facebook
twitter
search
search

Syria's top diplomat undergoes bypass surgery in Lebanon

March 14, 2014 at 12:47 PM
| License Photo

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 14 (UPI) -- Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem was in stable condition Friday after undergoing bypass surgery in Beirut hospital, medical officials said.

Al-Muallem, 73, was admitted Thursday to the American University of Beirut-Medical Center's intensive care unit under tight security, the Daily Star in Beirut reported.

Al-Muallem has been Syria's top diplomat since 2006. He led the Syrian government delegation at recent peace talks in Geneva, Switzerland, which so far have failed to reach an agreement on a transitional government or end the three-year civil war.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Report: North Korea executed over 1,300 people
Demand for mobile phones in North Korea means two per household
Ex-Auschwitz guard Oskar Groening seeks forgiveness from God
Girl Scouts chapter returns $100K donation that excluded transgender girls
FBI investigating attacks on San Francisco-area Internet cables