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German woman charged over years in IS-controlled Syria

BERLIN (AP) – German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a German woman arrested after allegedly spending several years in a part of Syria controlled by the Islamic State group. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that 32-year-old [...]

Saudi Woman Who Fled Home Embraces All Things Canadian. (O.K., Maybe Not Winter.)

Things grew even harder, she said, when her father left the city and put her under the guardianship of her older brother. She described her life as one of strict rules and abuse at the hands of her family. After she cut her hair in a [...]

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse expected in Canada

TORONTO (AP) – 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 [...]

Saudi Woman Who Fled Family Granted Asylum in Canada

BANGKOK — Canada granted asylum on Friday to an 18-year-old Saudi runaway who feared death from her family if she were deported home from Thailand, and Thai officials said she had left “smiling and healthy” for a new life. The [...]

Thai police: Canada, Australia willing to accept Saudi woman

BANGKOK (AP) – Police in Thailand say several countries including Canada and Australia are in talks with the U.N. refugee agency to accept a Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse from her family. Thailand’s immigration police chief [...]

Australia praises Thai action on Saudi woman seeking asylum

BANGKOK (AP) – Australia’s foreign minister praised Thailand on Thursday for its handling of a young Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum in Australia, but also reminded it of continuing concern about a Bahraini soccer player [...]

What’s Next for Fleeing Saudi Woman?

BANGKOK — Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, the 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family and avoided deportation from Thailand by barricading herself in an airport hotel room and posting about her plight on social media, spent her first [...]

Thai, Saudi officials meet over case of young Saudi woman

BANGKOK (AP) – 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 [...]

Saudi woman seeking asylum barricades herself in Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) – A Saudi woman who says she is fleeing abuse by her family and wants asylum in Australia barricaded herself in an airport hotel in the Thai capital on Monday and was sending out desperate pleas for help over social media. Rahaf [...]

Fleeing Saudi Woman, Facing Deportation Home, Is Staying in Thailand for Now

BANGKOK — A young Saudi woman who fled her family and was facing deportation from Thailand won a brief reprieve Monday after she posted a short video from her barricaded hotel room asking for asylum. Thai immigration officials, who [...]