Protesting the Syrian elections

Syrians voted today in a presidential election in which Bashar al-Assad is looking to tighten his grip on power as his forces battle rebels in a devastating three-year war. Assad faces two little-known challengers and is expected to win, despite a massive rebellion and a war the UN has warned is likely to drag on even longer as a result of the vote.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 12:05 - GMT 09:05