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 Bassem Awadallah: holds dual Jordanian-Saudi citizenship and served as economic adviser to Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, the de facto ruler of his country. File photograph: Joseph Barrak/AFP

The two main figures in the alleged plot to destabilise Jordan in collaboration with unnamed “foreign entities” are set to go on trial in Amman in a m(...)

 King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan and Prince  Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein were joined by  Prince Hamzah (centre second row) among other royal family members at prayers at the tombs of their forefathers in a supposed show of unity as they marked the centenary of the Kingdom in Amman, Jordan. Photograph: Youssef Allan/EPA

Jordan’s Prince Hamzah will not be prosecuted over his involvement in an alleged conspiracy to destabilise the kingdom but will be “dealt with within (...)

Women walk past a poster of Jordan’s King Abdullah II on a street in the capital Amman on April Tuesday, after a security crackdown revealed tensions in the monarchy. Photograph: Khalil Mazraawi/ AFP via Getty Images

It appears that Prince Hamzah’s chief offence was attending social gatherings at which Jordan’s King Abdullah II’s government was criticised. Accused (...)

Image from November 28th, 2006, of Prince Hamzah Bin al-Hussein (R) and Prince Hashem Bin al-Hussein, half-brothers of King Abdullah II of Jordan, at the opening of the parliament in Amman. File photograph: AP Photo/Mohammad abu Ghosh

Employees and associates of a Jordanian prince accused of plotting to undermine the government were still being held incommunicado by security forces (...)

Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein raised the suspicions of Jordan’s security forces by taking part in meetings where Herak tribesmen have criticised the king. Photograph:  Khalil Mazraawi/AFP via Getty Images

Former crown prince Hamzah bin Hussein has deepened the unprecedented rift in Jordan’s ruling family by rejecting a military order to remain under hou(...)

Saudi foreign minister prince Faisal bin Farhan reiterated Saudi characterisations of Israel’s  settlement construction in the West Bank as ‘illegitimate’. Photograph: John MacDougall - Pool/Getty

Saudi Arabia has said it would not establish relations with Israel until after it reaches a peace accord with the Palestinians. The announcement amou(...)

An elderly Palestinian man during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron. Photograph: Abed al Hashlamoun/EPA

For Jordan the fate of East Jerusalem and the West Bank is an existential issue. Jordan’s Arab Legion fought bitter battles with Israel’s forces to pr(...)

Palestinian protesters pray on  the street  in the village of Hares near the city of Salfit during a demonstration against Israel’s plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

With only a few days left before the target date set by prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu for beginning the process of annexing parts of the West Bank(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas: Declaration could lead to the end of intelligence sharing between Palestinian, Israeli and US security services. Photograph:  Alaa Badarneh/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

The Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, has declared an end to security co-operation with the Israel and the United States, citing the imminent threat (...)

Jordanian Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein and her then husband, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum,  at Royal Ascot in June, 2010. Photograph:  Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the billionaire ruler of Dubai, orchestrated a campaign “aimed at intimidating and frightening” his former wife(...)

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