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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.