News in Brief
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.
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.