The ongoing civil war in Syria has devastated a country that, two and a half years ago, had subsidized health care. Today, with 7 million people displaced, Syria is dealing with a massive humanitarian crisis, as well as an outbreak of polio.
Syrian state TV reports that UN inspectors will be allowed access to the site of alleged chemical weapons attacks in Damascus suburbs. The announcement follows an agreement between the head of the UN delegation and the Syrian foreign minister.
An internal memo circulating in Washington alleges that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons in its civil war with rebels. An estimated 100 to 150 people have have died from detected chemical weapons attacks in Syria to date.