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Asma Al Assad

No Shoes for You

Kimann Schultz | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Kimann Schultz

So a "red line" appears only in conjunction with chemical weapons? I get it, that there is a treaty to which President Obama's illustrative ultimatum refers -- I also know how susceptible the masses are to quotable quips.

What Is This Dictator's Wife Wearing On Her Wrist?

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts and Timothy Stenovec | Posted 08.20.2013 | Technology

As Syria descends further into civil war, the country's first lady will be keeping track of how many steps she takes, calories she burns, hours she sl...

Syrian President Has The World's Worst Email Password

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 09.07.2012 | Technology

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's private email address was His password was 1234. This absurd factoid about the now-floundering...

How Vogue's Notorious Asma al-Assad Profile Came To Be

The Daily Beast | Joan Juliet Buck | Posted 07.30.2012 | Media

Late in the afternoon of Dec. 1, 2010, I got a call from a features editor at Vogue. She asked if I wanted to go to Syria to interview the first lady,...

An Open Letter to Michelle Bachelet: For Syria, We Must Act Now

Rachida Dati | Posted 08.18.2012 | World
Rachida Dati

We must not be guilty of not having done enough for the Syrian people. Let us not limit ourselves to what, institutionally, we can or cannot do. We must act.

What It Really Takes To Be In 'Vogue'

Salon | Posted 06.12.2012 | Women

"Extremely thin and very well-dressed, and therefore qualified to be in Vogue" is a memorable quote from the former editor of French Vogue, first issu...

We Must All Do Our Bit Against Assad; You Too, Asma

Sheila Lyall Grant | Posted 07.15.2012 | World
Sheila Lyall Grant

Women who seek and assume responsibility in their societies cannot relinquish it when the situation gets difficult by lapsing into the "I am just the spouse" role. Does Asma Assad want to be remembered as a second Elena Ceausescu of the Middle East?

An Open Letter to Asma al-Assad

Cecilia Attias | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Cecilia Attias

Why are we not talking about Syria? How can we forget those who are suffering in this way? Have we learned to accept the unacceptable?

On the Public Shaming of Asma al-Assad

Ming Holden | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Ming Holden

If our own American Secretary of State must "out-tough the guys" instead of saying all that she wishes she could, what hope have we for Asma? What right have we to blame her?

Mr. And Mrs. Assad Fight To Salvage Image

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

BEIRUT, April 18 (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma were shown on Syrian state TV packing food aid, an apparent effort to burni...

Letter To Asma Al Assad: 'Stop Your Husband'

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2012 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, April 17 (Reuters) - The wives of U.N. ambassadors from Britain and Germany targeted Syria's first...

Syria: Should We Be Stunned by Asma al-Assad's Emails?

Lou YK | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Lou YK

The fact that, at the age of 25, Asma al-Assad made a decision to court and marry a man who was being groomed to be the next totalitarian dictator of Syria is a reflection of her character.

Asma al-Assad: To Shop or Not To Shop?

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Anushay Hossain

The fact that she is buying $6,000 shoes as Syrians bleed to their death, slaughtered by their own government, is utterly disgusting, but why should we be surprised? Do we really expect Asma to be kinder, more gentle of a figure just because she is a woman? Apparently so.

Asma Assad, First Lady Of Syria, To Be Added To European Union Sanctions Blacklist

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 03.20.2012 | Style

A week after details of her controversial spending sprees surfaced, Syria's first lady Asma Assad is being dealt another blow. The Daily Telegraph rep...

Brutal Dictator's Wife A 'Rose In The Desert'

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2012 | World

By Maria Golovnina LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) - She was supposed to be the gentler face of a would-be reformist regime. Now Asma al-As...

WATCH Jon Stewart Mocks Syrian President Bashar Assad

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.16.2012 | Comedy

Saying he was "sick of the elections," Jon Stewart turned to international news on Thursday night's "Daily Show." Stewart examined the revelations...

Asma al-Assad, First Lady Of Syria, Has A Major Shopping Habit

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 03.15.2012 | Style

According to the United Nations, over 7,500 people have died in Syria since President Bashar Assad's government began cracking down on protesters a ye...

Vogue's Anna Wintour Invited to White House Dinner on One Year Anniversary of Mrs. Assad Profile

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Richard Grenell

The White House State Dinner invitation for Anna Wintour is yet another signal that Obama doesn't understand how important Syria's future is to U.S. national security.

Syrian President's Wife Speaks Out

Posted 02.07.2012 | World

In a rare public statement, Bashar Assad's wife has sent an email to the Times for publication. Her message is clear; the Syrian first lady stands fir...

Arab Spring/Islamist Fall

Ken Blackwell | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
Ken Blackwell

The Scriptures tell us that the ruler does not bear the sword for nothing, but to be a terror to evildoers. In vast swaths of the Arab world, however, the ruler is the evildoer.

A Look At Embattled Dictators' Spouses

Posted 06.20.2011 | World

United Nations sources claim Britain and France are hoping to slap Muammar Gaddafi's second wife with sanctions that would prevent her from using her ...

Syria Is in Vogue, Teen Blogger Is in Jail

Wendy Brandes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Brandes

If you were a magazine editor or writer, what kind of story would you write if you got access to the attractive, stylish first lady of a dictator?

Princess Letizia & Asma Al-Assad Meet In Madrid: Fashion Face-Off! (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Syria's first couple paid a visit to Madrid on Sunday...resulting in a fashion face-off! Princess Letizia opted for an orange dress with a flower at t...

Asma Al Assad: Syria's First Lady And All-Natural Beauty (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Nour Akkad | Posted 03.15.2012 | Style

A couple weeks ago headlines were made when Syrian First Lady, Asma Al Assad invited the Obamas to Damascus. HuffPost readers ended up commenting more...

HuffPost's Senior Style Editor Discusses The World's Most Fashionable First Ladies (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Senior Style Editor Anya Strzemien (that's me!) recently appeared on NBC's 'Gossip Gram' with Roseanne Colletti to chat about the world's most fashion...