Jordan arrests former adviser to King, member of royal family on ‘security grounds’

Jordanian security forces arrested a former adviser to King Abdullah, a member of the royal family and others on “security-related” grounds, the Petra state news agency said.

US-educated Bassem Awadallah, a long-time confidant of the king who later became minister of finance, and Sharif Hassan Ben Zaid, a member of the royal family were detained along with other unnamed figures, Petra said. It gave no details.

According to the Washington Post, Jordanian authorities detained the kingdom’s former crown prince and arrested nearly 20 other people Saturday after what officials called a “threat to the country’s stability.”

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