Friday, March 23, 2012

Syria Leader's UK-Born Wife Faces Travel Ban

The British-born wife of Syrian president Bashar al Assad will be banned from travelling to European countries, EU ministers have announced - although the UK is not included.

EU foreign ministers gathering in Brussels for talks on Syria backed proposals to impose an assets freeze and travel ban on "Assad's wife, mother, sister and sister-in-law" as well as eight other figures close to the president.

The ban will prevent Asma Assad from travelling to all EU countries - but not the UK, since she retains British citizenship. Read More