EU imposes sanctions on Syrian leader Assad
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is imposing sanctions against Syrian President Bashar Assad over the continuing crackdown on anti-government protesters, in which more than 900 people have reportedly been killed.
Earlier, the 27-nation EU sanctioned 13 people with links to the Syrian regime, but Assad was not among them.
Meanwhile, the killing of anti-government protesters has continued.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague, heading into a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, said Monday expanding the sanctions to include the Syrian president was "the right thing to do."