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Hakeem al-Araibi: Bahrain says refugee footballer's life is not in danger

Exclusive: Government defends efforts to have dissident extradited from Thailand, where he was arrested despite being a refugeeHakeem al-Araibi’s life is not under threat and he could appeal his conviction if he returned to Bahrain, the Bahraini government has said in its first significant response to the international outrage at its efforts to reclaim the dissident refugee.Al-Araibi, who is a permanent resident of Australia, has been detained in Bangkok for almost two months while Thai authorit...
Tags: Australia, World news, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Bahrain, Bangkok, Hakeem Al Araibi, Al Araibi, Araibi


Belarus model who claimed Trump info deported from Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — A Belarusian model who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president was deported from Thailand on Thursday, police said.
Tags: News, Ap, Thailand, Belarus, Donald Trump, Bangkok, Trump


Belarus model in Thai sex case being deported: police

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai officials say they are deporting a Belarusian model who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president. The woman along with several others pleaded guilty this week in a case related to holding a sex training seminar in Thailand. Thailand’s immigration police chief […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Belarus, Donald Trump, Bangkok, Thailand Thailand, Nation & World


'Food porn star' Indian chef gives fine dining a twist

Gaggan Anand, the executive chef at Bangkok's Michelin-starred restaurant Gaggan, has brought Indian cuisine to new heights.
Tags: News, Michelin, Bangkok, Gaggan, Gaggan Anand


Thailand to make it rain as pollution chokes Bangkok

Thailand is set to deploy rainmaking planes to seed clouds in an effort to tackle the pall of pollution that has shrouded the capital in recent weeks. "The Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation... expects the rainmaking to be done tomorrow (Tuesday) but it depends on wind and humidity levels," Pralong Dumrongthai, director-general of Thailand's Pollution Control Department, told reporters. As Thais woke up Monday morning to another day of murky air blanketing its bustling co...
Tags: News, Thailand, Greenpeace, Bangkok, Pollution Control Department, Pralong Dumrongthai


Bangkok Residents Told to Stay Inside as Pollution Reaches Dangerous Levels

The air quality index, or AQI, climbed to 182 in Bangkok at 10:14am -- higher than the levels in Asia’s famously polluted metropolises of New Delhi, Beijing and Jakarta -- before falling back to 138 by 3 p.m., according to website AirVisual, which monitors air pollution around the world. People living in areas with high pollution levels in Bangkok should avoid “unnecessary” outdoor activities or wear masks, Prayuth told reporters in Chiang Mai province Monday.
Tags: Asia, News, Bangkok, Jakarta, Chiang Mai, Prayuth, New Delhi Beijing


Bangkok’s First Biennale: Politics, Temples and Sex

The city’s inaugural event has pushed the boundaries of censorship and what constitutes art — and how and where to display it.
Tags: Art, News, Bangkok, Travel and Vacations, Bangkok (Thailand


Polluted Air Blankets Bangkok Prompting Thai Authorities to Urge People Indoors

The air quality index in Bangkok climbed to 182 — worse than in New Delhi, Beijing and Jakarta
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Thailand, Bangkok, Overnight, Onetime, Air Blankets Bangkok Prompting Thai Authorities, New Delhi Beijing


Young Woman Who Fled Saudi Arabia Arrives In Canada As Refugee

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun gained international attention when she locked herself in a Bangkok hotel room and tweeted that her family would kill her if she were deported to Saudi Arabia.(Image credit: Cole Burston/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Bangkok, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun


'I did it': Saudi teen fleeing alleged family abuse arrives in Canada as an asylum refugee

The 18-year-old barricaded herself in an airport hotel in Bangkok and took to Twitter when Thai authorities threatened to deport her.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Twitter, Usa, News, Canada, Usa Today, Bangkok


