BRUSSELS Dec 14 The European Union will look at
"all options" to help the Syrian opposition, Herman Van Rompuy,
the president of the European Council, said on Friday.
EU leaders would ask their foreign ministers to look "at
all options to support and help the opposition and to enable the
greater support for the protection of civilians", he told a news
conference after a meeting of EU heads of state and government.
EU foreign ministers on Monday moved towards full
recognition of a the Syrian opposition fighting President Bashar
al-Assad. The European Union decided at the end of November to
review sanctions on Syria every three months instead of every
year, in order to make it easier to equip the rebels.