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    Envoy Annan to demand ceasefire from Syria's Assad

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    The UN and Arab League's special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, is meeting President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday to press for an immediate ceasefire in the conflict.

    The talks in Damascus come a day after government forces are said to have killed more than 70 people across Syria, mainly in Homs and the northern province of Idlib.

    Annan told a news conference in Cairo on Thursday: