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Australia will consider resettlement of Saudi teen : Canberra offers runaway hope following UN appeal after dramatic standoff in Thailand

Jan 10, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

An 18-year-old Saudi Arabian asylum-seeker whose tweets about resisting deportation from Thailand roused a social media storm this week has been deemed a refugee and will be assessed for possible resettlement by Australia.

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who was stopped by officials as soon as she landed at Thailand's Suvarnabhumi Airport early on Sunday morning, holed herself up in an airport hotel room until she was allowed to enter the country on Monday evening for her asylum claim to be proc...