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Qatar 'to stop granting citizenship to GCC nationals'

Qatar has promised to stop granting citizenship to nationals of other GCC countries, an unidentified Gulf diplomat was quoted as saying. The country has also pledged not to host extremist groups and movements as part of an agreeme

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Kuwait revokes citizenship of 10 more people

The Kuwaiti government said on Monday it had revoked the citizenship of 10 people, including a well-known Muslim cleric, in an escalating political crackdown. The cabinet adopted last month what it called an "iron fist policy

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Bahrain strips 9 terror convicts of citizenship

Bahrain’s High Criminal Court has stripped nine Bahrainis of their citizenship for taking part in terror-related activities. It was the first ruling under a tough new anti-terror law that followed last year’s recommendations

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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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