Saudi teen who fled family welcomed as 'brave new Canadian' in Toronto

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun grabbed international attention this week after she barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room to resist being sent home to her family, which denies any abuse. Qunun refused to meet her father and brother, who arrived in Bangkok to try take her back to Saudi Arabia. Qunun arrived at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Saturday morning, smiling and wearing a hoodie emblazoned with the word Canada in red, and a blue UNHCR cap.
Tags: News, Toronto, Canada, UNHCR, Bangkok, Pearson International Airport, Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun, Qunun, Saudi Arabia Qunun


Saudi Woman Fleeing Alleged Family Abuse Arrives In Canada

TORONTO (AP) — An 18-year-old Saudi runaway who said she was abused and feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which had offered her asylum in a case that attracted global attention after she mounted a social media campaign. “This is Rahaf Alqunun, a very brave new Canadian,” Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said arm-in-arm with the Saudi woman in Toronto’s airport. Alqunun smiled broadly as she exited an airport arrival door sporting a Canada zipper hoodie and a U.N....
Tags: Asia, News, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Toronto, World news, Ap, Thailand, Canada, Associated Press, Canberra, UNHCR, Bangkok, Human Rights Watch, Kuwait, Justin Trudeau


Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun: Saudi teenager 'very, very happy' after arriving in Canada

A "very, very happy" Saudi teenager who caused a sensation by defying her family and seeking asylum abroad was welcomed with open arms in Toronto on Saturday at the end of a dramatic but exhausting international odyssey. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland greeted Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun after she landed in Toronto, wearing a skirt, a gray hoodie emblazoned in red with the word "CANADA" and a blue cap with the logo of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Smiling broadly, the...
Tags: News, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Toronto, Thailand, Canada, United Nations, Un, Quebec, UNHCR, Bangkok, Kuwait, Ottawa, Justin Trudeau, Ontario, Reuters


Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun: Saudi teenager fleeing family arrives in Canada after being granted asylum

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family this week saying she feared for her life arrived in Toronto on Saturday after Canada granted her asylum. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun grabbed international attention this week after she barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room to resist being sent home to her family, which denies any abuse. Qunun refused to meet her father and brother, who arrived in Bangkok to try take her back to Saudi Arabia. Qunun arrived at Toronto's Pearson Internatio...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Toronto, Canada, United Nations, Seoul, Bangkok, Korean Air, Kuwait, Reuters, Suvarnabhumi, Pearson International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Chrystia Freeland, Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun, Rahaf Mohammed


Saudi teen who fled family leaves Thailand for asylum in Canada

Trudeau said United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) had asked Canada to take in Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who grabbed international attention this week after she barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room to resist being sent home to her family, which denies any abuse. "Canada is a country that understands how important it is to stand up for human rights, to stand up for women's rights around the world, and I can confirm that we have accepted the U.N.'s request," he told r...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Canada, Bangkok, Ottawa, Riyadh, Trudeau, Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun


Thailand Has A Mixed Record When It Comes To Asylum Seekers and Refugees

The case of a Saudi woman who took refuge in a Bangkok hotel room as she sought asylum in a third country has highlighted Thailand's checkered history of dealing with similar cases.
Tags: News, Thailand, Bangkok


Saudi woman fleeing family flies to Canada after gaining asylum

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, fled to Thailand last week accusing her family of abuseA Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family would kill her has been granted asylum in Canada and is on her way to the country, Thai officials have said.Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, boarded a Korean Air flight from Bangkok to Seoul on Friday night, they added. She is due to board a connecting flight to Canada from Incheon airport in Seoul. Continue reading...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, World news, Australia news, Thailand, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Refugees, Seoul, Bangkok, Korean Air, Justin Trudeau, Incheon, Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun


The Latest: Canada grants asylum to Saudi woman

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse by her family (all times local):
Tags: News, Ap, Canada, Bangkok


Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun: Justin Trudeau announces Canada will grant asylum to Saudi teen

Justin Trudeau has confirmed that Canada will grant asylum to a Saudi Arabian teenager fleeing alleged family abuse. Thailand's immigration police chief earlier said that Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun had left Bangkok on a flight to South Korea, with a final destination of Toronto. "That is something that we are pleased to do because Canada is a country that understands how important it is to stand up for human rights and to stand up for woman's rights around the world," Mr Trudeau said.
Tags: South Korea, News, Toronto, Thailand, Canada, Bangkok, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun


