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January 8, 2019 7:10 AM Rahaf al-Qunun: UNHCR 'grateful' Saudi woman not deported

The UN's refugee agency has said it is "very grateful" that officials in Thailand did not deport an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family at the weekend. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun refused to board a flight from Bangkok to Kuwait on Monday and had barricaded herself into her airport hotel room. She said she feared her family would kill her as she had renounced 125

January 6, 2019 4:53 PM ‘They will kill me’ Saudi teenager DETAINED in Bangkok after fleeing family

A SAUDI woman has been detained in Bangkok, Thailand after fleeing her family to seek refuge abroad, insisting her relatives will kill her if she returns. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, is being held in Bangkok by Saudi officials after running away from her abusive family. Ms Qunun, who denounced her faith in Islam, escaped from her family while on a trip in Kuwait 113

January 6, 2019 12:56 PM Saudi woman 'trapped at Bangkok airport trying to flee family'

A young Saudi woman says she is stranded at Bangkok's main airport after fleeing her family and having her passport seized by a Saudi official. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, says she was on a trip to Kuwait with her family when she fled on a flight two days ago. She was trying to head to Australia via a connecting flight in Bangkok. She told the BBC that she had renounced 82

December 7, 2018 1:25 PM David Coburn, gay Scottish UKIP leader, quits party over far-right shift

David Coburn, the leader of UKIP in Scotland, has quit the party in protest of its shift to the far right. The UKIP Member of the European Parliament for the Scotland, who was one of the pro-Brexit party’s only out gay officials, followed former leaders Nigel Farage and Paul Nuttall in quitting UKIP. In a statement, Coburn condemned the “infiltration 63

December 5, 2018 8:31 PM 'Do you feel GUILTY?' Former PM David Cameron QUIZZED over calling EU referendum

DAVID CAMERON was quizzed by a Sky News reporter whether he felt “guilty” for calling the Brexit vote and was also asked what he made of the Prime Minister’s Brexit agreement. Theresa May has stuck by her agreed Brexit deal with the European Union and is fighting to get the agreement through Parliament with the crucial meaningful vote on December 11. Former 74

November 28, 2018 2:23 PM ‘Treasury are politically WONKY!' Brexiteer LASHES OUT at Hammond predictions

MARK Francois has blasted the Treasury and Philip Hammond on their predictions that the UK would be better economically in the EU than leaving with Theresa May’s deal or no deal. During a table discussion with Sky News host, Faisal Islam, The Conservative MP, Mark Francois claimed that they are initiating project fear. He opened by saying: “The first 71

November 26, 2018 6:57 AM Uber driver found guilty over passenger's death in Sydney

An Uber driver has been convicted over the death of an English passenger in Sydney, Australia. The passenger, 30-year-old Samuel Thomas, died when he fell from the Uber and was hit by a bus in June last year. Mr Thomas, from Hertfordshire, had been getting out of the car when driver Nazrul Islam accelerated. Islam, 32, pleaded not guilty to negligent 66

November 24, 2018 10:54 PM Top Mali jihadist Amadou Koufa killed in French raid

One of Mali's top jihadist leaders has been killed in a raid by French forces, the Malian army says. It says Amadou Koufa died in Friday's operation in the central Mopti region. France earlier suggested that Koufa might be among about 30 Islamists "put out of action" in the raid. The radical preacher is described as a senior member of the Jamaat Nusrat 47

November 8, 2018 9:16 AM Louis Smith: Olympic silver medallist retires from gymnastics aged 29

Two-time Olympic silver medallist Louis Smith has retired from gymnastics. The 29-year-old represented Great Britain at three Olympic Games, also winning two bronze medals between 2008 and 2016. He won three World Championship silver medals, two European golds and the 2006 Commonwealth Games pommel horse title. "I had to make the difficult decision to hang up my leotard 48

October 26, 2018 4:13 AM Sinéad O'Connor converts to Islam

Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor has announced she has converted to Islam. The artist, who is best known for her 1990 hit version of the song Nothing Compares 2 U, said she had changed her name to Shuhada'. In a message on Twitter, she thanked fellow Muslims for their support. On Thursday, Irish Imam Shaykh Dr Umar al-Qadri posted a video of the singer saying 37