Arab League chief Amr Moussa to meet with Assad

Arab League chief Amr Moussa met with Syria's foreign minister on Thursday to seek Syrian help to end the long-running political crisis in neighboring Lebanon. Moussa also was set to meet later Thursday with Syrian President Bashar Assad after his talks with Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem. Moussa arrived in Syria earlier Thursday from Lebanon, where he held two days of talks with rival Lebanese leaders. The Lebanese As-Safir daily newspaper reported that Moussa also met with an Iranian foreign ministry envoy in Beirut Tuesday night who assured Moussa of Tehran's support for his mediation efforts. He is due to return to Lebanon later Thursday.