Kuwait is hosting an international donor conference to secure aid for Syrian refugees. The UN says it needs at least one billion dollars over the next six montnhs.
More support for the opposition and more humanitarian aid for civil war victims are among the demands of Syria’s interim government, which has been campaigning for understanding and help in Berlin.
The second round of the Syria peace talks has ended without making any progress. No date has been set for representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition to meet face-to-face again.
Syrian state media have reported both that efforts to evacuate people from the besieged old city of Homs are under way, and that the government will attend the next round of the "Geneva II" peace talks.
A second round of peace talks between Syria's regime and opposition has begun with the two sides trading blame for deadly violence. Hundreds of people have been killed and food aid has been disrupted in recent days.
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