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Kuwait revokes citizenship of 2 opposition figures

The Kuwaiti government has revoked the citizenship of two opposition figures and some of their relatives, the state news agency reported, in a move that could deepen a political crisis in the country. The move comes after the cabi

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New threat to revoke citizenship in Kuwait

Kuwait has ordered its Interior Ministry to review citizenship of people who threaten national security and vowed an “iron fist” policy, in a crackdown following violent protests.   In a string of dec

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Bahrain King ratifies new nationality law

A law allowing the government more powers to strip naturalised Bahrainis of their nationalities has officially taken effect.   His Majesty King Hamad has issued the law, officially ratifying the new legislation w

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Bahrain plans to toughen citizenship laws

Bahrain is planning to toughen laws to ensure citizenship is not acquired through fraud, forged documents or false data, according to a report. The government has referred to parliament a draft bill amending three articles of the

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Expat citizenship debate stirs anxiety in UAE

A call for the United Arab Emirates to consider allowing expatriates to apply for citizenship has sparked a debate about national identity in the country, where foreigners outnumber the local population by more than five to one. S

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UAE strips 6 of citizenship

The United Arab Emirates has revoked the citizenship of six nationals whom it said posed a threat to national security. A statement from the official news agency said the six men originally carried other nationalities and had committed 

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Emirati women can pass nationality to children

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahayan has issued a decree which will allow children of Emirati women married to foreigners to apply for citizenship once they turned 18. The decree said that the "children of women citizens

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Thousands protest Bahrain citizenship policy

Thousands of protesters gathered outside the General Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Residence at Exhibition Avenue, protesting against the government's policy of granting citizenship to non-Bahrainis. The mass demonstration

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Kuwait strips citizenship of cleric

Kuwait will withdraw the citizenship of a Shiite cleric whose remarks fanned sectarian tension in the country, the state news agency said. Kuna said the cabinet on Monday approved a draft decree to strip Yasser Al-Habib of K

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70pc GCC residents seek citizenship: survey

Over 70 per cent of GCC residents are calling on Gulf Arab states to grant citizenship to long-term expatriates, an ArabianBusiness.com survey has revealed. The latest poll shows 43.8 per cent of respondents think foreign workers who have

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