Saudi Teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun Vows to Fight for Other Women

Saudi teen refugee Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she is "one of the lucky ones" and hopes to help fight for women's freedoms from her new home in Canada.

Saudi Teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun Vows to Fight for Other Women

  TORONTO – A Saudi teen who caused an international sensation by defying her family and seeking asylum after arriving in Thailand, has vowed to fight for women’s freedoms in her first public address since she was taken in by Canada. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun captured the world’s attention with a trail of tweets from her […]

Saudi Asylum Seek Teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun Heads for Toronto, Canada

"Canada has been unequivocal that we'll stand up for human rights and women's rights around the world," Trudeau said. "When the United Nations made a request of us that we grant al-Qunun's asylum, we accepted."

Saudi Asylum Seek Teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun Heads for Toronto, Canada

  BANGKOK – Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that Canada was taking in an 18-year-old Saudi asylum seeker who fled her family and harnessed the power of Twitter to stave off deportation from Thailand. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was already en route to Toronto late Friday night (Thailand time) when the prime minister […]

UNHCR Refers Saudi Teen Rahaf Mohammed to Australia for Refugee Resettlement

"The UNHCR has referred Ms Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun to Australia for consideration for refugee resettlement," Australia's Department of Home Affairs confirmed in a statement.

UNHCR Refers Saudi Teen Rahaf Mohammed to Australia for Refugee Resettlement

  BANGKOK – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Bangkok has said an 18-year-old Saudi teen, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, who fled her family is a legitimate refugee and has asked Australia to resettle her, Canberra said Wednesday, as the Twitter-led campaign to grant her asylum edged towards resolution. Rahaf Mohammed […]

18 Year-old Saudi Teen Placed “Under the Care” of the United Nations, Obstacles Saudi Women Runaways Face

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she will be killed if she is repatriated to Saudi Arabia by Thai immigration officials.

18 Year-old Saudi Teen Placed “Under the Care” of the United Nations, Obstacles Saudi Women Runaways Face

BANGKOK – The 18 year-old Saudi teen who made her desperate plea for asylum after landing at Bangkok airport has been placed “under the care” of the United Nations refugee agency, a Thai official said late Monday. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun told AFP she ran away from her family while travelling in Kuwait because they subjected […]