Dutch drop plans to attend Saudi conference

AMSTERDAM - The Dutch finance minister has scrapped plans to attend a conference in Saudi Arabia due to concerns over the disappearance of a dissident journalist, news agency ANP reported on Thursday.
Wopka Hoekstra will not attend next week's meetings in Riyadh after journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. 
The Dutch government declined to comment.