Three young men detained in Moscow for throwing flares at US ambassador’s residenceWorld October 25, 22:02
Kremlin gives no comment on alleged US carte blanche to Russia for Aleppo operationRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 25, 21:44
German ARD TV channel to go any length to win case against Russian athlete — lawyerSport October 25, 21:24
Russian, German top diplomats discuss humanitarian situation in Aleppo — ministryRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 25, 20:09
Russia moves up to 40th place in Doing Business-2017 rating — World BankBusiness & Economy October 25, 20:04
Russia hopes to receive roadmap from IPC on Paralympic membership soonSport October 25, 20:03
Lukoil warns about fake "namesake" company in UKBusiness & Economy October 25, 19:39
Russia keeps urging West to set up wide coalition against terrorismRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 25, 19:37
The farthest shore: peaceful images of Russia's Primorsky KraiSociety & Culture October 25, 19:17
NEW YORK, June 23. /ITAR-TASS/. Osama bin Laden, who was considered world’s terrorist number one, and his family were among the clients of a former unit of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), The Wall Street Journal reported, citing German custom authorities.
German tax officials confiscated two containers filled with account documents from private bank Coutts, former RBS unit, last year. After analyzing the files containing details of suspected German tax evaders, the custom authorities found out that the members of the bin Laden family were among the bank’s clients.
The Royal Bank of Scotland denied any links to Osama bin Laden and his family. “We didn’t take care of Osama bin Laden’s financials at any point of time, nor did we deal with his immediate relatives,” said the RBS official statement.
Among bin Laden’s relatives are some highly respected businessmen. For instance, one of them is the owner of Saudi Binladen Group, the largest construction company in Saudi Arabia.
Osama bin Laden, the founder of al-Qaeda terrorist organization, was killed on May 2, 2011, in Pakistan’s Abottabad (located around 100km from capital Islamabad) in the special operation carried out by US Navy Seals.