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 Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qanun (18) being escorted by a Thai immigration officer and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees officials at Suvarnabhumi international airport in Bangkok. Photograph:  Handout/Thai Immigration Bureau/AFP

The United Nations has asked Australia to consider refugee resettlement for an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her fami(...)

Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is greeted by Thai immigration authorities at a hotel inside Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: Reuters

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the Saudi Arabian woman who fled her family and is now under UN protection in Thailand, has been sustained through the “terri(...)

Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qanun (18) being escorted by a Thai immigration officer and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees  officials at the Suvarnabhumi international airport in Bangkok. Photograph:  Thai Immigration Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

An 18-year-old Saudi woman seeking passage to asylum in Australia after fleeing her family in Saudi Arabia and renouncing Islam will be temporarily ad(...)

Some 371 Irish people were arrested abroad in 2018, up from 316 arrests in the whole of the previous year. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of Irish people arrested abroad last year rose by almost a fifth from 2017, according to final end-of-year figures released by the Departme(...)

MAD food symposium in Copenhagen. Photograph: Instagram/MAD/Jason Idris

Sometimes it feels like food culture is a mass distraction project. All bluster and noise, a Wizard of Oz pulling frantically on his levers and sendin(...)

Eamonn Dunne: ‘My wife Jeziel is a Filipina who I met on one of my first trips, and we have twin boys Cian and Zach who will turn two in September.’

The Irish in Asia are generally very highly educated, and very well-connected to Ireland, according to a new survey of almost 800 people by the Depart(...)

An honour guard hold up a picture of Samarn Kunan (38), a former member of Thailand’s elite navy Seal unit. Photograph: Panumas Sanguanwong/Reuters

Wearing a grey polo shirt and blue, tinted glasses, Samarn Kunan (38) took a video before boarding a flight on July 1st to join Thai and international(...)

Rescuers at a possible opening to the Tham Luang Nang Non cave,  in Chiang Rai province, Thailand. Photograph: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images

The effort to find 12 boys and their soccer coach, who have been missing in a cave in Thailand for a week, has picked up pace, as more experts from ac(...)

 Thai workers prepare a rubber hose to be used with a pump to reduce the water level inside a cave where football players and their coach are missing  in Chiang Rai province. Photograph: EPA

Thai authorities said on Thursday that they believed members of a youth soccer team trapped in a flooded cave complex may have reached a large, dry c(...)

World’s best restaurant, Osteria Francescana. Photograph: Osteria Francescana

Italian chef Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana has been named the best restaurant in the world, at the annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. (...)

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