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Few hard facts emerge as Saudi hand alleged in Jordan’s palace coup


Issue 1124 - 22 Apr 2021

This issue leads with a story regarding the operation mounted by King Abdullah II of Jordan to pre-empt an alleged plot centred on his half-brother Prince Hamzah, which has prompted speculation about the Saudi crown prince’s potential involvement.

The following story analyses how Oman's northern peninsula continues to be a focus for policy-makers in Muscat, not least due to the perceived risk of outside interference and a small separatist movement.

Additionally, this issue contains a map of Iraq.