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On two wheels in Hanoi: “There are five million motorbikes in the Vietnamese capital 2030.” Photograph: Getty Images

Like taking off your shoes inside and bottles of sweet chilli sauce on the dinner table, it seems that dodging and weaving through scooters and motorb(...)

Fiona Hyde on top of Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang, Laos. You can add that to the list of places she’s been

For me, one of the most surprising things about travelling is how boring some of the conversations you wind up having can be. With locals and fellow b(...)

Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook. File photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

A Saudi mobile application that lets men track and restrict the movements of women in the kingdom has come under increased scrutiny this week with a U(...)

Hakeem Al-Araibi   alongside former Australia soccer captain Craig Foster  at Melbourne International Airport on Tuesday. Photograph: David Crosling/EPA

A refugee Bahraini footballer who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state’s request arrived in his adoptive home Australi(...)

Hakeem al-Araibi, a Bahraini refugee and Australian resident, being escorted to a courtroom in Bangkok on February 4th. He is on his way back to Australia. Photograph:  Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images

A refugee footballer has been freed by Thailand and left on a flight to Australia after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition t(...)

Student wear masks as they wait to be picked up from a public school in Bangkok on Wednesday. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

Choking air pollution has prompted schools to close in the Thai capital for the rest of the week as people celebrating next week’s Lunar New Year hol(...)

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrives at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto on January 12th, 2019.Photograph: Reuters

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the Saudi woman who captured the world’s attention by barricading herself in a Thai hotel room after fleeing abuse in her own(...)

Asylum seeker Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, smiles as she is introduced to the media at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Photograph:  Cole Burston/Getty Images

It was another proud moment for Canada: a Saudi teenager who had just been granted asylum walking through the arrivals gate at Toronto airport embrace(...)

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qanun posing for a photo at the UNHCR office in Bangkok before her departure for Canada. Photograph: Khaled Ibrahim/UNHCR/AFP/Getty Images

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home has left Thailand for Canada, which has(...)

Wat Arun in Bangkok, Thailand

“What are you doing here?” A Burmese woman levels this question at me, a bemused expression on her face, on the three-hour circle train that loops aro(...)

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