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Crime


23/05/2019

Fine & good conduct pledge frees ex-member of ISIS

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: The Court of Cassation upheld the verdict issued by a lower court to refrain from penalizing a Kuwaiti woman in her 20s who was accused of joining DAESH in Sinai, Egypt. The court also upheld the verdict issued to impose a fine of KD 500 and obligated her to sign a pledge of good conduct for a period of two years. Lawyer Dr Khalid Al-Khafifa explained that his client became a victim to the calls for “Jihad” made by some scholars. Previously, the Public Prosecution had charged the citizen with joining DAESH and being a member...
23/05/2019

An Egyptian dies, 4 hurt in wall collapse

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: An Egyptian died and four others, including a fire officer, were injured when a three meters high wall collapsed in the basement of a building under construction on Baghdad Street in Salmiya, reports Al-Rai daily. When police and firemen arrived at the scene of the mishap they discovered the wall had come down on the scaffolding. Three Egyptians working on the site were injured and rushed to the Mubarak Al-Kabir Hospital. One of them, 42, was taken to the intensive care after losing consciousness, but died of injuries sustained. A security source said one of the...
23/05/2019

Encroachments razed, citations issued against hawkers, illegal ads removed

Municipality in countrywide campaigns KUWAIT CITY, May 23: Head of the Emergency Team of Hawally Municipality Ahmad Ramadan says the achievements of his team during the month of April included lifting of 108 violations related to encroachment on state properties and issuance of 37 citations for violation of cleanliness regulations. In a press release, he explained that the team also issued 97 warnings against cases of encroachment on state properties, 32 citations against the misuse of road pavements, five citations against hawkers, 53 warnings against the violation of housing bachelors, and four warnings against constructions built on state properties. It...

23/05/2019

Syrian and an Egyptian engage in traffic brawl

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: Police have arrested an Egyptian and a Syrian for exchanging blows following a dispute over the right of way, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily said when the Operations Room of the Interior Ministry received a report on the incident police rushed to the spot and found the men beating each other. They were taken to the police station and the Egyptian said the Syrian blocked his way and refused to move causing traffic disruption and this led to a verbal spat between them and ended in assaulting each other. A case of causing nuisance on a...
22/05/2019

Egyptians assault and insult a Police officer

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: An officer in the Ministry of Interior, with the rank of captain, has filed a complaint accusing three Egyptians of assaulting and insulting him while on duty for issuing them a traffic citation for obstructing the vehicle of one of their compatriots, reports Al-Rai daily. A security source told the daily this happened when the Egyptian complained to the Farwaniya Police Station that he was unable to go to work because his car was blocked by the vehicle of one of the suspects. When the police officer went to deal with the complaint, the owner of...
22/05/2019

Steady decline in number of deportees

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: There has been a steady decline in the number of deportees after 2016 when 31,000 foreigners were sent back home for legal violations. Those deported earlier were either staying illegally in the country after expiration of their residence permit or broke employment rules or had been implicated in criminal cases that included traffic violations and other crimes, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. By Najeh BilalAl-Seyassah / Arab Times Staff

22/05/2019

Philippines to hold second autopsy

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: The body of Constancia Lago Dayag, the Filipina domestic worker who was rushed by an ambulance on May 14 to the Al Sabah Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival, will be flown to Manila on Thursday at 2:00 am on board Kuwait Airways Flight No. KU-417. The body is set to arrive on the same day at 4:40 in Manila, disclosed on Wednesday Philippine Charge d’ Affaires Mohd Noordin Pendosina Lomondot. “Through our strong representation with the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the concerned Kuwaiti authorities gave us the clearance to bring home the...
22/05/2019

Man in Dubai jailed for filming inappropriate video of female tenant

A 47-year-old Arab manager was sentenced to nine months in Dubai prison and deportation for filming a female tenant without her consent. He also tried to sexually harass the victim.  The 49-year-old victim had rented a flat owned by the accused when the incident occurred. The defendant installed hidden cameras in the apartment and threatened to leak the victim's naked videos, Emarat Al Youm reported.    According to the public prosecutor's investigation, the victim said that she had met the accused after contacting him to help her ship few belongings to her country.  She had found his number in a magazine...
22/05/2019

Boss hides drugs in employee's car to get his UAE visa cancelled

An employer in Ras Al Khaimah has allegedly ordered a man to hide narcotics in her employee's car - just so she could have him arrested, deported and get his visa cancelled. An investigation launched by the Ras Al Khaimah Police led to the arrest of four people: a drug addict who admitted to the crime; the husband of the employer; the employer; and the woman's nephew. The group reportedly agreed to frame up the Asian employee so they could get him deported. According to the indictment sheet, the main defendant confessed that he placed the drugs in the complainant's...

22/05/2019

Ajman Police issue advisory for women shoppers

Ajman Police have issued an advisory for women shoppers, urging them not to leave their personal belongings in the shopping cart at stores. Also read: Handbag thieves in court after robbing women in Dubai In a brief statement issued on social media, Ajman Police particularly warned women shoppers in UAE to not leave their personal bag in the shopping trolley as it makes them an easy target for thieves, who would take advantage while shoppers are distracted selecting items in a store. Also read: Rob this UK shop and get cash reward With the advent of Ramadan, families throng to...
22/05/2019

UAE expat brutally murders girlfriend, then surrenders to police

A young expat surrendered himself to the police after brutally murdering his girlfriend in UAE. According to a statement issued by the Ajman Police, a 20-year-old Arab man killed his girlfriend and injured his coworker over suspicions that they were having an affair - and then handed himself over to the police.Ahmed Said Al Nuaimi, Director of Criminal Investigations Department at Ajman Police, said that the accused - who works as a security guard - entered Al Shamil police station in blood-stained clothes and confessed to murdering his girlfriend and co-worker.  A team of investigators rushed to the crime scene...
22/05/2019

3 scammers arrested in Dubai for issuing hundreds of illegal SIM cards, financial fraud

A three-member gang stood on trial before the Dubai Criminal Court for illegally issuing hundreds of SIM cards and using them for phone scams. One of the defendants, a mobile store owner, issued the SIM cards under the customer's name without their knowledge, Emarat Al Youm reported. A witness in the case, an African worker, said he was surprised to be brought in for questioning by the police. The witness said that he went to a shop in Jebel Ali to buy a new SIM card. They took a copy of his Emirates ID and fingerprint but the shopkeeper told...