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Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

BANGKOK (AP) " An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum, officials said.The fast-moving developments capped an eventful week for Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun. She...

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Thai police: Canada, Australia willing to accept Saudi woman

BANGKOK (AP) " Several countries including Canada and Australia are in talks with the U.N. refugee agency to accept a Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse from her family, Thai police said Friday.Thailand's immigration police chief, Surachate Hakparn, told reporters the U.N. was accelerating...

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