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January 12, 2019 3:27 PM Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen refugee arrives in Canada

A Saudi teenager who fled her family alleging abuse and got stranded at a Bangkok airport has arrived in Canada after being granted asylum there. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, had been trying to reach Australia via Bangkok but was initially told to return to Kuwait, where her family were waiting. She refused to fly back and barricaded herself into her airport 121

January 10, 2019 6:19 AM How India, UAE, Thailand and Bahrain can qualify for round of 16

After four matches of the group stages in Group A of the AFC Asian Cup, all four teams are in with a chance of making the round of 16. Thailand gave themselves a lifeline with a 1-0 win against Bahrain, while hosts UAE's 2-0 win meant India were denied an opportunity to put themselves into the second round. UAE now lead the group, but aren't yet through 90

January 8, 2019 5:21 AM Saudi Arabia denies requesting extradition of woman in Thailand: embassy

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Thailand has denied reports that Riyadh had requested the extradition of a young Saudi women seeking asylum in Thailand, the embassy said on Twitter. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, who fled from her family and barricaded herself inside a Bangkok airport hotel to prevent Thai authorities expelling her, was allowed 84

January 6, 2019 7:05 PM Saudi woman runaway held in Thailand while fleeing family

BANGKOK – A Saudi woman is using social media to draw attention to her plight to flee her family, claiming that authorities in Thailand have confiscated her passport and are holding her at an airport hotel room in Bangkok. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, began posting on Twitter late Saturday after Thai authorities stopped her in transit from Kuwait. She claims 104

January 5, 2019 7:06 AM Rain, storm cross southern Thailand without major damage

Thai people push a motorcycle through floodwater from Tropical Storm Pabuk, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Pak Phanang, in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand. Rain, winds and surging seawater are striking southern Thailand as a strengthening tropical storm nears coastal villages and popular tourist resorts. (AP Photo/Thanis Sudto) 85

January 4, 2019 4:29 AM Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike southern Thailand

Thai people sleep at an evacuation center in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Thailand, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Thai weather authorities are warning that a tropical storm will bring heavy rain and high seas to southern Thailand and its famed beach resorts. (AP Photo/Sumeth Panpetch) NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand – Rain, winds and surging seawater are striking 87

January 3, 2019 6:42 AM US Soldier killed wife before fleeing to Thailand, police say

Peter Van Bawi Lian, a 21-year-old soldier, who flew from Colorado to Indiana and allegedly killed his wife, then fled to Thailand, is now wanted for military desertion, authorities say. (Indianapolis Police Department via AP) INDIANAPOLIS – Authorities say a 21-year-old soldier who flew from Colorado to Indiana and allegedly killed his wife, then fled to Thailand 79

January 1, 2019 6:09 AM Thai king to be crowned in coronation ceremonies May 4-6: palace

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s king is to be officially crowned in coronation ceremonies held May 4-6, the royal palace said in a statement on Tuesday. King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 66, has been serving as monarch since shortly after his father died in 2016 after a 70-year reign. “His Majesty deems it fit to hold the coronation ceremony per royal traditions 89

December 25, 2018 8:45 AM Thailand approves medical marijuana in New Year's 'gift'

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand approved marijuana for medical use and research on Tuesday, the first legalization of the drug in a region with some of the world’s strictest drug laws. The junta-appointed parliament in Thailand, a country which until the 1930s had a tradition of using marijuana to relieve pain and fatigue, voted to amend the Narcotic Act of 1979 in an extra 115

December 24, 2018 2:44 PM Elephants help scout vast sugarcane plantations in search for missing 2-year-old boy

In this Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, photo released by Suphan Buri City, four mahouts and their elephants start a search operation for a two-year-old Myanmar boy who went missing, in Suphan Buri, Thailand. (Suphan Buri City via AP) Authorities enlisted the help of four elephants in their search for a 2-year-old boy from Burma who has been missing in Thailand 135