President Assad to meet President Medvedev in Moscow

Syrian President Bashar Assad will arrive in Moscow next week to meet with his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvdev, Army Radio reported Thursday. Among other issues, the two leaders will discuss Syria's indirect talks with Israel and the Iranian nuclear plan, sources in Damascus told Al-Hayat Newspaper. According to the Syrian sources, Russia was still interested in hosting a peace summit of Middle Eastern nations, as a follow up to the 2007 Annapolis summit, hosted by the United States.