A shop in Kuwait has reportedly been shut down after its owners were caught sticking 'googly eyes' on fish in an attempt to make them appear fresher. Kuwaiti police shut down the fish store on Saturday as its owners were sticking googly eyes on fish to make them appear fresher than they were, the Al Bayan newspaper reported.
At first glance, the old harbor nestled between Burj Hammoud and Jdeideh looks like a postcard from bygone years. The blue and white fishing boats swinging on the water with their billowing red Lebanese maritime flags stand out against a backdrop of hills and sea. At a closer distance, however, the pungent odor of decomposing garbage and the loud, humming noise of trucks are a prelude to a very different reality.