KUWAIT: The cassation court sentenced Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah to three years in jail for insulting HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and several dignitaries. Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah, the states Minister of Cabinet Affairs was one of those who filed complaints against the convicted royal.

False claims

The Interior Ministry denied yesterday that a lawyer came forward with evidence to prove that a fake doctor had impersonated a Kuwaiti doctor who had left Kuwait nearly thirty years ago. A lawyer had posted online that he gave police the Bangladeshi man's ID and original passport, in addition to the forged Kuwaiti passport that allegedly belonged to a Kuwaiti man who used to work for the Health Ministry and also served as his sponsor. The Interior Ministry said in a statement yesterday that those claims are not true, and that police had instead called the lawyer who failed to provide any concrete evidence to support his claims. Investigations in the case are still ongoing.

Smuggling foiled

Police arrested an Asian man who brought in opium hidden in sweets in an attempt to smuggle it through Kuwait International Airport. He was sent to the Drugs Control General Department.

Fire put out

Mubarak Al-Kabeer firemen responded to a call about a fire in a vehicle in Dhahar, and put the blaze out. No injuries were reported.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi and Hanan Al-Saadoun