Crime

Five Kuwaitis acquitted of fighting for, funding ISIL

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 8: The Criminal Court has acquitted five citizens of participating in the fight and funding the banned group – ISIL. Four of the accused have allegedly fought against the Iraqi Army in Biyaji area and various parts of Syria. Earlier, the Public Prosecution charged four of the …

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Kuwaiti, Bangladeshi duo held in visa trafficking

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 8: The Jahra police have taken into custody a 20-year-old Kuwaiti and two Bangladeshis for trafficking in visas and selling each visa for KD 1,000, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, as soon as the Deputy Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department in the Jahra Governorate received …

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Asian held with 103 liquor bottles

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 8: An Asian expatriate was arrested in Mahboula area in possession of 103 bottles of locally manufactured liquor. According to security sources, Ahmadi securitymen were patrolling Mahboula area when they noticed an individual opening the trunk of his vehicle. As soon as the latter noticed the security …

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Less number of people killed in car accidents – 618 deaths reported in Dec, 2015

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 8: The Public Relations Department at Kuwait Municipality revealed the number of deaths recorded in December 2015 reached 618, besides 113 others who were repatriated to their countries, reports Al-Seyassah daily quoting the latest statistics issued by the Funeral Affairs Department in the Municipality. The statistics showed …

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Chaos as licence, ‘Iqama’ link move provokes public unease – ‘Time wasted, absence from work’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 7: The decision issued by the Ministry of Interior to link the validity of the driving license with the duration of residence permit has negatively affected the traffic departments in most governorates, particularly the Farwaniya Governorate due to the number of persons who filed to renew their …

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1,272 arrested in vegetable market raid

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 7: Security agencies in the Ministry of Interior continued the security campaigns in various parts of the country, the latest of which was the recent intensive campaign at the vegetable market in Sulaibiya area. This resulted in the arrest of 1,272 people who violated the Residency Law, …

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‘Abu Rateb’ leader of Syrian rebel group killed – Dead men still own weapons?

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 7: The leader of Syrian rebel group Ahrar al-Sham Al-Islamiya (the Islamic Movement of the Free Men in the Levant) in Homs province has been killed in an ambush, according to a statement from the group, reports Al-Rai daily. The killing of Abu Rateb al-Homsi Tuesday evening …

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Kuwaiti critically hurt in crash

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 7: A Kuwaiti citizen sustained several injuries when his SUV crashed into a heavy vehicle in Hadiya area. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the accident, securitymen rushed to the location with firefighters and paramedics. Firefighters pulled out …

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Huge quantity of local liquor seized

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 7: Securitymen from Ahmadi Security Directorate arrested two expatriates in Mangaf for the possession of 243 bottles of local liquor. While patrolling late at night in the area, the officers got suspicious when they noticed the erratic movement of a Japanesemade vehicle. When the officers signaled for …

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Campaign nets in 3,781 lawbreakers – Thousands of illegal expats, criminals held in raids

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 6, (KUNA): In its campaign to nab lawbreakers, the Ministry of Interior combed the suburb of Bneid Al-Gar where it arrested 3,781 lawbreakers, a press statement by the ministry said on Wednesday. A strong show of force was carried out by ministry personnel on the scene in …

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