KUWAIT: The public prosecution yesterday decided shelving cases filed by local lawyers against media figure Fajr Al-Saeed over her call to normalize relations with the Zionist entity. Commenting on the decision, Saeed tweeted that the complaints filed against her by some lawyers over her new year wish to normalize relations with Israel were shelved over lack of jurisdiction.

Call to shift embassies
Municipal Council member Hamad Al-Medlej urged the foreign ministry to remove all embassies from residential areas inhabited by citizens to avoid what he described as “violation of privacy”. “How long do we have to put up with such violations, starting with bachelors and now embassies,” he demanded, referring to a recent demonstration by some Bangladeshi workers outside their country’s embassy in Khaldiya.

Dead newborn found in trash
The body of a newborn baby was found near a garbage container in Farwaniya. Security sources said the body was referred to forensics to determine the cause of death – whether the baby had died of the severe cold, was stillborn or had been killed. Security sources added that detectives will use the surveillance cameras in the neighborhood in an attempt to identify the culprits.

Worshipper dies
A 67-year-old bedoon collapsed during ablution before Isha prayer at a mosque in Doha, said security sources, noting that on arriving at the scene, paramedics found the man had died due to a stroke.

Cig smuggling foiled
Nuwaiseeb customs inspectors foiled an attempt to smuggle 300 packs of cigarettes into Saudi Arabia. Security sources said the driver was arrested and the vehicle was impounded pending further investigations