'Tehran allows Laden daughter to leave'
A teenaged daughter of Osama bin Laden has been allowed to fly out of Tehran where she had taken refuge in Saudi Arabia's embassy, a Saudi-financed newspaper reported on Friday.
Asharq Al-Awsat said Iman bin Laden arrived in Damascus on a commercial flight on Thursday together with her mother Najwa al-Ghanem, the fugitive al-Qaeda chief's first wife.
The mother of Syrian origin had travelled to Iran from Damascus to collect the teenager, it said.
Asharq Al-Awsat said that Saudi diplomatic efforts had led to her being authorised to leave the Islamic republic, unlike other members of the bin Laden family.
Iman bin Laden, 17, who holds Saudi nationality, escaped her Iranian minders and took refuge in the Saudi embassy in January.
Asharq Al-Awsat reported in late December that 18 members of the bin Laden family missing since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States had been living under house arrest in Iran.