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Meet the women of the Alamuddin's

The famous British fiancée of George Clooney is not the only prominent figure of the Alamuddin’s family. Amal’s grandmother is said to be the first women to graduate from the American University of Beirut.

 

But the soon to be bride’s mother got the most attention from foreign media. The Daily Mail describes her beauty as striking and noted her resemblance to Elizabeth Taylor - while the poet Saeed Akl praised her 'Greek' beauty in a poem.

 

Before moving to England with her family in 1976, Baria worked as a TV presenter at Tele Liban. She now works as the foreign news editor of Al-Hayat newspaper. Baria is also a well-known media figure that made numerous appearances as an analyst on Middle Eastern affairs on CNN and Al-Jazeera as well as CNBC, the BBC and Sky News in the UK.

 

She has interviewed numerous heads of state, including former President Hosni Mubarak, King Hussein of Jordan, Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Fidel Castro - and was the last journalist to talk to Indira Gandhi before she died.

 

She once said: 'I speak on behalf of moderate Muslims who are being cast aside in this war against terrorism.'

 

Baria, 66, has been the President of the IAC (International Arab Charity) since 2004 and is a member of the advisory board of the Tallberg Forum in Sweden. She is also a frequent guest speaker and moderator at international conferences.

 

Today, Baria lives with her daughter in Buckinghamshire in a house valued at $1.4million. As for her husband, Ramzi Alamuddin, he moved back to Lebanon back in 1991 and been living there ever since.

I speak on behalf of moderate Muslims who are being cast aside in this war against terrorism.

  • Simon Hokayem (1)

    good for her

    July 3, 2014