President Assad of Syria smiling with his wife Asma.
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EU to ban entry for 12 people close to President Assad

The European Union is expected to ban 12 people close to the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, from travelling to EU countries.

They include President Assad's British-born wife, Asma.

Measures that also include an asset freeze are expected to be approved by EU foreign ministers when they meet in Brussels.

The BBC's Chris Morris reports from Brussels.

  • 23 Mar 2012