Tag Archives: BRITAIN

Foreign fighters tell us a different story from the trenches

France: Last week, ceremonies were held in Tanzania and Kenya to mark the anniversary of the moment in 1914 when German forces marched into British Kenya, the only German invasion of British territory during the First World War. The government of Tanzania explained that the centenary of the Great War, in which Tanzania, then the colony of German East Africa, was ...

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Afghan Sikh Leader Trying to Contact Families of the 35 Afghan Stowaways

Afghanistan: A Sikh leader in Afghanistan said today that he was trying to contact families over reports that 35 stowaways found in a shipping container in Britain were from the tiny, persecuted community. Staff at Tilbury Docks near London discovered one dead man in his 40s, and 34 other people alive, after hearing banging and screaming from inside the container ...

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Afghan Sikhs: one of the most vulnerable minorities in the world

Kabul, Afghanistan: The Sikhs of Afghanistan are one of the world’s smallest and most vulnerable minorities. Numbering no more than a few hundred families, they have endured persecution both from the Taliban and wider society in a country that is 99 per cent Muslim. If the migrants who were discovered at Tilbury Docks on Saturday are indeed Afghan Sikhs, as Essex Police ...

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Punjabi-origin youths attacked in UK

London, UK: A 23-year-old Punjabiorigin accountant and his friend were brutally assaulted with cricket and baseball bats and tyre irons after ambushing the family outside a popular Indian restaurant in Britain. Preet Panesar suffered a shattered eye-socket after being bludgeoned by a gang of seven men on the car park of the restaurant in Birmingham. They were brutally beaten with baseball ...

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Gurdwaras turn food banks in Britain

London, UK: It is lunchtime at the Karamsar Gurdwara, where worshippers are tucking into the free food. But Sikhs are not the only ones enjoying meals. Religious leaders report that an increasing number of non-believers are visiting their place of worship to eat, treating them as food banks, while the effects of austerity and economic slump bite. The Sikh Federation UK ...

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