Saudi Woman Who Fled Family Granted Asylum in Canada

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, had rallied support from a Bangkok hotel room to avoid being deported, saying she feared that her relatives might kill her.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Asylum, Canada, Bangkok, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Right of, Bangkok (Thailand, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, Rahaf Mohammed, Alqunun


Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

BANGKOK (AP) — 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.
Tags: News, Ap, Thailand, Canada, Bangkok


Thailand: Saudi Asylum Seeker Fleeing Alleged Family Abuse Will Fly To Canada

BANGKOK (AP) — A Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse by her family is leaving Bangkok on Friday and will fly to Canada, Thailand’s immigration police chief said. Police Chief Surachate Hakparn said the 18-year-old woman, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, would leave late Friday evening. He gave no other details. He earlier said several countries including Canada and Australia were in talks with the U.N. refugee agency on accepting Alqunun. A spokesman for Canada’s foreign minister said he could not...
Tags: News, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Ap, Thailand, Canada, Bahrain, Bangkok, Interpol, Payne, Marise Payne, Canada Thailand, Summer Concepcion, Saudi Canada, Hakeem Al Araibi, Al Araibi


Saudi woman fleeing family leaves Thailand for Canada

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, fled to Thailand last week accusing her family of abuseA Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family would kill her has been granted asylum in Canada and was on her way there, Thai officials have said.Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, boarded a Korean Air flight from Bangkok to Seoul on Friday night, the officials said. She is due to board a connecting flight to Canada from Seoul’s Incheon airport. Continue reading...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Americas, World news, Australia news, Thailand, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Refugees, Seoul, Bangkok, Korean Air, Incheon, Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun


Canadian prime minister confirms Saudi teen Rahaf al-Qunun to be granted asylum

A Saudi woman who fled to Thailand fearing her family would kill her has been granted asylum by Canada, Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, confirmed on Friday. On Friday night Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, was said to be en route to Canada, where she would be granted asylum.    "Canada has been unequivocal that we'll stand up for human rights and women's rights around the world," Mr Trudeau said. "When the United Nations made a request of us that we grant Miss al-Qunun's asy...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Toronto, Thailand, Canada, United Nations, Un, Seoul, Bangkok, Justin Trudeau, Reuters, Trudeau, Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun, Surachate, Qunun, Al Qunun


Thai police: Saudi asylum seeker is flying to Canada

BANGKOK (AP) — A Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse by her family is leaving Bangkok on Friday and will fly to Canada, Thailand's immigration police chief said.
Tags: News, Ap, Canada, Bangkok, Canada Thailand


Saudi Woman Who Fled Family Flying to Canada

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, had rallied support from a Bangkok hotel room to avoid being deported, saying she feared that her relatives might kill her.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Asylum, Canada, Bangkok, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Right of, Bangkok (Thailand, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, Rahaf Mohammed, Alqunun


Teen who fled to Thailand to escape family to head to Canada, Thai official says

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand to escape her allegedly abusive family has boarded a Korean Airlines plane in Bangkok and is waiting for takeoff, a Thai official said.
Tags: News, Thailand, Stories, Bangkok, Korean Airlines, Canada Thai


Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen to leave Bangkok for Canada, Thai official says

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand to escape her allegedly abusive family has boarded a Korean Airlines plane in Bangkok and is waiting for takeoff, a Thai official said.
Tags: Cnn, Thailand, Canada, Bangkok, Korean Airlines


Thai Police Say Canada and Australia Are Open to Accepting a Saudi Woman Seeking Asylum

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, fled to Bangkok seeking asylum in Australia
Tags: News, Australia, Uncategorized, Thailand, Canada, Bangkok, Overnight, Onetime, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun


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 said Friday that U.N. was accelerating the case, though he gave no indication of when the process […]
Tags: News, Australia, Ap, Thailand, Canada, Nation, Bangkok, U N, Canada Australia, Nation & World, U N refugee



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