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 than 10 million people in Syria are in need of assistance. International aid organizations are doing their best to reduce suffering there - but armed opposition groups are hindering their work.
Syrian President Bashar Assad has been sworn in for his third term, as the country's civil war continues. Those who oppose his rule denounced his re-election last month as a farce.
Bashar Assad is now seen as less of a threat than the ISIS militants in the Syrian civil war. But experts warn attempting to make an ally of the regime in Damascus is not in the West's interest.
The country is racked by war; millions of citizens have been displaced. Nonetheless, Syria is holding a presidential election on Tuesday (03.06.2014). There are three candidates, but the outcome is a foregone conclusion.
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