Alqunun, from Hail in northwestern Saudi Arabia, had said she feared she may have been killed if forced to return to her family.
Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland introduced the teenager as "a very courageous new Canadian" but said that Ms al-Qunun was exhausted from her ordeal and long journey and would not be making any public statement on Saturday.
The country's decision to offer asylum to Qunun may do little to mend relations with Saudi Arabia, which nosedived last summer after officials in Ottawa accused the kingdom of human rights violations and demanded the release of imprisoned activists. She later told reporters that Australia assessing Alqunun's request for resettlement, but there was no specific timeframe. "Truly I have never dreamed of this love and support".
The acceptance of the teen could further damage Saudi Arabia's relationship with Canada.
Her deployment of social media allowed her to avoid the fate of countless other refugees who are quietly sent back home or left to languish in Bangkok detention centers. "She still refuses to meet with her father and brother, and they are going to be travelling back tonight as well". She said her father physically abused her and tried to force her into an arranged marriage.
Canada's decision to grant asylum to Qunun comes at a delicate time.
"That is something that we are pleased to do because Canada is a country that understands how important it is to stand up for human rights, to stand up for women's rights around the world", Mr. Trudeau told a news conference in Regina.
Trump told reporters, adding later, "If we don't make a deal, I would say 100 percent but I don't want to say 100 percent". Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., said President Donald Trump promised him he would sign the legislation.
Neither China nor Canada have directly linked the two men's cases, but they led to speculation of retaliation for Meng's arrest. China's prosecutor-general said the two accused of endangering national security had violated the law "without a doubt".
Trump has threatened to close the border in October and November over a caravan of about 4,000 people from Central America who were traveling to the border. "So we're in this for the long haul", he said.
The Supreme Court justice underwent treatment for colorectal cancer in 1999 and was treated for pancreatic cancer in 2009. She has faced two prior cancer battles and had a stent placed to open a blocked artery in 2014.
According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Jayme Closs was located alive in the Town of Gordon at 4:43 p.m. on Thursday. Some tips led officials to recruit 2,000 volunteers for a massive ground search on October 23 but it yielded no clues.
Denver completed its interview with Fangio on Monday, a day after the Bears were eliminated from the playoffs. He did a strong job of putting together a staff a year ago , but Fangio and the defense was already in place.
A binational command of the USA and Canada, NORAD functions year-round to protect and monitor the skies of those two countries. He and his fellow call operators informed the children calling throughout the night of Santa's exact location.
Senate on financial issues and a self-described defender of the ordinary American against powerful interests. But her outspoken criticism of the banking industry has also earned her the ire of some conservatives.
English was Singh's third language and he had a thick accent but took speech classes to improve his communication, the chief said. Arriaga's brother and co-worker were also arrested and accused of acting as accomplices, authorities said.
US Teen Captured in Roundup of ISIS Jihadi
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Trump to travel to Southern border Thursday, Sarah Sanders says
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