Bin Laden son moves to Qatar
Egypt denied entry to one of Osama bin Laden's sons on Sunday, becoming the third country to reject him. Omar Osama bin Laden, 27, and his British wife arrived at Cairo International Airport over the weekend and were promptly put on a plane to Qatar.
Bin Laden was denied entry after he unsuccessfully sought political asylum in Spain, claiming he would not be safe if he returned to an Arab country. The couple had lived in Egypt for the past year, the AP reported.
One of the al-Qaeda leader's 19 children, Omar Osama bin Laden caused a tabloid storm last year after he married Zaina Alsabah, a British citizen. Upon arrival in Qatar, Alsabah, 52, told the Associated Press the two were looking to eventually move to bin Laden's native Saudi Arabia.
"We are staying here as long as it takes, we are working with the U.N. and the U.S. embassy to help us getting back to Saudi Arabia," she said. "I was very surprised at the Egyptian government's stance."
Spain's interior minister has confirmed that bin Laden's son was deported because his asylum application did not meet any Spanish requirements.