Syria: Sanctions imposed on Bashar al-Assad's wife
23 March 2012 Last updated at 13:49 GMT
EU foreign ministers have imposed a travel ban and asset freeze on the UK-born wife of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and other family members.
Asma al-Assad is among 12 people added to the sanctions list, which already includes her husband.
The ban cannot stop her from travelling to the UK. The BBC's Jonny Dymond reports.