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.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said any talks with the United States would have to be based on mutual respect. Some 440,000 people in Syria are living under siege conditions, according to the UN.
The trail of a mother who left Germany and traveled to Syria early last year with her two young children has begun. The woman is charged with preparing a serious act of violent subversion.
The UN Children's Fund has warned that ever more children are at risk of becoming disenfranchised. The statements followed a new report on the the international community's failure to mitigate Syria's civil war.
The Turkish government has responded to US top diplomat John Kerry's apparent willingness to negotiate with Bashar al-Assad. Turkey says you cannot negotiate with a regime that kills its own people.