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Australian citizenship crisis deepens as eighth lawmaker falls

Australian citizenship crisis deepens as eighth lawmaker falls

The citizenship crisis engulfing Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's government deepened on Tuesday as an eighth lawmaker exited parliament ...

Australian politicians told to prove their citizenship

Australian politicians told to prove their citizenship

Australian politicians will have to prove they are not foreign citizens under plans proposed on Monday as the conservative government grapples with a constitutional crisis that has cost it a majority in parliament.

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Australian PM puts foreign minister in charge amid government crisis

Australian PM puts foreign minister in charge amid government crisis

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday appointed his foreign minister as acting prime minister as he tried to stem the fallout of a citizenship crisis that has cost his government its parliamentary majority.

Australian government vows to pursue citizenship crackdown

Australian government vows to pursue citizenship crackdown

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull proposed the tougher rules in April, adding stringent English-language tests and a quadrupling of the residency requirement for citizenship applicants from one to four years.

Australia accuses NZ party of dirty tricks over citizenship

Australia accuses NZ party of dirty tricks over citizenship

The Australian government accused a New Zealand opposition party of conniving to bring it down by revealing that Australia's deputy prime minister is a New Zealand citizen, and thus ineligible to sit in parliament.

Australian PM confident government majority safe

Australian PM confident government majority safe

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Monday he was confident his government's one-seat majority was safe, despite questions over his deputy's citizenship which could disqualify him from parliament.

Bahrain says five died in raid on Shia leader's hometown

Bahrain says five died in raid on Shia leader's hometown

Bahrain is investigating the death of five people during a raid on the home village of the spiritual leader of its Shia community, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

Man killed in security raid in Bahrain, say activists

Man killed in security raid in Bahrain, say activists

Activists said security forces killed a protester during a raid on the home village of Bahrain's Shia spiritual leader on Tuesday.

Wanted man killed after Saudi raid on Shia village

Wanted man killed after Saudi raid on Shia village

A wanted man has been killed in Saudi Arabia's oil-producing Eastern province after an exchange of gunfire while police were searching his home, state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.

Bahrain strips top Shia cleric of citizenship: agency

Bahrain strips top Shia cleric of citizenship: agency

Bahrain has stripped the spiritual leader of the kingdom's Shia majority of his citizenship, state news agency BNA reported on Monday, and there were reports of a protest outside his house.

Switzerland halts citizenship process for Muslim students' family

Switzerland halts citizenship process for Muslim students' family

Switzerland has suspended the citizenship process for the family of two teenage Muslim brothers after the boys' refusal to shake hands with their female teachers sparked a national debate over religious freedoms.