caplinger Saudi Woman Who Fled Home Embraces All Things Canadian. (O.K., Maybe Not Winter.) Posted on 05/02/2019 by mylogin Saudi Woman Who Fled Home Embraces All Things Canadian. (O.K., Maybe Not Winter.) Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family for fear of violence and received asylum in Canada, in Toronto on Monday. Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia: ‘I escaped to seek a better life’ Salwa, 24, tells the BBC that she ran away from her family in Saudi Arabia to seek a better life. US citizen arrested for war crimes in Bangladesh ‘was only 13’ Mohamed Jubair Monir’s family say he is innocent and maintain that he was only 13 during the 1971 war.