By Syed Raza Hassan PESHAWAR Pakistan (Reuters) – Every time someone walks into his pharmacy in the volatile Pakistani city of Peshawar, Amarjeet Singh prepares for the worst. “I don’t know if it’s a customer or an assailant who will reach out for his gun,” Amarjeet, a member of Pakistan’s tiny Sikh minority, told Reuters. Easily recognized because of their colorful turbans, members of Pakistan’s Sikh community say they have been singled out and attacked increasingly in the South Asian nation where radical Islamist militants see them as infidels. … …read more
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has jolted the central Philippines, sending workers out of their offices and causing cracks on a building’s wall. There are no immediate reports of casualties. …read more
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s antitrust authority says it has approved Facebook’s proposed $19 billion takeover of the messaging service WhatsApp. …read more
Brussels (AFP) – The European Union on Friday condemned an Israeli plan to build 2,610 new settler homes in annexed east Jerusalem, calling it “highly detrimental” to diplomatic efforts for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday became the first world leader to hold talks with newly-inaugurated Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, as NATO troops end their long war against the Taliban.
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