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Turkey will be sending captured Jihadist fighters home

Ankara - The Turkish government announced it would send foreign Islamic State fighters captured in Syria back to their countries of origin, despite the unwillingness of many European states to take them in.

Cate Blanchett urges world to tackle 'invisible' statelessness

Geneva - Hollywood star Cate Blanchett pleaded Monday for an end to the devastating limbo suffered by millions of stateless people worldwide, saying they are left to wallow in "total invisibility".

UK strips citizenship from dual national 'Jihadi Jack'

London - Britain has revoked the citizenship of a dual national Muslim convert to the Islamic State group dubbed "Jihadi Jack" being held in northern Syria, leading Canada to accuse the UK of off-loading its responsibilities.

Ukraine anger as Russia eases citizenship rules in east Ukraine

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday made it easier for people living in eastern Ukraine's separatist territories to obtain Russian passports, drawing swift condemnation from Kiev only three days after it elected a new president.

Russia eases citizenship rules in east Ukraine

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday made it easier for people living in eastern Ukraine's separatist territories to obtain Russian passports, drawing swift condemnation from Kiev only three days after it elected a new president.

King restores citizenship of 551 Bahrainis

Dubai - King Hamad has ordered that the citizenship of 551 Bahrainis revoked by courts be restored, official media said Sunday, days after a senior UN official expressed concern about the punishment.

Quito withdraws Assange's Ecuador citizenship

Quito - President Lenin Moreno's government withdrew the Ecuadoran citizenship granted Julian Assange, acting before the WikiLeak founder's arrest in London Thursday, Foreign Minister Jose Valencia said.

Trump says he plans to scrap birthright citizenship

Washington - President Donald Trump said he will scrap a constitutional guarantee to citizenship for anyone born on US soil in a headline-grabbing move bolstering his anti-immigration platform a week before midterm elections.

Trump says he plans to scrap birthright citizenship

Washington - President Donald Trump plans to abolish the right to citizenship for anyone born in the United States -- guaranteed by the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution -- with an executive order, he said in an interview excerpt released Tuesday.

Life upended for those left off Indian citizenship list

Guwahati - Nimai Hajong remembers almost nothing of the hills of eastern Bangladesh where he was born more than half a century ago, having fled as a small child to India where he has lived as a refugee ever since.

Australia strips five of citizenship over Islamic State links

Sydney - Five people have been stripped of their Australian citizenship for fighting alongside the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, with officials saying Thursday the country was a better place without them.

Stateless footballers rescued from Thai cave granted citizenship

Bangkok - Thailand Wednesday granted citizenship to stateless members of the football team rescued from a cave last month in a saga which gripped the world.

Four million in Indian state risk losing citizenship

Guwahati - India on Monday effectively stripped four million people in Assam of citizenship, sparking fears of mass deportations of Muslims from the northeastern state.

Australia deputy PM by-election win boosts embattled coalition

Sydney - Australia's deputy prime minister has easily won a crucial by-election triggered by a dual-citizenship crisis that threatened the ruling coalition's grip on power.

Hungary says millionth passport granted to new citizens abroad

Budapest - Hungary said Wednesday that a million people had been granted citizenship since the 2010 introduction of a controversial fast-track naturalisation scheme for ethnic Hungarians living abroad.

Australia PM in minority after 2nd deputy quits in citizenship row

Sydney - Embattled Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull lost his grip on parliament when another of his coalition's MPs resigned Saturday, the latest victim of a constitutional crisis over politicians who hold dual citizenship.

Australia government in turmoil after dual citizenship ruling

Sydney - The Australian government was thrown into turmoil Friday after losing its one-seat majority with the nation's deputy prime minister kicked out of parliament over his dual citizenship.

Australia government in turmoil after dual citizenship ruling

Sydney - The Australian government was thrown into turmoil Friday after losing its one-seat majority with the nation's deputy prime minister kicked out of parliament over his dual citizenship.

Australia's 'citizenship seven' face court in political saga

Sydney - Seven politicians embroiled in a dual citizenship crisis faced Australia's highest court Tuesday in the first of three days of hearings that could upend the government's one-seat parliamentary majority.

Nervous wait for Australia government over citizenship crisis

Sydney - Australia's conservative government will have to wait at least two months to discover if key members will survive a dual citizenship crisis that has put its one-seat parliamentary majority under threat.

Deputy PM Baa-naby's Kiwi woes create chaos in Canberra

Sydney - Australia's top court will this week examine a constitutional crisis threatening to topple the conservative government, after parliament's attempts to deal with it ended in sheep jokes and conspiracy theories.

Another Australian politician caught in citizenship crisis

Sydney - Another Australian politician has became engulfed in the country's dual citizenship crisis after discovering she is a British citizen, putting further pressure on the conservative government as the matter is passed to the high court.

Aussie opposition scoffs at 'Kiwis under the bed' plot

Sydney - Australia's opposition Labor Party on Wednesday rejected extraordinary claims from the country's top diplomat that it conspired with New Zealand leftists to try to topple the government.

Sheepish Aussie deputy PM drops Kiwi citizenship

Sydney - Australia's "accidental Kiwi" deputy prime minister renounced his New Zealand citizenship Tuesday amid sheep jokes, Hollywood taunts and conspiracy theories about a left-wing plot to topple Canberra's conservative government.

Australia deputy PM caught in dual citizenship crisis

Sydney - Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's political future was in doubt Monday after it emerged he may be a dual citizen, placing the conservative government's slim parliamentary majority at risk.

Russia backs bill to strip 'terrorists' of citizenship

Moscow - Russian MPs on Wednesday passed a law to strip naturalised citizens of passports for offences classed as "terrorism" following a deadly April suicide bombing in the Saint Petersburg metro.

Italy delays citizenship rights bill under migrant pressure

Rome - Italy's government has delayed a parliamentary vote on a citizenship rights bill as tensions rise over the number of migrants arriving on the country's shores.

Italians debate citizenship rights as migrant pressures grow

Rome - With a flood of migrants arriving on Italy's shores, a bitter debate has erupted over whether children born on Italian soil to foreign parents should have citizenship rights at birth.

Turkey says US-based cleric and others could lose citizenship

Istanbul - Ankara on Monday said US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, blamed for last year's failed coup, and dozens of others would lose Turkish citizenship if they did not return home within three months.

Lies and loss of US citizenship: Supreme Court weighs in

Washington - Can a lie strip a naturalized American of citizenship? That's what the US Supreme Court is weighing in the case of a Bosnian Serb couple who didn't come clean about the husband's wartime past.
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People visiting Tate Modern's new exhibition on citizenship. Many of the works were made in turbulent times as interventions in political debates, using charged or resonant materials, and often drawing attention to those who have campaigned for citizenship and civil rights.

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