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'Constructive' talks held with Syria's Assad, says Annan

  • United Nations and Arab League envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, has said he has held "very candid and constructive" talks with President Bashar al-Assad.

    Annan told reporters they had "agreed an approach" to bring an end to the conflict.

    Earlier in the week, he admitted his plan to find a solution to the violence had failed to succeed.

    A ceasefire was supposed to begin in mid-April as part of his six-point peace plan.

    Over 15,000 people are reported to have been killed since the start of the anti-government uprising more than a year ago.