. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Syria Talks Urged

DAMASCUS () -- Syrian President Hafez al-Assad met U.S. peace envoy Dennis Ross on Wednesday to discuss ways to revive stalled peace talks after the election of Israel's new hardline Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Presidential spokesman Joubran Kourieh said Foreign Minister Farouq al-Shara, and Damascus' ambassador to the United States, Walid al-Mualem, attended the meeting in the town of Qardaha, 320 kilometers north of Damascus.