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TORONTO | The Latest: Canada says UN found Saudi woman faced danger

TORONTO — Jan 12, 2019—The Latest on Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse by her family (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees found that a Saudi woman fleeing alleged family abuse was in a dangerous situation and that Canada was glad to … Continue reading TORONTO | The Latest: Canada says UN found Saudi woman faced danger

TORONTO | The Latest: Saudi woman fleeing family arrives in Canada

TORONTO —Jan 12, 2019—The Latest on Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse by her family (all times local): 10:30 a.m. An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home has arrived in Canada, which has granted her asylum. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says that Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun is now in … Continue reading TORONTO | The Latest: Saudi woman fleeing family arrives in Canada

TORONTO | Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse expected in Canada

TORONTO— January 11, 2019— An 18-year-old Saudi runaway who said she was abused and feared death if deported back home was expected to arrive Saturday in Canada, which has granted her asylum. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would accept Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun as a refugee, capping a dramatic week that saw her flee her … Continue reading TORONTO | Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse expected in Canada

BANGKOK | The Latest: Canada grants asylum to Saudi woman

BANGKOK— Jan 11, 2019—The Latest on Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse by her family (all times local): 1:10 a.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will grant asylum to a Saudi woman fleeing alleged family abuse. Trudeau said Friday Canada accepted the United Nations request. Earlier Friday, Thailand’s immigration police chief said … Continue reading BANGKOK | The Latest: Canada grants asylum to Saudi woman

BANGKOK | Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

BANGKOK —January 11, 2019—An 18-year-old Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse by her family left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum, officials said. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun is flying to Toronto via Seoul, South Korea, said Thai immigration Police Chief Surachate Hakparn. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that his country had … Continue reading BANGKOK | Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

SYDNEY  | Australians hold topless protest in support of Saudi runaway

SYDNEY  —January 09, 2019—  Four Australian women have held a topless protest in Sydney to support a runaway Saudi woman as Australia considers her bid to settle in the country as a refugee. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun was on Wednesday deemed a refugee by the U.N. after being detained in Bangkok en route to Australia. The 18-year-old … Continue reading SYDNEY  | Australians hold topless protest in support of Saudi runaway

BANGKOK | The Latest: Father denies abusing fleeing Saudi daughter

BANGKOK— Jan 09, 2019—The Latest on the Saudi woman in Thailand seeking asylum abroad (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Thailand’s Immigration Police chief says the father of the young Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum abroad denies physically abusing her or trying to force her into an arranged marriage, two of the … Continue reading BANGKOK | The Latest: Father denies abusing fleeing Saudi daughter

BANGKOK | Saudi asylum-seeker refuses to meet father, Thai police say

BANGKOK—January 08, 2019— Thai police say a Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum abroad has refused to meet with her father in Thailand. Thailand’s immigration police chief says Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun‘s father and brother arrived together in Bangkok on Tuesday but Alqunun has refused to meet them. Alqunun arrived in Bangkok from Kuwait … Continue reading BANGKOK | Saudi asylum-seeker refuses to meet father, Thai police say

BANGKOK | Thai, Saudi officials meet over case of young Saudi woman

BANGKOK —Jan 08, 2019—Thailand’s immigration police chief met Tuesday with officials of the Saudi Embassy in Bangkok, and said the officials told him they are satisfied with how the case of the young Saudi woman who claims to be fleeing her abusive family has been handled. Maj. Gen. Surachate Hakparn explained the Saudi reaction to … Continue reading BANGKOK | Thai, Saudi officials meet over case of young Saudi woman