KUWAIT: The criminal court yesterday sentenced a citizen to life imprisonment over charges of murdering an Egyptian man by deliberately running him over during a fight. The incident took place last October at the Rihab Mall in Hawally, where the main suspect reportedly ran over the victim several times with his car following a fight that started at a video games' shop inside the building. In another case, the court of cassation yesterday set a hearing for July 18 to hear a case filed against Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahd Al-Sabah over slandering the judiciary.

Noon work ban

The Manpower Public Authority's public relations and media manager and official spokesperson Aseel Al-Mezyad said that in implementation of the authority decision to ban working in the open from 11:00 am till 4:00 pm from June 1 to Aug 31, labor inspectors have inspected over 149 worksites that included 159 workers. Mazyad added that in case of any violation, the contractor will be fined KD 100-200 per worker.

Mosque fire

A fire broke out yesterday at a mosque in Subhan, said security sources, noting that firemen from Subhan and Mubarak Al-Kabeer rushed to the scene and managed to control the fire without reporting any casualties.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi