UN and Arab League's envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan
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Syria: Annan holds 'constructive' talks with Assad

The UN and Arab League's envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, has said he has held "constructive and candid" talks with President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.

Mr Assad said Syria faced a national challenge and that a president should not run away from that.

Jim Muir reports.