Zaheen Khouri

Age: 31   Sex: Female   Location: Damascus, Syria   Occupation: Teacher  |  Marital Status: Married   Children: 1

Appearance: Always among the prettiest girls in school growing up, Zaheen wears a dark pants suit and lets her hair flow freely off her shoulders. She sometimes gets strange looks from older, conservative men in Damascus but she doesn't care. She and her brother Ali have the same wiry, twiggish frame.

Political Slant: One of the more progressive Sunni women in Syria, Zaheen has her masters in Philosophy from Damascus University. While aware of the internal problems apparent in her country, she has plans to eventually leave the Middle East and teach Arabic abroad.