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Middle East

Why the Pandora Papers may hurt King Abdullah most of all

Jordanians are living in desperate straits, depending on huge sums of foreign aid. So evidence of his high living isn't going over well.

Middle East

Jordanian King seeks, finds renewed ally in Biden visit

He needs all the friends he can get, with restiveness in the palace and on the Jordanian street, and a greater power struggle in the Middle East.

Middle East

Jordan’s detention of ‘coup plotters’ is really a crackdown on dissent

Abdullah is trying to silence his half-brother Prince Hamzah, while the US is bent on supporting the anti-democratic regime.