Canada

'Brave new Canadian': Saudi teen gets official welcome

Rahaf al-Qunun, whose Twitter posts for help captured global attention after she fled her family, gets asylum in Canada.

'Brave new Canadian': Saudi teen Rahaf al-Qunun arrives in Canada

Saudi Arabia

Canada grants asylum to Saudi teenager Rahaf al-Qunun

The 18-year-old left Bangkok airport for Canada, officials confirmed, after her ordeal went viral on social media.

Canada grants asylum to Saudi teenager Rahaf al-Qunun

Nepal

Nepal: Woman, sons suffocate to death in banned 'menstrual hut'

Many communities in Nepal consider menstruating women as impure and force mothers and daughters to stay in sheds.

Nepal: Woman, sons suffocate to death in banned 'menstrual hut'

United States

Judge dismisses part of Judd's claims against Weinstein

The actress's sexual harassment claim does not fall within the scope of California statute, judge says.

Judge dismisses part of Judd's lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein

Witness

Latifa: Fighting Hatred with Love in France

After her son was murdered by Mohamed Merah, Latifa Ibn Ziaten decided to fight for France's marginalised youth.

Australia

UN grants Saudi runaway in Thailand refugee status

Canberra confirms Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun has been referred to Australia by UNHCR as a legitimate refugee.

One step closer to Australia for Saudi teen Rahaf al-Qunun

Head to Head

Transcript: Germaine Greer on the #MeToo movement

Read the full transcript of our discussion on whether the #MeToo movement will bring lasting change to women's rights.

United States

Cyntoia Brown, sentenced to life at the age of 16, gets clemency

Brown, whose case drew national US attention, said she was a victim of child trafficking when she killed a man in 2004.

Cyntoia Brown, sentenced to life at the age of 16, gets clemency

Middle East

Women in Iraq reclaiming roles in society

Activists are hopeful that the opportunities for women are increasing, but say there is no political will concerning female equality.

India

Third woman enters Sabarimala temple in Kerala

A Sri Lankan national entered the flashpoint temple late on Thursday, in defiance of a centuries-old ban.

Third woman enters Sabarimala temple in India's Kerala state

United States

New US Congress makes history with record number of women

From the youngest woman to the first Muslim female representatives, no other US Congress has looked like this.

New US Congress makes history with record number of women

India

Indian women defy Hindu temple ban amid protests

Centuries-old ban on the entry of women of reproductive age breached at Kerala's Sabarimala temple.

India

India's hidden years of nuns sexually abused by priests

AP investigation uncovers decades-long history of nuns enduring sexual abuse by priests across India.

India's hidden years of nuns sexually abused by priests

Middle East

British MPs, lawyers request visit to detained Saudi activists

Detention review panel asks facilitation of visit to detained Saudi activists after allegations of torture.

India

India: Tens of thousands protest over flashpoint temple

Protesters in Kerala form human chain in support of court order overturning ban on women's entry to holy Hindu temple.

Tens of thousands protest in India over Sabarimala temple