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Saudi woman seeking asylum in Thailand ‘now in a secure place’ says UNHCR

New York: The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Monday that 18-year-old Saudi national Rahaf Mohammed Al-qunun, who had been stranded at Bangkok airport after fleeing her family in Kuwait ...

Saudi teenager Rahaf al-Qunun ends Thai airport hotel standoff

Bangkok: A Saudi teenaged woman who had barricaded herself in a Thailand airport hotel room after she claimed she fled her abusive family, left the Bangkok airport 'under the care of& ...

Human Rights Watch urges Thailand authorities to halt deportation of Saudi woman

Bangkok: Thailand authorities should immediately halt the planned deportation of a Saudi woman who says she is fleeing domestic abuse and fears for her safety if forcibly returned to Saud ...

UN rights expert urges full investigation into death of migrant girl, held in US

New York: A United Nations rights expert has called for a thorough investigation into the death of a Guatemalan migrant child, while she was in the custody of United States immigration au ...

Wait for gender equality gets longer as women’s share of workforce, politics drops: WEF

Geneva, Switzerland: Stagnation in the proportion of women in the workplace and women’s declining representation in politics, coupled with greater inequality in access to health and ...

Afghanistan: 15 people investigated over alleged sexual abuse of female football players

Kabul:  The Afghanistan Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has said 15 people are being investigated for alleged sexual abuse of female athletes belonging to women’s footbal ...

Women ‘vital’ to peace efforts and ensuring long-lasting stability in Afghanistan

New York: As gender-equality advocates discuss how a lasting peace can be secured in Afghanistan, the top UN official in the country has underscored the importance of women’s partic ...

UN calls for women's meaningful participation in Afghan peace

Kabul: Women’s full, equal and meaningful participation in peace processes was the focus of this year’s Afghanistan-wide Global Open Days events, a series of nationwide dialog ...

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani orders investigation into sex abuse claims in women's football team

Kabul: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a probe into the allegations related to the sexual abuse of female athletes.