(Levantine pronunciation: or) born 11 August 1975, née Asmaal-Akhras , is the British-Syrian First Lady of Syria. Born, raised and educated in the United Kingdom by Syrian-born parents, she graduated from King's College London in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in computer science and French literature. She briefly pursued a career in international investment banking before moving to Syria to marry President Bashar al-Assad in December 2000.
29.05.2012 [Daily Mail] - Before Cambridge she attended an all-girl's high school along with now-Syrian First Lady AsmaAl-Assad, about whom she has a few choice words to say. She said she was 'shocked' after reading the emails obtained by The Guardian which showed Mrs Assad
01.06.2012 [Alaska Dispatch] - STOCKHOLM, Sweden — When a member of the hacker group Anonymous in February posted online the email addresses and passwords of Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian President, his wife Asmaal-Assad, and countless other senior figures in the regime
27.05.2012 [The Guardian] - One email, dating from mid-December last year, was sent to both Bashar and Asmaal-Assad by her father, the London-based cardiologist Fawaz Akhras. It drew their attention to a Channel 4 documentary, Syria's Torture Machine, which was about to be aired
25.05.2012 [Irish Times] - Asmaal-Assad, the British-born wife of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, became infamous for her Louboutin heels while the people of their country suffered. Favourite painting : Hellelil and Hildebrand .
22.05.2012 [Scoop.co.nz] - A variation on the R2P re-emerged when European foreign ministers targeted the financial assets of AsmaAl Assad, the wife of President Assad, over alleged spendthrift shopping habits in the midst of her country's violent turmoil.