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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


Thailand: Thailand, Soon To Be Asia's Medical Marijuana Hub - Khurana and Khurana

The latest development in Thailand is that it will soon legalize "medical marijuana", thereby, it will become the first Asian country to legalize marijuana for medical use and research
Tags: Asia, News, Thailand, Khurana


Belarusian Escort Who Claimed Evidence of Russian Meddling Is Detained in Moscow

Anastasia Vashukevich, who said she had recordings that shed light on meddling in the 2016 American election, had been deported from Thailand.
Tags: News, Russia, Thailand, Moscow, Belarus, Deportation, Alexander, Anastasia, Kirillov, Moscow (Russia, Deripaska, Oleg V, Anastasia Vashukevich, Vashukevich


Escort Who Claimed Evidence of Russian Meddling Is Detained in Moscow

Anastasia Vashukevich, who said she had recordings that shed light on meddling in the 2016 American election, had been deported from Thailand.
Tags: News, Russia, Thailand, Moscow, Belarus, Deportation, Alexander, Anastasia, Kirillov, Moscow (Russia, Deripaska, Oleg V, Anastasia Vashukevich, Vashukevich


Model says she has election meddling intel

Belarusian model Anastasia Vashukevich claimed to have insider knowledge of Moscow's attempts to meddle in the US elections was deported from Thailand, an immigration official said. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
Tags: News, US, Cnn, Thailand, Stories, Moscow, Brian Todd, Anastasia Vashukevich


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


Model claiming Trump secrets deported from Thailand

A Belarusian model who claimed she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office was deported from Thailand on Thursday after being convicted of participating in a "sex training course". Anastasia Vashukevich, known by her pen-name Nastya Rybka, was held with several others in a police raid last February in the sleazy seaside resort of Pattaya. In a case that veered between salacious and bizarre, Vashukevich said she had travelled to Thailand after becoming embroiled in a pol...
Tags: News, Thailand, Donald Trump, Pattaya, Trump, Oleg Deripaska, Anastasia Vashukevich, Nastya Rybka, Vashukevich


How Thailand’s Generals Rule by Numbers and the Stars

The junta has tightened its control while trying to bask in the popularity, mystique and beliefs that surround the monarchy.
Tags: News, Thailand, Buddhism, Numbers, Astrology, Prayuth Chan-ocha, Superstitions, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Politics And Government, Coups D'Etat and Attempted Coups D'Etat, Bangkok (Thailand, Caves and Caverns, Royal Families, Vajiralongkorn (1952-, Crown Property Bureau (Thailand


Thailand: ASEAN Insights: Thailand — Onward To Industry 4.0 - Clyde & Co

Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand attract the majority of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) spent within The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Tags: News, Thailand, Asean, Clyde amp ; Co, Indonesia Malaysia Vietnam


Escort Who Said She Had Tapes of Russian Meddling to Be Deported From Thailand

Anastasia Vashukevich of Belarus said she had 16 hours of audio recordings that could shed light on Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election.
Tags: News, Thailand, United States, Belarus, Deportation, Trump, Alexander, Anastasia, Donald J, Kirillov, Rusal, Bangkok (Thailand, Indecency, Obscenity and Profanity, Deripaska, Oleg V


UAE, Thailand make Asian Cup last 16, heartbreak for India

AL AIN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Thailand’s decision to change coaches continued to prove to be a masterstroke but there was last-minute heartbreak for India at the Asian Cup on Monday. Thailand drew against host side United Arab Emirates 1-1 to qualify for the next round for the first time since reaching the semifinals […]
Tags: News, India, Sports, Ap, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Al Ain United Arab Emirates, UAE Thailand


Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner: A boxing legend, a presidential hopeful, Pacquiao's genius is not done yet

This Saturday at the MGM in Las Vegas, Pacquiao will enter the ring for the 70th time, he is 40, looks ancient in harsh light, has been a professional since he was just 17, when he was 40 pounds lighter than he will be at the weekend. Pacquiao is a living legend in the boxing business, having won his first world title in Thailand 20 years ago and then moving from the flyweight limit of 112 pounds – that’s eight stone – to the light-middleweight limit of 11 stone during the type of journey that w...
Tags: News, Thailand, Manny Pacquiao, MGM, Pacquiao, Adrien Broner, Las Vegas Pacquiao


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


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


Thailand: Thailand's SMART Visa Program - Frank Legal & Tax

Thailand has introduced a new program to attract highly skilled experts and investors. This program shall target several industries and enhance the scientific and technological sector. SMART Visa
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Saudi teen lands in Canada after fleeing family

A Saudi teen who fled to Thailand to escape her allegedly abusive family has arrived in Canada after being offered asylum there.
Tags: Asia, News, Thailand, Canada


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


Teen lands in Canada after fleeing family

A Saudi teen who fled to Thailand to escape her allegedly abusive family has arrived in Canada after being offered asylum there.
Tags: News, Thailand, Canada, Stories


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 al-Qunun lands in Toronto after long journey to safety

Saudi teen was granted asylum by Canada after flying to Thailand to escape her familyThe Saudi woman who barricaded herself in a Thai hotel room in a desperate attempt to flee abuse landed in Canada on Saturday, capping a tumultuous and uncertain journey towards safety.Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrived in Toronto, the country’s largest city, tweeting “OMG … I’m in Canada everyone” and posting a video of her plane touching down at Pearson International airport. Continue reading...
Tags: Human Rights, Saudi Arabia, Women, Americas, Toronto, World news, Thailand, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Feminism, United Nations, Refugees, Justin Trudeau, Pearson International, Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun


Saudi teen lands in Canada after fleeing family

A Saudi teen who fled to Thailand to escape her allegedly abusive family has arrived in Canada after being offered asylum there.
Tags: Cnn, Thailand, Canada


Australia defends handling of asylum request as Saudi teen heads to Canada

The Australian government has welcomed the news that a Saudi teen who fled to Thailand to escape her allegedly abusive family has been offered asylum by Canada -- and defended its own handling of the matter.
Tags: Australia, Cnn, Thailand, Canada


Saudi teen asylum seeker expected in Canada

The young Saudi woman who fled her family seeking asylum abroad is scheduled to land in Canada on Saturday after successfully harnessing the power of Twitter to stave off deportation from Thailand. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, was already en route to Toronto late Friday when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada would take her in. Trudeau's surprise announcement came after officials had heavily hinted that she was bound for Australia.
Tags: News, Toronto, Thailand, Canada, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun


Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada

Canada will grant asylum to an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand to escape her allegedly abusive family, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday.
Tags: Asia, News, Thailand, Canada, Justin Trudeau


Australia too slow in considering Saudi teen's asylum bid, rights group says

Human Rights Watch says government should have acted with more urgency to help Rahaf al-Qunun Human Rights Watch Australia has criticised the government’s handing of a Saudi teenager’s bid for asylum, after the 18-year-old was granted safe haven in Canada.Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun fled from Kuwait to Thailand, saying she had been abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Saudi Arabia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Thailand, Canada, Australian politics, Labor party, Australian Greens, Peter Dutton, Human Rights Watch, Kuwait, Rahaf, Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun, Qunun Human Rights Watch Australia


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


Canada Grants Asylum To Saudi Woman Who Fled Her Family

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun is reportedly en route from Thailand to Canada. The 18-year-old was granted refugee status by the U.N. after she alleged abuse by family members.(Image credit: Sakchai Lalit/AP)
Tags: News, Thailand, Canada, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun


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



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