Tag: Syria

Europe and US Pay Cost of Inaction Against Syria’s Assad

More than half of Syria’s people have fled their homes. Shown, refugees in Turkey on Wednesday. PHOTO:GOKHAN TAN/GETTY IMAGES

Syria isn’t the only conflict that is provoking an exodus to More than half of Syria’s people have fled their homes. Shown, refugees in Turkey on Wednesday.Europe. Millions have also fled their homes in Iraq, and Afghans are increasingly escaping the resurgent Taliban. In those wars, however, the U.S. and European allies are at least trying to address—even if with mixed results—the main causes of displacement….more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/with-refugee-

Syria gas attack: Monitor group says government poisoned civilians

A group monitoring Syria’s civil war posted video showing victims who appear to be suffocating. CBS News cannot confirm the use of chemical weapons. Syria has denied it in the past. President Obama has said their use would cross a “red line.” Clarissa Ward reports on the details of the attack.