Tag Archives: Asma Al-Assad

Video: CNN – Syria First Lady Silent on Violence

Syrian first lady Asma al Assad defended human rights in 2009 in Gaza. Now she’s silent about violence in her country.

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Family photo album gives insight into Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s private life

By: Nick Meo Some believe that Bashar and Asma al-Assad are hiding in a bunker deep beneath Damascus, others that the Syrian president and his wife have relocated to a heavily protected palace in the loyalist city of Latakia. And … Continue reading

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As Syria burns, Assad’s British-born wife goes on £270,000 online shopping spree and imports chandeliers, rugs, sofas, tables and ELEVEN ottomans from London

By: Abul Taher Asma al-Assad, 36, placed the order with exclusive London store DN Designs in the King’s Road, Chelsea, West London Among the 130 items were 11 ottomans costing over £20,000, a dining room table priced at almost £10,000 and a … Continue reading

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Vogue’s Anna Wintour disowns Asma al-Assad

By: Nick Allen The 3,200-word profile, which was published in March 2011, carried the headline “A Rose in the Desert” and described the British-born Mrs Assad as “the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies.” It went on to describe … Continue reading

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Video: UN wives appeal to Asma al-Assad

A new online video has called on Asma al-Assad, the wife of Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, to stand up for peace and stop her husband’s brutal crackdown on anti-government demonstrators. The video was conceived and produced by Huberta von Voss-Wittig, … Continue reading

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Vogue’s flattering article on Syria’s first lady is scrubbed from Web

By: Paul Farhi It may have been the worst-timed, and most tin-eared, magazine article in decades. “Asma al-Assad is glamorous, young, and very chic — the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies,” writer Joan Juliet Buck began her profile … Continue reading

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Asma al-Assad as a hope for peace because she wears Louis Vuitton? Pah

By: Sana Saeed It seems as though the obvious, apparently, needs to be repeated again. Bear with me, it’s painstaking for me too. When Vogue infamously featured Asma al-Assad during the early period of the Syrian uprising in 2011, most … Continue reading

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The poster that illustrates Syria’s anger

How can a London-based writer of Middle Eastern origin protest against the violence in Syria? Here’s one way: enlisting the help of a graphic artist, Shahrazad (a pseudonym) designed this poster expressing her disgust at Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad’s … Continue reading

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Protesters Have Fun With Bashar ‘The Duck’ Assad’s New Nickname

By: Michael Rundle Syrian protesters fighting President Bashar al-Assad have a new tool in their arsenal: an internet meme. Buried in the revelations revealed by a leaked cache of emails between the president and his wife, British-born Asma al-Assad, was … Continue reading

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Getting to know Syria’s first family

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is the face of his country’s regime, but his family members are also believed to wield a powerful influence on issues facing the country. In the past year, as pressure on the regime increased, al-Assad’s inner … Continue reading

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