Jordan

President Biden speaks to King Abdullah following potential coup

There has been a lot of uncertainty over the past week about the political situation in Jordan, one of the most stable states in the Middle East. The small Middle Eastern monarchy is said to have been subjected to a planned coup that was averted. The President of the United States, Joe Biden, spoke to the King of Jordan in a phone call on Wednesday. The US President wanted to make it clear that…
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Saudi Arabia condemns coup attempt in Jordan as former head of Jordanian Royal Household is arrested

The Royal House of Saudi Arabia has condemned an apparent coup attempt against King Abdullah, saying they “stand by” Jordan’s monarch. Around 20 individuals have been attested in Jordan for “security reasons.” Among those arrested is Sharif Hassan bin Zaid, Jordan’s former royal envoy to Saudi Arabia. A Saudi royal spokesperson said: “The Kingdom stands…
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King Abdullah visits Al Karamah Battle memorial site

King Abdullah of Jordan visited the Al Karamah Battle memorial site on Sunday on the 53rd anniversary of the battle. The King was joined by his son, Crown Prince Hussein for the visit to honour the martyrs of Al Karamah Battle. The King and Crown Prince were received by…
UAE

UN yet to see 'proof of life' of Princess Latifa

The United Nations has said they have not received proof of life of Princess Latifa, the daughter of the Ruler of Dubai, from the UAE after requesting it two weeks ago. The UN requested the UAE provide proof of life two weeks ago after secretly videos were released of the Princess in captivity by her friends. In the videos, the royal revealed that she was not allowed to see the sunlight and…
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Queen Noor weighs in on missing Dubai Princess

Queen Noor of Jordan has waded in on the controversy regarding the missing Dubai Princess Latifa whose friends recently released secretly recorded videos of the royal in captivity. Queen Noor, who sits on the board of commissioners for the International Commission on…
Jordan

British police arrest two people after £1million jewel-theft from Princess Firyal of Jordan

A 65-year-old cleaner and her 37-years-old nephew have been arrested in England over the theft of gems worth more than £1million from Princess Firyal of Jordan. The jewels was taken from the Princess London home in the exclusive are of Belgravia and includes a diamond bracelets, watches and earrings. Other luxury items, including several Hermes bags, were also taken in the incident. The Sun…
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