British-Syrian political figure who became the First Lady of Syria after she married President of Syria Bashar al-Assad in 2000.
She earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science from King's College London in 1996.
There was a profile about her called A Rose in the Desert published in the March 2011 issue of Vogue magazine.
She and Bashar raised three children: Zein, Karim and Hafez.
Her father-in-law Hafez al-Assad was President of Syria from 1971 to 2000.