Royal Drama Unfolds in Court, but a Prince at the Center of It Is Absent

Two prominent figures are on trial in Jordan accused of plotting to destabilize the kingdom. One is an adviser to Saudi Arabia’s leader, and the Saudis have been trying to disrupt the trial.

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New Political Pressures Push U.S. and Europe to Stop Israel-Gaza Conflict

President Biden faces a leftward shift in his party. In Europe, Muslim migration, terrorism fears and populist politics make diplomacy more urgent than ever.

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New Political Pressures Push US, Europe to Stop Israel-Gaza Conflict

President Biden faces a leftward shift in his party. In Europe, Muslim migration, terrorism fears and populist politics make diplomacy more urgent than ever.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Taxes, Chauvin Trial, N.C.A.A.: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Jordan’s Ex-Crown Prince Vows to Defy Efforts to Silence Him

In a recording posted on Twitter, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein said that he would not rein in his criticism of the king, deepening a royal rift.

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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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Jordan Arrests High-Profile Figures, Citing Security Reasons

Those arrested included a member of the royal family and a longtime confidante of King Abdullah II. It is a rare episode of political intrigue involving the normally stable kingdom.

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Erik Prince, Trump Ally, Violated Libya Arms Embargo, U.N. Report Says

Mr. Prince offered to supply weapons, drones and mercenaries to a Libyan militia commander seeking to overthrow the government, according to U.N. investigators.

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A Geopolitical Earthquake Just Hit the Mideast

The Israel-United Arab Emirates deal will be felt throughout the region.

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As Annexation Looms, Israeli Experts Warn of Security Risks

Unilaterally taking territory the Palestinians have counted on for a state could cement Benjamin Netanyahu’s legacy. It could also destabilize the region.

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