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Assad Wife May Lose U.K. Citizenship

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."

March 24, 2012 7:23 AM