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Jordan King Abdullah II’s Half-Brother, Former Top Aide, Arrested in Suspected Coup Plot

New York Post

Jordan’s former crown prince was asked to “stop some movements and activities,” the country’s top general said Saturday, as other members of the royal family were arrested in a sweep believed to have foiled a coup plot against the country’s King Abdullah II.

Gen. Yousef Huneiti, the army chief of staff, denied reports that Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, 41 — the king’s half-brother — was arrested along with nearly 20 others taken in for “security reasons.”

The prince was asked, however, to stay at his palace in Amman and not use social media.

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