سجل بنك مسقط نموا بنسبة 26% في أرباحه الصافية للربع الثالث من العام الجاري، لتبلغ 25.2 مليون ريال (65.5 مليون دولار)، مقارنة بـ20 مليون ريال (52 مليون دولار) في الفترة نفسها من العام الماضي.
وأظهرت النتائج المالية للبنك تحقيقه ربحا صافـياً قــدره 72.2 مـليون ريـال خـلال فـترة التسعـة أشـهر المنـتهـية فـي 30 سبتمبر2010 مقارنة بالربح الصافي البالغ 80.4 مليون ريال المحقق خلال نفس الفترة من العام 2009.
وجنب البنك مخصصات بقيمة 30 مليون ريال لمجابهة الخسائر المحتملة خلال فترة التسعة أشهر المنتهية في 30 سبتمبر 2010 مقابل مخصصات بلغت 68.7 مليون ريال خلال ذات الفترة من العام 2008.
وشهد صافي محفظة القروض والسلفيات الخاصة بالبنك زيادة بنسبة 5% ليصل إلى 4.1 مليار ريال في 30 سبتمبر 2010 مقابل 3.92 مليارات ريال في الفترة المنتهية في 30 سبتمبر 2009.
Khadr's trial, which started two months ago in Guantanamo, had been postponed due to the illness of his military lawyer, lt.col. Jon Jackson, who had collapsed during the trial at the navy base in Cuba.
Jackson refused to comment on the sentence.
Sources told Al Arabiya that the Pentagon was under pressure to accept the plea deal less than a month before the midterm elections. The deal would also save the U.S. government the embarrassment of having to try a detainee who was a minor—15 years old—when he was said to have committed his alleged war crimes. At the same time, the deal would guarantee that khadr serve the full sentence he was handed in his trial by the Guantanamo Military Commission.
Khadr’s case had received a lot of international attention due to his Canadian citizenship, his young age and the allegations of torture he directed against his interrogators. Khadr, now 24, was captured in Afghanistan in 2002 after a firefight where he was severely injured. He challenged accusations by saying he was threatened with rape and death if he didn't admit to throwing the grenade that killed Sgt. Speer.
Khadr is the only person accused by the United States of killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan, where more than 1,200 US soldiers have been killed since the beginning of the war.
The government and defense had painted two vastly different pictures of Khadr during the beginning of the trial in August: the prosecution claimed he was a hardened terrorist who admitted to being proud of planning to kill Americans. They showed a video of him planting explosive devises in Afghanistan. His defense disputes the assessment and says Khadr was a child who was pressured by his father, a follower of Bin Laden, to join an Al Qaeda cell in Afghanistan.