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Rahaf, who lives in Canada, became the target of trolls after she posted a photo on social media wearing a bikini.

Two sisters have taken to social media to find help after escaping alleged rape, forced marriage and abuse from relatives in Saudi Arabia.

Runaway Saudi sisters granted asylum in 'secret location'

The New Arab & agencies

Runaway Saudi sisters granted asylum in 'secret location'

Saudi runaway sisters Maha and Wafa al-Subaie have said they are leaving Georgia for an undisclosed location.

Two more Saudi women flee kingdom, plea for help

The New Arab

Two more Saudi women flee kingdom, plea for help

Two Saudi sisters appealed for help on social media from the former Soviet republic of Georgia after fleeing their country

Saudi sisters free after six months in Hong Kong

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Saudi sisters free after six months in Hong Kong

Two Saudi sisters marooned in Hong Kong have arrived in a safe third country after securing humanitarian visas

The New Arab

Exiled Saudi royal calls for regime change in Riyadh

Prince Khaled bin Farhan al-Saud, an exiled Saudi royal, has formed a Europe-based opposition group to aid fleeing Saudis and promote a constitutional democracy in the country.

The New Arab

Stranded Saudi sisters granted extended stay to seek refuge

Two Saudi sisters stranded in Hong Kong since September have been granted an additional month in the city to plead their case for asylum in a ...

The New Arab

Riyadh bans 'anti-guardianship' TV show

A Saudi state-run channel has cancelled a programme after it questioned the kingdom's strict male guardianship rules two weeks after it first ...

The New Arab

Saudi government broadcaster cancels programme that tackled guardianship laws

A Saudi state-run channel has cancelled a programme after it questioned the kingdom's strict male guardianship rules two weeks after it first ...

Saudi runaway sisters stranded in Hong Kong face deportation

The New Arab

Saudi runaway sisters stranded in Hong Kong face deportation

Two Saudi sisters fleeing what they described as beatings in their home country face a deadline for deportation from Hong Kong within hours ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi sisters attempt to flee to Australia

The sisters aged 20 and 18, 'suffered violent abuse,' fled to Hong Kong in September from a family holiday in Sri Lanka and were planning to fly ...

Saudi sisters stopped in Hong Kong while fleeing kingdom

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi sisters stopped in Hong Kong while fleeing kingdom

The two young sisters said in a statement from their lawyer that they had renounced Islam and fear the death penalty if forced to return to ...

Bahraini footballer heads back to refuge in Australia

The New Arab & agencies

Bahraini footballer heads back to refuge in Australia

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that the Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi is on his way home to Australia, ...

Bahraini footballer saved from extradition following Thai court order

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Bahraini footballer saved from extradition following Thai court order

It follows a request from a Thai attorney general to drop the case to extradite Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi.

Emirati woman flees to Europe, makes desperate video plea

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Emirati woman flees to Europe, makes desperate video plea

An Emirati woman has said that her life is at risk if she returns to the UAE.

The New Arab

Canada opens doors to 750 ex-slaves from Libya

Canada will welcome some 750 ex-slaves from Libya as refugees, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said on Wednesday.

Katia Youssef

'Death of a Princess': Adultery and execution in Riyadh

The New Arab Meets: Anthony Thomas, the English director of 1980 documentary drama Death of a Princess.

The New Arab & agencies

#SaveHakeem: Bahrain regime seeks Thai extradition of 'dissident footballer'

Thailand officially received a request from Bahrain to extradite detained football player Hakeem al-Araibi who has refugee status in Australia.

The New Arab

#SaveHakeem: Australia ex-captain 'urges FIFA sanctions on Bahrain'

Former captain of Australia's Socceroos will take the case of detained Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi straight to FIFA to urge it to use ...

Australia star calls for release of Bahraini refugee footballer

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Australia star calls for release of Bahraini refugee footballer

Hakeem Alaraibi, who was granted refugee status in Australia after fleeing an Arab Spring crackdown, was detained while on holiday in Thailand ...

The New Arab

Saudi journalist calls for 'forcefully exterminating' feminists

Well known Saudi journalist Mohammed al-Ahaidab has called for 'forcefully exterminating' feminists and dealing with them the way terrorists are ...

Australian ex-Socceroo cries after meeting jailed Bahraini 'refugee footballer'

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Australian ex-Socceroo cries after meeting jailed Bahraini 'refugee footballer'

Former Australian footballer Craig Foster has said that a Bahraini refugee jailed in Thailand while facing possible extradition is 'losing hope'.

Yemeni refugee demands Canada asylum following Saudi runaway case

The New Arab

Yemeni refugee demands Canada asylum following Saudi runaway case

A Yemeni refugee has turned to social media to demand Canadian authorities grant her asylum status after two years of living in limbo, after a ...

Canada PM renews calls for Saudi blogger's release

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Canada PM renews calls for Saudi blogger's release

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau renewed calls for the release of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi after meeting his wife on Friday.

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