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.
The UN's Syria envoy says there won't be a new round of Syria talks for at least another two to three weeks. A flare in fighting and difficulties delivering aid have dashed hopes for a speedy resumption of the process.
Militant groups in Syria have refused to abide by the truce unless government troops stop the violence within 48 hours. The statement comes after President Assad's army bombed rebel strongholds around Damascus.
Washington's decision to stay out of Syria's civil war means it has little sway to compel peace among the warring factions. As a result, the prospects for a sustained cease-fire and eventual peace may be far away.
Despite the high stakes, world powers seemed unable to reach a deal as to how to reinvigorate the Syrian peace process. Russia and the US did at least agree on terms for checking who is violating the truce and how.
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