(Levantine pronunciation: or) born 11 August 1975, née Asma al-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.
27.12.2012 [Israel Hayom] - And it was less than two years ago that Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue and commandant of the fashionistas, was celebrating First Lady AsmaAssad as “a rose in the desert,” whose “style is not the couture-and-bling dazzle of Middle Eastern power but a
14.12.2012 [The Guardian] - The one I enjoy most is by the Lebanese artist, Tania Khoury, "Tale of the Dictator's Wife", featuring AsmaAssad and her obsession with expensive shoes. She is played by Dina Mousawi, who goes on ordering one expensive pair after another on the
05.12.2012 [Al-Arabiya] - Assad considering political asylum in Latin America if toppled: report. Wednesday, 05 December 2012. Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife, Asma. Assad previously rejected Western and Arab countries' asylum offers. (Reuters). Tweet
04.12.2012 [National Review Online] - If the European capitals don't tempt her, perhaps she might consider a position as ambassador to Syria, whose first lady, AsmaAssad, Vogue dubbed “A Rose in the Desert” in a glowing profile of the Assads published as the bloodshed there was beginning.