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A fighter for the Syrian Democratic Forces  in Raqqa, Syria in 2017. The SDF have been holding the French jihadists but are no longer able to do so. Photograph: Reuters/Erik De Castro

Opposition politicians in France have responded with alarm to government confirmation that 130 French jihadists are to be repatriated from Syria. The(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

Ms Al Adheem (43), with an address at Riverside, Poddle Park, Kimmage, Dublin 12, is charged with murdering Omar Omran on July 10th, 2017 at the same address. She pleaded not guilty when arraigned before a jury on Monday.

A murder trial jury has heard that a doctor admits stabbing her three-year-old autistic son in their south Dublin home and had told gardaí that “a pow(...)

A participant jumps for a picture during the final session of the COP24 summit on climate change in Katowice, Poland. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images

1. The Paris Agreement lives: Imperfect, incomplete but moving forward with the world’s countries, bar one – the United States – on board. It has been(...)

Vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum:  the UAE is among the countries engaged in a economic and diplomatic boycott of Doha since mid-2017. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/AFP/Getty

A Gulf Arab summit called for regional unity as Bahrain and Qatar traded barbs over the Qatari emir’s decision not to attend the gathering in Saudi Ar(...)

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