Assad Wife May Lose U.K. Citizenship

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (C), his wife Asma (R) and French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand (2dL) leave the Grand Palais after they visit the exhibition dedicated to French painter Claude Monet on December 11, 2010 in Paris at the end of their official visit in France. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Asma al-Assad, the glamorous but increasingly hated wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, could lose her British citizenship. The British Home Office is looking at the possibility of revoking her passport even though she was born in London and only left Britain in 2000 to marry. The European Union slapped a travel ban and an asset freeze on her Friday but cannot stop her from going home to Britain. The home secretary, however, does have the power to take away someone's citizenship if deemed "conducive to the public good."

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