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Syria to Hold June 3 Presidential Vote

The speaker of Syria's parliament has announced that a presidential election will be held on June 3. Incumbent President Bashar al Assad has said he will seek a third term, despite the bloody three-year civil war in his country.   The announcement that the Syrian government would go ahead with presidential elections coincided with the sound of warplanes over the capital and violence in and around all five of Syria's major cities. Parliament Speaker Jihad al Laham made the...

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