Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport 'fears death' if sent back

A Saudi woman is fighting against her deportation from Bangkok's airport back to her family in Kuwait, where she claims to be "killed" if she returns. She was trying to head to Australia via a connecting flight in Bangkok, but her travel document was seized by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi airport, according to tweets from her.

Thai Islamic Council bans child marriage under 17

A new regulation from the Central Islamic Council of Thailand (Cicot) bans children under the age of 17 from marriage. The move after public outcry over the controversial marriage in June of an 11-year-old Thai girl to a 41-year-old Malaysian man earlier this year. Meanwhile in Indonesia, there's push for a wide legislative change on the same issue.