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De­por­tee ‘con­verts to Chris­tian­ity’:

A video clip has gone vi­ral of a Le­banese man, speak­ing in a Kuwaiti dialect and iden­ti­fied only as Samir, re­ports Al-Rai daily.

Samir who pre­ferred to keep his fam­ily name anony­mous, ap­pears in a video clip with some Kuwaiti tourists in Le­banon speak­ing in the Kuwaiti dialect be­cause he was with the Kuwaiti tourists, said he has con­verted to Chris­tian­ity af­ter re­turn­ing from Kuwait.

Samir came to Kuwait when he was four years un­til he was de­ported in 2009 af­ter serv­ing sev­eral jail terms for crimes re­lated to drug abuse.

Blog­ger fined KD 5,000:

The Ap­peals Cir­cle of the Court of Mis­de­meanors re­cently up­held the ver­dict of the lower court and fined a blog­ger KD 5,000 for in­sult­ing the well-known UAE fe­male singer Ah­lam, re­ports Al-Sha­hed daily.

Lawyers for the plain­tiff said they will file a civil suit for ma­te­rial com­pen­sa­tion for caus­ing moral dam­age and soil­ing the rep­u­ta­tion of their client.

At­tempt to rob Asian foiled:

An uniden­ti­fied bedoun has been handed over to the po­lice by some pedes­tri­ans af­ter he at­tempted to rob an Asian at knife­point, re­ports Al-Rai daily.

The daily added, the pedes­tri­ans over­pow­ered the sus­pect in Mah­boula and called the Op­er­a­tions Room of the In­te­rior Min­istry.

A se­cu­rity source said passersby heard shouts for help from the Asian and rushed to his res­cue.

Dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion the bedoun de­nied the charge and said he was only in­volved in an ar­gu­ment with the vic­tim over some dif­fer­ences.

Then Asian and the bedoun have been re­ferred to the au­thor­i­ties for in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Bomb ‘harm­less’:

A clock shaped like dy­na­mite bomb was dis­cov­ered in a lot in Man­gaf area.

When the Op­er­a­tions Room of Min­istry of In­te­rior re­ceived in­for­ma­tion from a Kuwaiti cit­i­zen about the dis­cov­ery of a dy­na­mite bomb, se­cu­ri­ty­men rushed to the lo­ca­tion with paramedics and bomb squad. They closed the road and re­quested peo­ple to evac­u­ate the area while the bomb squad han­dled the con­trap­tion, which turned out to be harm­less.

They checked the area but did not find any ex­plo­sives. Nec­es­sary ac­tion was taken.

Sources re­vealed that some web­sites on the In­ter­net sell such items that are shaped as hand grenade or weapon.

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