Tuesday , August 21 2018


Woman acquitted of posting offensive tweets – Court hears case against fuel price hike

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 20: The Misdemeanor Court of First Instance acquitted a Kuwaiti woman who was accused of posting offensive remarks on her Twitter account. According to the case file, a Kuwaiti citizen filed a petition against the woman at the Public Prosecution, saying the suspect posted on her Twitter …

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Kuwaiti citizen and a Bedoun possession of ‘Kabti’ drugs

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 20: A Kuwaiti citizen and a Bedoun man were arrested in Saad Al-Abdullah area in possession of ‘Kabti’ drugs, drug paraphernalia, a knife and a luxury watch worth KD 10,000. According to security sources, Jahra securitymen were patrolling Saad Al-Abdullah area when they suspected a vehicle and …

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Royal jailed for insults

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 20, (AFP): A Kuwaiti court sentenced a ruling family member to three years in prison on Tuesday on charges of insulting Kuwait’s ruler and other royals. Any criticism of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah can result in charges of insulting him. Dozens …

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Bangladeshi laborer disguised as medical practitioner held for stealing medicines

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: Farwaniya security operatives arrested a Bangladeshi laborer disguised as a medical practitioner for stealing medicines from hospitals to serve his community. A security source said security operatives from Farwaniya led by Brigadier Saleh Al-Enzi pursued and arrested the suspect following information the sector received about his …

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Ten ‘drunk’ Sri Lankans & Indians held for fighting face deportation

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: The Director- General of the Hawally Security Directorate Brigadier Abideen Al-Abideen has ordered the deportation of 10 men — Sri Lankan and Indians after they were caught for fighting when under the influence of alcohol, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added, the arrest came after someone …

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CID personnel nab three Africans for selling fake US dollar bills

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: Personnel from the Criminal Investigations Department have arrested three Nigerians for selling fake US dollar bills to expatriates, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added, the Nigerians did not deny that they were money launderers. They also said they had for sale a kind of black powder, …

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Shimmari, tried by Aussie court for allegedly supporting IS, a ‘bedoun’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: Mohammad Mutlaq Hantoush Keyad Al-Shimmari who is being tried by an Australian court for allegedly openly professing his supporting for the Islamic State or the so-called DAESH is a bedoun, reports Al-Rai daily. According to security sources the suspect was born in July 1989. After completing …

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Thief of Kuwaiti’s car in Egypt demands ransom

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 17: The Kuwait Embassy in Cairo did not respond to the request of a Kuwaiti citizen Meshal Al-Mutairi who asked for help to find his vehicle which was stolen in Nasser City by an unknown individual who threatened to hurt him and destroy his vehicle if he …

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‘Number of drug addicts in Kuwait around 70,000’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Head of the Kuwait Pharmaceutical Association pharmacist Hani Zachariah was recently quoted as saying there are approximately 70,000 drug addicts in Kuwait, reports Annahar daily. Which means, Zachariah affirmed, roughly calculated there are 7 drug addicts among every 300 people, most of them young people. He …

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Customs confiscates animals; ‘Find my parrot’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Customs officers at the Doha port have seized two monkeys, a falcon and two Hubara (Bustard) birds from a dhow which arrived from Iran, reports Al-Shahed daily. The confiscated animals and birds have been referred to the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs & Fish Resources (PAAAFR). …

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