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Saudi Offers Two-Month Amnesty for Weapon Handover

Saudi Arabia, battling a wave of militant violence, announced a two-month amnesty Tuesday during which citizens can surrender unlicensed weapons without penalty. An Interior Ministry statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency called on Saudis to “make use of this opportunity and hand over unlicensed weapons.” Those who did not comply would be punished, it said.The move comes less than a week after Riyadh announced a one-month amnesty for al Qaeda militants — who have been waging a year-long wave of attacks targeting expatriates, government buildings and officials, and oil-related facilities — to give themselves up.Full Story

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