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Car crashes into gate

KUWAIT: A citizen recently lost control over his vehicle and drove it into the gate of a religious studies’ institute in Yarmouk. The driver defended himself by saying that he did it to avoid colliding with another vehicle. A case was filed and further investigations are in progress.

Security campaign In line with the ministry of information’s strategy and constant efforts to maintain security in all areas, Ahmadi security forces recently launched an inspection campaign in Ahmadi, which resulted in the arrest of 50 fugitives and illegal residents, 15 people with possession of drugs and impounding 22 vehicles.

Activist sentenced Twitter activist Hamed Boyabes was yesterday sentenced to a one year in prison and a KD 500 bail to suspend the verdict after he was found guilty of slandering the government of the United Arab Emirates. Meanwhile, a court recently acquitted citizens Ali Al-Barrak, Saud Al-Mutairi and Hamad Al-Qohaidi from charges of harboring former MP Musallam Al-Barrak.

Blackout A power failure yesterday caused a threehour blackout at noon time in Fintas, the Ministry of Electricity and Water said in a statement. It did not disclose the causes of the blackout.

Protest Chairman of the Public Ports Authority’s employees syndicate Abdullah Al-Serhaid warned of failure to give employees their due rights, and threatened to escalate the issue into protest unless their demands were met. Serhaid explained that, in view of the special nature of their jobs, ports’ employees have been demining some incentives and allowances.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun and Meshaal Al-Enezi

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This article was published on 29/06/2015