Syrian president grants amnesty for military penalties only

   May 2, 5:27 pm

Damascus, May 2 (Xinhua-ANI): Syrian President Bashar al-Assad granted Wednesday a general amnesty that covers only the penalties provided in for some articles of the law of military service and military sanctions, state-run SANA news agency reported.

The state TV will host a symposium to explain the details of this amnesty, said SANA.

The Syrian government is facing mounting international criticism over its alleged crackdown on opposition strongholds.

To ease the simmering tension, Assad has granted a set of amnesties that pardoned wanted people who hadn't committed homicide during the year-long crisis. But Wednesday's amnesty came specifically for military penalties only.

More than 2,000 wanted people have turned themselves to the authorities over the past month, said SANA. (Xinhua-ANI)

Sharif accepts Afghan PM's invitation to meet him Nov 29, 5:19 pm
Karachi, Nov. 29 (ANI): Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has accepted the invitation of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to meet him, after formal diplomacy failed to break the deadlock between the two countries.
Full Story
Video shows ISIS militants kicking each other's privates in Afghan-Pak region Nov 29, 5:19 pm
London, Nov. 29 (ANI): A new video released online shows the training regime of ISIS jihadis in which they are kicking each other in their private areas.
Full Story
Queen Nefertiti's tomb may be hidden near Tutankhamun's Nov 29, 3:51 pm
Melbourne, Nov. 29 (ANI): Archeologists have discovered that scans in King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings points to a hidden chamber, which could possibly be the place where Queen Nefertiti was buried.
Full Story
'Climate' summit puts climate protesters under house arrest Nov 29, 3:12 pm
New York, Nov. 29 (ANI): Climate protesters in the French capital have been placed under house arrest ahead of the opening of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris following the state of emergency that was declared after the Paris terrorist attacks two week ago.
Full Story