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Pakistani premier offers citizenship to children of Afghan refugees

Pakistani premier offers citizenship to children of Afghan refugees

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has offered citizenship to Afghan refugees who were born and raised in his country, a move that the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says could benefit at least half a million Afghans.

'Stateless' Thai cave boys and coach granted citizenship

'Stateless' Thai cave boys and coach granted citizenship

Three boys from a soccer team who were rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand last month were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday, authorities said.

French family of rescued boy thank Malian 'Spiderman'

French family of rescued boy thank Malian 'Spiderman'

Mamoudou Gassama scaled four storeys of an apartment block in France on Saturday to rescue the four-year-old who was spotted dangling from a balcony.

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.