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Arab leaders pay tribute to Prince Philip

The New Arab 10 Apr 2021
"We have received with great sadness the news of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and we express to Your Majesty, the royal family and the friendly people of the United Kingdom our deepest condolences and sincere sympathy," the king said in a cable, according to Saudi reports.
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Jordan's King Abdullah says palace crisis 'over'Abdullah said Wednesday that Hamzah, who has signed a ...

Deccan Herald 08 Apr 2021
In using the words "from home", it was not clear whether the king was referring to actors in the royal family or the wider kingdom ... Jordan bans media coverage of royal rift, Saudi reaffirms support ... "There was a solution within the royal family, but not a solution to the political crisis," he said.
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Lauren Sanchez's Hollywood agent ex-husband is claimed to be the secret source who leaked her ...

The Daily Mail 08 Apr 2021
The question of who leaked the affair has been an ongoing international saga, with some reports pointing to the Saudi Royal Family. Bezos himself has long pushed the suggestion that Saudi Arabia was involved as the Enquirer's source.
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Jordanian king says he has cracked down on coup attempt and country is stable

The Sentinel Newspaper 07 Apr 2021
Among Saturday’s detainees are Sharif Hassan Bin Zaid, a member of the royal family, and Bassem Awadallah, a confidant of the king who later became finance minister and adviser to Saudi Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, which raised the possibility that the ‘Saudi Arabia has some kind of participation in a so-called plan in Jordan.
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Jordan bans reporting on alleged royal plot, arrests

Beijing News 07 Apr 2021
... the royal family ... Meanwhile, the state news agency reported that those arrested included Bassem Awadallah, a U.S.-educated confidant of the king who became minister of finance and adviser to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and royal family member Sharif Hassan Ben Zaid.
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US 'concerned' over 20-year jail term for Saudi aid worker

The New Arab 07 Apr 2021
... by Saudi Arabia's secret police in March 2018, according to his family ... Under de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia has carried out a sweeping crackdown on critics and dissenters, arresting activists, journalists, clerics and even royal family members.
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Biden should be firm: US not sold on MBS

Rio Rancho Observer 07 Apr 2021
Unlike previous Saudi rulers, most who assumed the throne with the approval of senior members of the royal family according to acceptable succession traditions and rituals, MBS pushed himself to the apex of Saudi rule through economic largesse, and terror tactics against ...
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Jordan's detention of 'coup plotters' is really a crackdown on dissent

The New Arab 07 Apr 2021
The Jordanian regime may have hoped that by arresting him, along with Sharif Hassan bin Zaid, a member of the royal family who also served as envoy to Saudi Arabia, frustrated Jordanians would feel temporarily appeased.
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Coup attempt in Jordan leaves a trail

Asiatimes 07 Apr 2021
... the half-brother of King Abdullah II, Sharif Hasan, a member of the royal family, and Bassem Awadullah, a former senior official in the royal court and special Jordanian representative to the Saudi government, had engaged in activities that amounted to “promoting sedition.”.
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Jordan bans all news and social media amid royal rift

Business Day 06 Apr 2021
But on Monday, Hamza pledged allegiance to Abdullah after mediation by the royal family ... The state news agency said those arrested included Bassem Awadallah, a US-educated confidant of the king who became minister of finance and adviser to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and royal family member Sharif Hassan Ben Zaid.
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Jordan bans media coverage of royal rift, Saudi reaffirms support

Metro USA 06 Apr 2021
The state news agency said those arrested included Bassem Awadallah, a U.S.-educated confidant of the king who became minister of finance and adviser to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and royal family member Sharif Hassan Ben Zaid.
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Estranged prince signs letter declaring fealty to Jordan’s King Abdullah

The Los Angeles Times 06 Apr 2021
Also accused were Bassem Awadallah, a former confidant to Abdullah who had occupied several high-ranking roles in government; and Sharif Hassan bin Zaid, a relative of the royal family who succeeded Awadallah as special envoy to Saudi Arabia ... The royal family’s fracas has upended ...
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Saudi human rights activist sentenced to 20 years in jail

The New Arab 06 Apr 2021
His sister accused Saudi authorities of torturing the activist during his detention ... In August last year, Bloomberg News reported that data taken by two Saudi Twitter employees, who were working as spies, was handed to people with close ties to the Saudi royal family ... How Saudi Arabia's fear of feminism landed Loujain al-Hathloul in a terror court.
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Jordanian royals say feud settled

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 06 Apr 2021
Among those arrested were Sharif Hasan, a member of the royal family; Bassem Awadallah, a former senior official in the royal court and special Jordanian representative to the Saudi government; Yasser Majali, the head of Hamzah's office; Sheikh Sameer Majali; and several others who served in prominent positions in the government and military.
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Jordan's Prince Hamza pledges allegiance to king after mediation

Dawn 06 Apr 2021
It was the first such open rift in the royal family in many years ... The state news agency said those arrested included Bassem Awadallah, a US-educated confidant of the king who became minister of finance and adviser to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and royal family member Sharif Hassan Ben Zaid.
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