Jordan king to address nation on palace turmoil


King Abdullah is to break his silence Wednesday for the first time since news broke of an alleged plot involving his half-brother Prince Hamzah, state television said. One day after an official news blackout on the affair, the king is expected to issue a statement to the nation to address the country’s worst political crisis in decades. “His Majesty King Abdullah will deliver a message to Jordanians on Wednesday… after Prince Hamzah signed a letter affirming his loyalty to the king and the crown prince,” the state channel said. The government had accused Hamzah — a former crown prince who w…

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