Jordan Releases 16 Accused in Alleged Plot, Soothing Royal Rift
Jordanian officials had arrested 18 people earlier in April, accusing them of aiding a former crown prince to foment unrest. All but two were released on Thursday.
Royal Rivalry Bares Social Tensions Behind Jordan’s Stable Veneer
The standoff between King Abdullah II and his half brother, Prince Hamzah, wasn’t just palace intrigue. It hinted at Saudi meddling and highlighted wider tensions within Jordan’s complex society.
Breaking Silence, Jordan’s King Says Royal Family Rift Is Over
The government has accused King Abdullah II’s half brother, Prince Hamzah, of undermining national security, and arrested several of his associates.
As Jordan Seeks to Quell Royal Feud, Allies of Prince Remain in Detention
The country’s royal family said Prince Hamzah had now pledged his loyalty to King Abdullah II. The government banned news outlets and social media users from discussing the rare public show of conflict.
Rift in Jordan’s Royal Leadership Is Soothed, Palace Says
The royal house said King Abdullah II and his estranged half brother, Prince Hamzah, had agreed to mediation measures, easing worries about a destabilizing family feud.
Divided Kingdom: Jordan Shaken by Split Between King and Ex-Crown Prince
A royal rift laid bare. Key figures arrested. Rumors of a failed coup attempt. An intense bout of palace intrigue has knocked Jordan’s image as a reliable bulwark in a turbulent part of the world.
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High-profile arrests rock Jordan.
Jordan Arrests High-Profile Figures, and Ex-Crown Prince Cries Foul
Those arrested included a member of the royal family and a longtime confidant of King Abdullah II. In a dramatic video, the country’s former crown prince says he has been silenced.
Women, 86 Percent Absent From Jordan’s Work Force, Are Left Behind
“As long as women are absent from the labor market, they are absent from the public sphere,” one advocate said.
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