Syria First Lady Asma Al-Assad 'rejected offer of asylum'
Syria's first lady has said she rejected a deal to offer her safe passage out of the war-torn nation in order to stay by her husband's side.
Asma al-Assad revealed she believed those offering her a new home were trying to undermine her husband Bashar's presidency.
In an interview with Russian state-backed television, she refused to say who made the offer.
Mrs Assad also thanked Russia for its "noble efforts" supporting the regime.
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