Australia’s federal government ordered local governments to hold naturalization ceremonies for new citizens on Australia Day amid controversy over the holiday, which some claim is offensive to its indigenous people.
The UK government has inflicted ‘great misery’ on its people with ‘punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous’ austerity policies driven by a political desire to undertake social reengineering rather than economic necessity, the United Nations poverty envoy found.
More than four million people were excluded from a draft list of citizens released on Monday by a census official for India’s northeastern border state of Assam, in a long-running campaign against immigrants, sparking uncertainty about their future.
According to a recent Pew Research Center study, 11 percent of US adults still don't use the Internet. That's a significant change from 48 percent in 2000, but the study revealed that age remains a major factor, with 34 percent of senior citizens remaining offline.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi says the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has the will and is seriously determined to further uphold citizens' rights based on the progressive Islamic principles and the Constitution.
India’s state of Assam has released a draft list of legal citizens living in the northeastern state amid widespread criticism from some 13 million people who have yet to be registered by the authorities.