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Trump taps long historical vein against immigration

WASHINGTON: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free": The words on the Statue of Liberty have beckoned comers to the "Nation of Immigrants" for more than a century. But not with President Donald Trump…

Dr Zakir Naik granted Saudi Arabian citizenship

Saudi Arabia has granted Indian Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik, who is wanted by New Delhi for alleged terrorist offences, its citizenship. According to Middle East Monitor, Arab sources reported that King Salman had intervened to grant…

Australia toughens up citizenship test

SYDNEY: Canberra on Thursday unveiled plans to put "Australian values" at the heart of tougher requirements to gain citizenship, days after scrapping a visa programme for temporary foreign workers. The moves came against a background of…

Putin hands Russian passport to action star Seagal

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Friday personally handed a new Russian passport to US action star Steven Seagal and said he hoped the gesture showed a "normalisation" of strained relations with Washington. Sitting at a round table in…