Syria's Assad does not lift emergency law

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 30, 2011 8:34 AM

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made no new announcement on Wednesday on lifting emergency law, in force since 1963, in his first comments since pro-democracy protests erupted nearly two weeks ago.

Adviser Bouthaina Shaaban said last week that Syrian authorities would lift emergency law in the country, but she did not give a timetable.

(Editing by Jon Boyle)