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NW Pakistan gives citizenship to first non-Muslim

Pakistan has awarded a Christian man from a troubled tribal region citizenship in a first for a non-Muslim, officials and his family said on Saturday.

French President under fire over call to strip citizenship from terror convicts

French President under fire over call to strip citizenship from terror convicts

President Francois Hollande`s call for convicted French-born terrorists to lose their citizenship if they have a second nationality has triggered uproar among those who see him adopting right-wing ideas that recall dark moments in France`s history.

Citizenship of kids of migrants; SC refers it to Constitution Bench

The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred to a constitutional bench the question whether the children of illegal migrants born here can avail the benefit of citizenship under the existing law.

Australia introduces laws to strip citizenship from terrorists

Australia introduces laws to strip citizenship from terrorists

Dual nationals who help terrorists could automatically lose their Australian citizenship even if they have never stepped foot out of the country under new laws introduced to parliament on Wednesday.

Spain passes citizenship plan for ancestors of Jews expelled in 1492

Spain`s lower house of parliament approved Thursday a law that eases the path to citizenship for descendants of Jews who were forced to flee the country five centuries ago during the Inquisition.

Afghan man wins battle for Australian citizenship

 An Afghan man has won a battle for Australian citizenship, despite admitting to beating his sisters with a tree branch, media reported on Tuesday.

US reporter says Turkish award revoked over article critical of Erdogan

A US journalist claimed on Wednesday that his honorary Turkish citizenship was revoked on the orders of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over a critical article that saw him branded an "enemy" of Turkey.

Indian woman's Italian 'not good enough' for citizenship: Mayor

In an 11th hour hitch, a 56-year-old Indian woman in Italy has been barred from gaining citizenship by a mayor who said her language skills are not good.

Dual citizenship of people of Goa to be resolved soon: Govt

 The dual-citizenship issue that has been haunting thousands of people of Goa for sometime now may be resolved "very soon" with the Centre on Friday saying that the matter would be sorted out without further ado.

5,223 Pak, 1,481 Afghan nationals given citizenship since 2003

As many as 5,223 Pakistani and 1,481 Afghan nationals have been granted Indian citizenship since 2003 to November this year, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Gadkari meets Rajnath on visa, citizenship issues

A delegation of Sindhi and Bengali communities accompanied by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh here and submitted a memorandum to highlight their plight on visa and citizenship related issues.

Assam protests infiltration of Bangladeshis in India

Various activist groups, including tribal organisations and the All Assam Students Union, staged a protest in Assam against the state government for its inability to stop Bangladeshis from infiltrating into the state.

Germany eases dual citizenship rules

Germany has adopted a new law that allows dual citizenship for the children of immigrants, a step that will benefit mainly young people from the country`s three-million-strong Turkish-origin community.

Traore to quit A-League for Europe

Defender Adama Traore has rejected a contract offer from Melbourne Victory to pursue a playing opportunity in Europe next season, the A-League club said on Monday.

Russia to make citizenship easier for native Russian speakers

Russia is making it easier for native Russian speakers who have lived in Russia or the former Soviet Union to get citizenship, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.

Canada weighs revoking citizenship of convicted terrorists

Canadian government proposed sweeping changes to the country`s immigration laws, including a provision that would strip citizenship from persons convicted of terrorism or spying.

BJP promises to resolve dual citizenship woes of Goans

In one of its pre-election promises, the BJP has assured lakhs of Goans to help them get reprieve on the dual citizenship front, if the party is voted to power at the Centre.

Indian may lose Aus citizenship after ID fraud conviction

An Indian-origin businessman could be stripped of his Australian citizenship and deported after he was convicted of identity fraud, a media report said on Tuesday.

Canada offers Malala honorary citizenship

Canada will offer honorary citizenship to Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai.

SC issues notice to Centre, states on migrant issue

Supreme Court sought responses of Centre and states on PIL seeking citizenship or refugee status to thousands due to their alleged religious persecution in Bangladesh.