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UNHCR welcomes Iran’s new law allowing women to pass citizenship to children
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in a statement on Tuesday welcomed a recent move by Iranian government’s amendment of a law allowing children born to Iranian women and non-Iranian fathers to acquire Iranian nationality, regardless of whether they are born on Iranian territory.
Two million face statelessness as India publishes citizenship list
Almost two million people in northeast India were left facing statelessness on Saturday after the state of Assam published a citizenship list aimed at weeding out "foreign infiltrators," in a process the central government wants to replicate nationwide.
Bahrain gives back citizenship of 92 Shia dissidents, upholds their jail terms
Bahrain’s top court of appeal has reversed a decision to revoke the citizenship of 92 jailed Shia nationals who have been convicted of allegedly forming a “terrorist group,” but has upheld their original prison terms.
Parliament gives citizenship right to children born to Iranian mothers
Iran’s Parliament overwhelmingly passed a bill on Sunday to grant citizenship right to children born to an Iranian mother and foreign father.
Bahrain has stripped 40 activists of citizenship since January: Rights group
An independent human rights group says the Bahraini regime has revoked the citizenship of dozens of people since the beginning of the current year as the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty continues with its crackdown on human rights activists and pro-democracy campaigners in the kingdom.
Ex-Daesh UK teen now stateless after government revokes her citizenship
The British government has made a teenage UK national effectively stateless by illegally revoking her citizenship because of previous affiliation to the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in Syria.
India probes opposition to granting citizenship to non-Muslims
Indian police on Friday said they are investigating an academic, a journalist and a peasant leader for possible sedition for publicly opposing a proposal to grant citizenship to non-Muslims from neighboring Muslim-majority countries.
Bahraini family devastated after parents stripped of citizenship
Bahraini judicial officials have reportedly devastated a family after they revoked the parents’ citizenship as the ruling Al Khalifah regime intensifies its crackdown against political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.
Australia flags removing citizenship from home-grown radicals
Australian nationals convicted of terror offenses would be stripped of their citizenship if the government believes they are entitled to apply for residency from another country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison proposed on Thursday. Australia, a staunch US ally that sent troops to Afghanistan and Iraq, has seen a spate of attacks by home-grown militants in recent months, including a stabbing attack in the country’s second largest city less than two weeks ago.
Two men wrongly stripped of British citizenship, UK court rules
A UK court has ruled that two men from Bangladeshi backgrounds, who were stripped of their citizenship by the British government, must have their nationality rights restored.
Report: Trump to push executive order to end birthright citizenship
US President Donald Trump plans to push an executive order to end the right of US citizenship to children born in the US to noncitizens and immigrants in the country illegally, he told Axios in an interview published on Tuesday, a move that would prompt a constitutional fight.
Canada Parliament revokes Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship
After the Canadian House of Commons passed a motion revoking the honorary Candian citizenship last week, it was ratified unanimously by Canada’s Senate on Tuesday and became a formal action.
Iran raps UK for travel warning: No Iranian prosecuted for dual citizenship
Iran's ambassador to the UK slammed London for warning Iranians living in Britain against visiting Iran, stating that no one is prosecuted by the Islamic Republic merely for dual citizenship.
Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake
A Muslim couple in the Swiss city of Lausanne has been denied citizenship over their refusal to shake hands with members of the opposite sex.
Trump’s in-laws become US citizens via 'chain migration' he hates
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly and vehemently denounced what he calls “chain migration,” in which adult American citizens can obtain residency for their relatives.

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