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Olivia Ward is a foreign affairs reporter for the Toronto Star
Friday, March 16, 2012
Real Housewives of the Arab Spring: Dictators’ Big-Spending Spouses Draw Citizens’ Ire
Asma’s jewels, Safia’s stash, Leila’s family fortune. They’re the Baronesses of Bling, the Empresses of Excess.