The office of Canada's foreign minister however, said it could not confirm that asylum had been granted.
She then started a social media campaign, live-tweeting her case and attracting worldwide attention.
Ms. Payne's visit has also thrown a spotlight on another refugee case, involving Bahrain footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, who has refugee status in Australia but was arrested at Bangkok airport previous year after arriving for his honeymoon.
"She needs to be protected from those who want to murder her, and should promptly be given asylum in Australia", the commentary said.
She said a Saudi diplomat met her at the airport when she arrived in Bangkok and tricked her into handing over her passport and ticket, saying he would secure a visa.
The 18-year-old, who claimed to be fleeing abuse from her family, boarded a Korean Air flight from Bangkok to Seoul before taking a connecting flight to Canada.
In a video clip of the meeting released by Thai immigration police, Alsheaiby is heard telling Thai officials: "From the moment she arrived, she opened a new account and her followers reached nearly 45,000 in a day. and I would have preferred it better if her phone was taken instead of her passport".
Experts agree the media focus on al-Qunun's case has put pressure on officials in Thailand - which usually have little sympathy for asylum seekers - to act quickly.
"I spend a lot of time critiquing the refugee process", she said, "but this is one case where it seems to be working".
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun's appeal for refugee status has underscored the severe restrictions that women in Saudi Arabia face.
Wong said every case had to be considered on its merits. "I do note that there are legal proceedings underway in relation to Mr.al-Araibi and Australia will continue to be in very close contact with Thai authorities in relation to this", she said.
"Rahaf temporarily suspended her #Twitter account because she has been receiving some very nasty, very real death threats".
Qunun later tweeted the video of that meeting and wrote that her "Twitter account has changed the game against what he wished for me".
Dubbed the " Notorious RBG ", Ginsburg marked 25 years on bench last year since her appointment to the court in 1993. Politico reported that the White House stirrings came in response to Ginsburg being out of the office.
The Assistant also tracks the traveler's itinerary through applications such as Google Keep, Any.do, Bring! and Todoist. It rolled out new integrations with Google Maps , where users can operate the app hands-free with just their voice.
According to TMZ , police responded to the scene after being told Kelly had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Kelly in six episodes, but the singer's streaming numbers grew significantly during and after the series.
Variety is reporting on Thursday that Amazon is launching a brand new ad-support video-on-demand service called " Freedive ". It has a collection of great Hollywood movies like Run Lola Run , The Illusionist , The Last Samurai , True Romance and more.
The news agency quotes Huawei as offering no comment, beyond saying that it is aware of the case and is monitoring the situation. It was also reported that both detainees pleaded not guilty and refused to give explanations regarding the case.
Kathryn Mayorga , a then-25-year-old woman, alleges that she was raped by Ronaldo in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. In a statement, Ronaldo's legal team said Ronaldo had "no specific recollection" of meeting Lennard at any point.
He was quoted as saying by Spanish daily AS: "I think we have to bring in players". 'The player knows. And Valencia have now confirmed that they have told the striker that he has no future at the club.
Snow rates will gradually increase as you head through the day, so road conditions may be OK until later in the afternoon. Louis and surrounding counties starting Friday evening and going into late Saturday and early Sunday morning.
Irish golfer Padraig Harrington has been confirmed as Ryder Cup captain for Team Europe ahead of the tournament next year. Team Europe have dominated the Ryder Cup in recent years, winning nine of the last 12 biennial contests.
World No 51 Kyrgios said he was happy to see Tomic back in form after missing the Open previous year when his ranking plummeted. World No.51 Kyrgios had a break point early in the second but was unable to consolidate with Tomic then breaking at 3-3.
Arnautovic's brother, Danijel, has issued a statement claiming that West Ham bought him for "peanuts" and should let him leave. West Ham host Arsenal on Saturday and Pellegrini has no qualms about playing Arnautovic despite the speculation.
LG Unveils World's First Rollable OLED TV
OLED TV with 4K resolution supports Apple AirPlay 2, integration with HomeKit and voice control with a virtual assistant Alexa. During its CES 2019 press conference, LG announced an OLED TV that rolls up and hides inside a cabinet until it is needed.
Nurse decapitates baby in horrific India birth
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Bus driver rescues young child
She runs across the street and picks up the crying boy, who was making his way around a corner, bringing him on board her bus. Ivic said she was grateful she could keep the boy safe, MCTS said in a video about the incident .
Steelers president open to trading A.B
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos has no prenup, $67B on the line
However, Bezos' wife, MacKenzie, knew the two were dating, the Post quotes an unnamed person close to Bezos as saying. Fortune noted on Wednesday that Bezos" divorce could "remove the "world's richest man' title from Bezos' resume".
Samsung expects sharp drop in fourth-quarter profit
Samsung routinely releases estimated earnings figures before posting detailed results and elaboration toward the end of the month. The firm had seen earnings surge in recent years largely due to strong appetite for memory chips in mobile devices.
Jayme Closs, missing Wisconsin teen, found alive
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Surprise! Samsung Quietly Showed a 5G Phone at CES
In an industry first, a new iTunes Movies and TV Shows app will debut only on Samsung Smart TVs in more than 100 countries. Samsung also announced One UI, a new interface design that will be used with the foldable display.