Kuwait leader pardons those convicted of offending him
KUWAIT CITY (AP) - Kuwait's ruler says he is pardoning all those convicted of offending him.
The move is an apparent effort to cool political tensions after last week's parliamentary elections in the Gulf nation.
The official Kuwait News Agency gave no further details on Wednesday about Sheik Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah's announcement. It came during a speech for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
The ruler said the pardon extends to "all" - meaning it would apparently apply to jailed opposition figures and online activists.