan Cruyff dies of cancer aged 68

    Netherlands footballing great Johan Cruyff has died of cancer aged 68, his official website has announced.

  • Did Taskin get justice from ICC?

    The suspension of Bangladesh ace pacer Taskin Ahmed for “illegal bowling action” has sparked widespread criticism from experts and fans of Bangladesh cricket both at home and abroad.

  • Tamim keeps Tigers alive

    Bangladesh launched their ICC World T20 campaign on the right track but not before a few goose-bumps against the spirited Netherlands, who almost ran down the Tigers' competitive 153 before falling eight runs short in their opening ICC World T20 qualifier at Dharamsala yesterday.

  • Hero of the day

    Tamim Iqbal contributes significantly to Bangladesh’s win over Netherlands today in the qualifying match of ICC WT20 with his unbeaten 83 runs from 58 balls.

  • Tigers’ test of professionalism today

    Barely three days after the overwhelming defeat in the Asia Cup final, Bangladesh find themselves in vastly different conditions for the qualifying match of the ICC T20 World Cup against Netherlands at HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala on March 9, Wednesday.

  • A different ‘Amar Ekushey’ in Netherlands

    Hundreds of children, men and women from as many as 10 countries join in a solemn pledge at Zuiderpark in The Hague, Netherlands saying they will do what they all can to save their mother tongues, cultures and unity in diversity.

  • Hiddink appointed Chelsea manager

    Former Netherlands boss Guus Hiddink is appointed interim Chelsea manager until the end of the season following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

  • Five things that are wrong with Norway

    Is life in the world's nicest country all it's made out to be? Most of those surveyed, mainly Norwegians, said yes. But, for balance, here are some aspects of Norwegian life that don't tick everyone's boxes.

  • 9 women envoys urge prevention of gender-based violence

    Nine women ambassadors based in Bangladesh including Bhutan, Brazil, Denmark, France, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Sri Lanka and the US emphasise the urgent need to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in the country, in their own countries, and across the globe.

  • Guns, God and grievances: Belgium's Islamist "airbase"

    "A breeding ground for violence" the mayor of Molenbeek called her town, speaking of unemployment and overcrowding among Arab immigrant families, of youthful despair finding refuge in radical Islam.

  • Dutch Queen Máxima in Dhaka

    In her capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), Dutch Queen Máxima has arrived at Dhaka on a three-day visit.

  • IS presence claim ploy to taint country's image: PM

    PM Hasina says a vested quarter is cooking a plot behind the scene to taint Bangladesh’s image to create a situation like in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iraq and Syria by saying that there is the presence of Islamic State (IS) in the country.

  • Romania nightclub fire: Death toll rises to 41

    Nine more people have died of their injuries following last week's fire at a Romanian nightclub, bringing the number of deaths to 41, officials say.

  • PM to brief media on Netherlands’ tour tomorrow

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hold a press briefing tomorrow about the outcome of her three-day tour to the Netherlands.

  • Amsterdam rolls out red carpet for PM

    A red carpet is rolled out as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrives in Amsterdam amid a rousing reception on a three-day official visit to the Netherlands at the invitation of her Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte.

  • PM leaves for Amsterdam

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for Amsterdam on a three-day official visit to the Netherlands at the invitation of her Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte.

  • Plot was there to create a situation in Bangladesh: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says there was a plot to tarnish Bangladesh’s image through creating a situation in the country with the "foreigner" killings.

  • Dutch dismay at missing Euro 2016

    The Netherlands' miserable European Championship qualifying campaign came to an end with a 3-2 defeat to the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

  • ADB extends loan for Bangladesh water project

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) extends fresh loan to Bangladesh to expand a water project in south-west area.

  • 2 Bangladeshi judges appointed for dealing with int’l disputes

    Former chief justice Md Tafazzul Islam and former judge of the High Court justice Md Awlad Ali are appointed member of Permanent Court of Arbitration at Hague of Netherlands for resolving international disputes.

  • Dutch lose again, Bale carries Wales

    Iceland beat 10-man Netherlands 1-0 on Thursday while Gareth Bale’s header against Cyprus almost guarantees Wales a spot in the next year’s Euro.

  • Fraser-Pryce retains 100m title

    Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce narrowly beats Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands to retain her 100m world title in Beijing.

  • SC stays HC order on taking back imported wheat

    The Supreme Court stays the High Court verdict that directed the government to take back the wheat imported from Brazil from a department or organisation if they want to return the grain.

  • Asia tops biggest global school rankings

    The biggest ever global school rankings is published, with Asian countries in the top five places and African countries at the bottom.

  • Diplomat to be sent home for shoplifting

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is set to dismiss the job of its young diplomat charged with shoplifting during overseas training in Hague, Netherlands.

  • Netherland Horsemeat trial begins

    A Dutch meat trader is facing trial for allegedly selling 300 tonnes of horsemeat as beef, which is one of Europe's largest food scandals.

  • 'Kidnapped' Dutch kids brought to IS

    Chechen woman living in Netherlands takes her two young children against their father's will to join Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria

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