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Associated Press/Photo by Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun/Human Rights Watch

Thailand says it will safeguard Saudi woman

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/07/19, 11:58 am

Thailand on Monday allowed an 18-year-old Saudi woman fleeing her family to enter the country. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun told Human Rights Watch she fled her home due to abuse by her family, including beatings and confinement to her room for months. She told the BBC that she feared her family would kill her if she returned to them because she renounced Islam. Alqunun hoped to reach Australia and apply for asylum there, but Thai authorities in Bangkok confiscated her passport on a stopover, she wrote on Twitter on Saturday.

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Associated Press/Photo by Ugur Can/DHA

ISIS attacks in Syria

International | Terror group gains ground, undermining President Donald Trump’s declaration of victory
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/21/18, 04:00 pm

SYRIA: Undermining President Donald Trump’s claim of having “defeated” Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and his announcement to withdraw U.S.

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Associated Press/Photo by Dar Yasin

Refugees fear what Myanmar will do if they go home

International | Rights advocates say conditions in the country remain unsafe
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/20/18, 04:12 pm

The failed return of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar has led to international groups calling for improved conditions in the refugees’ home country.

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