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Saudi Sisters Stuck 'In Hiding' In Hong Kong Seek Asylum In Australia

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Going by the aliases Reem and Rawan, the siblings -- alleged victims of family violence -- were en route to Melbourne on Australian tourist visas when Saudi officials "attempted to kidnap them" at Hong Kong airport.

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World

Apple And Google Urged To Drop Saudi App That Monitors Women

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Saudi Arabian women have limited options in terms of where they're allowed to go and what they're allowed to do, but American companies shouldn't facilitate the kingdom's system of discriminating against half its population.

National

National

'Going To Start A Revolution': How Rahaf al-Qunun Is Inspiring Saudi Women

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Rahaf al-Qunun is being hailed as a symbol of hope in a growing movement of Saudi women hoping to leave the country.

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Updated

Topless Protesters 'Over The Moon' As Saudi Woman Heads To Canada

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Activists who took to the streets of Sydney urging the government to resettle an 18-year-old Saudi woman are "over the moon" she has been granted asylum in Canada.

National

National

Topless Protesters Demand Saudi Teen Rahaf Al-Qunun Be Granted Asylum

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Activists took to the streets of Sydney on Thursday urging the government to grant an 18-year-old Saudi woman asylum in Australia.

Irfan Yusuf

Irfan Yusuf

How Can We Explain The Culture And Faith This Saudi Teen Is Trying To Escape?

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Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is an 18-year-old from an influential Saudi family. She has decided to renounce her ancestral faith.

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National

Saudi Woman's Asylum Will Be 'Carefully Considered' By Australian Government

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Australia will consider an application for asylum from Saudi woman Rahaf Alqunun if she is found to be a genuine refugee by the United Nations. 

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap: Bizarre Video Exposes Prowler Licking Doorbell For Three Hours

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

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World

'A Helping Hand': Calls To Bring Saudi Woman Seeking Asylum To Australia

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United Nations officials said it could take several days to process Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq Alqunun's case.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Uber Driver Admits To Murdering Six Strangers Between Jobs Because He 'Wanted To'

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All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

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World

'We Will Not Send Anyone To Their Death': Thai Officials Won't Deport Saudi Teenager

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Thai officials have announced they will not send a young Saudi woman who is seeking asylum in Australia back to Saudi Arabia.

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World

'We Can Help': Calls For Australia To Help Saudi Woman Detained In Bangkok

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Australia should issue emergency travel documents to 18-year-old Saudi woman seeking asylum.

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World

A Text Message Will Soon Notify Saudi Women Of Their Own Divorce

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Women in Saudi Arabia will no longer be the last to know of their own divorce, according to reports. 

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World

Creepy Handshakes And The Ghost Of Khashoggi: Welcome To G20 Summit In Argentina

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The world's most powerful rulers have convened in Buenos Aires, the first time the annual forum has met in South America. And despite the Saudi Crown Prince's best efforts, he keeps getting cornered about Jamal Khashoggi.

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World

Trump Will Stand By Saudi Arabia Despite Khashoggi Murder

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U.S. President Donald Trump has released an extraordinary statement on murdered Saudi Arabian critic and journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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World

CIA Says Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi's Murder: Reports

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The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.

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World

Sisters 'Preferred Suicide Over Returning To Saudi Arabia'

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Two young Saudi women whose bodies were found a week ago along the rocky Manhattan shore of the Hudson River had likely committed suicide, according to police. 

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World

The Seven-Year-Old Girl Who Woke The World Up To The Crisis In Yemen

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WARNING: This story contains graphic images.

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World

Saudi Sisters Found Dead In New York River

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Officials have said the sisters were alive when they entered the water.

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World

Saudi Arabia Now Says Khashoggi Murder 'Premeditated'

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Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said on Thursday the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate this month was premeditated.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Explosives In New York And Saudi Prince On Khashoggi

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All the news you need to know this Thursday.

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World

The Most Haunting Image In The Brutal Khashoggi Murder Case

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Every detail of the Jamal Khashoggi murder is chilling, and this image is the most haunting of all.

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World

'Savage' Khashoggi Killing Was Planned: Turkey's President Erdogan

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday there were strong signs Jamal Khashoggi’s “savage” killing was planned and attempts to blame it on intelligence operatives.

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World

Trump Changes Tune On Khashoggi: 'Unless Miracles Happen, He's Dead'

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Missing Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi is probably dead and Saudi officials may be responsible, US President Donald Trump has acknowledged.

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World

Assassination Is As Old As Politics. But This One Is Different.

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Assassinations of politicians, dissidents, opponents or critics are as old as civilisation itself.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Queensland Decriminalises Abortion And Kerryn Phelps Smear Campaign

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

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News

If You’re Murdered In This Sydney Hotel Room, There's Not A Lot Police Can Do

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I must admit feeling a little nervous approaching the concierge at the stylish Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Hotel in the middle of the city.

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World

Understanding Saudi Arabia's Geopolitical Mess In Less Than 10 Minutes

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Confused about what's happening in Saudi Arabia? We've got you covered.

Irfan Yusuf

Irfan Yusuf

To Trump, Khashoggi’s Murder Is More Serious Than War Crimes

3 min read

A Saudi dissident journalist who contributes to the Washington Post has apparently been murdered in the Saudi embassy in Ankara, Turkey.

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World

Trump 'Would Punish' Saudi Arabia Over Disappearance Of Journalist

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President Donald Trump told CBS News there would be "severe punishment" if Saudi Arabia was behind the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

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World

Turkey 'Has Recording Proving Missing Journalist Was Killed'

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A former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia told CBS News he is "95 percent certain" that Saudi Arabia killed missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Parliament Resumes And Tourist Killed By Hippo

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All the news you need to know this Monday.

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World

Saudi Women Now Officially Behind The Wheel

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Women in Saudi Arabia are finally allowed to drive and even work as drivers - but critics say there is still a long way to go.