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Man with knives held near rally of Dutch far-right leader Wilders

Den Haag - Dutch police arrested a man carrying two knives and an axe close to an election rally by anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders, the politician and officials said Monday.

Dutch former anti-Islam MP says he's become a Muslim

Den Haag - A Dutch former far-right MP and right-hand man of anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders set tongues wagging in the Netherlands on Tuesday after revealing he has converted to Islam.

Dutch pulls several Pakistan embassy staff over threats: FM

Den Haag - The Netherlands said Monday it has pulled several embassy staff members from Pakistan over persistent threats, reportedly from Islamists angry over anti-Islam tweets by the far-right politician Geert Wilders.

'Threats' to Dutch envoy in Pakistan over Wilders tweets

Den Haag - The Netherlands said Tuesday that its ambassador to Pakistan has faced "threats", reportedly from Islamists angry over anti-Islam tweets by the far-right politician Geert Wilders.

Dutch populist Wilders cancels Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest

Den Haag - Controversial anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders late Thursday said he was cancelling plans to stage a Prophet Mohammad cartoon competition, a scheme that had angered many Muslims particularly in Pakistan.

Court throws out appeal judges in far-right Dutch MP's case

Den Haag - An Amsterdam court on Friday ordered that three judges hearing an appeal brought by far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders must step down, in a victory for the firebrand politician.

Far-right Dutch MP Wilders slams 'witch-hunt' trial

Schiphol - Firebrand Dutch politician Geert Wilders Thursday denounced what he called "a witch-hunt" and clashed with judges after he failed in a bid to postpone his appeal against his conviction for discrimination.

Dutch MP Wilders under fire after Russia visit

Den Haag - Relatives of victims of the MH17 air disaster demanded an apology Wednesday from far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders following a visit to the Russian parliament where he expressed "friendship" with Moscow.

In new gamble, far-right Dutch MP Wilders eyes local polls

Den Haag - Dutch voters are gearing up for new elections, with looming municipal polls seen as a gamble for far-right anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders and a test of the staying-power of populist politics.

Europe's far-right leaders hail 'historic' Austrian govt deal

Prague - Europe's far-right leaders including Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders on Saturday hailed as "historic" the government coalition deal struck by their Austrian Freedom Party (FPOe) peer with the conservatives.

Le Pen, Wilders to meet European far-right leaders amid protests

Prague - Europe's far-right leaders including Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders will gather for a controversial conference in Prague on Saturday held under tight security amid protests planned to counter groups spreading xenophobia.

Far-right Dutch party drops polls hopeful for praising revisionist

Den Haag - Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders Friday withdrew a leading candidate for his Freedom Party (PVV) in next year's local elections after he praised British historian David Irving, who was briefly jailed for denying the Holocaust.

Dutch anti-Islam MP lodges 'discrimination' case against PM

Den Haag - Dutch far-right MP Geert Wilders on Thursday sought to take legal action against Prime Minister Mark Rutte, accusing him of discrimination against the Dutch people."We are treated like second class citizens in our own country.

Appeal in far-right Dutch MP's discrimination case set for May

Den Haag - Firebrand anti-Islam Dutch political Geert Wilders will return to court in May to appeal against his 2016 conviction for discrimination, judges ruled Thursday.But they rejected the defence request for other witnesses to be called.

Le Pen, Wilders salute German hard right advance

Paris - Marine Le Pen, leader of France's National Front (FN), and Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders saluted the advance of Germany's hard right AfD after the nationalists on Sunday became the third-largest party in parliament.

Dutch reject Austrian request to prosecute MP Wilders

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors have rejected an Austrian request to prosecute MP Geert Wilders over alleged inflammatory remarks about Islam during a visit to Vienna two years ago, officials said Wednesday.

Dutch firebrand MP Wilders probed on remarks in Austria

Den Haag - Dutch investigators are probing firebrand MP Geert Wilders over alleged inflammatory remarks about Islam made in a speech in Austria two years ago, prosecutors said on Friday.

Wilders remains force to be reckoned with: analysts

Den Haag - Geert Wilders may have been beaten into second place in the Dutch elections but the far-right MP will enjoy a magnified role in parliament and remain a force to be reckoned with, analysts said.

The puzzle of forming a Dutch govt

Den Haag - The long and complex process of forming a new coalition government started Thursday after Dutch general elections in which Liberal party Prime Minister Mark Rutte beat his main rival, far-right MP Geert Wilders.

Dutch PM widens poll win over second-place far-right

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Thursday strengthened his election win over rival anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders, as with almost all votes counted his party was credited with 33 seats.
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