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Jordanian prince, brother of late King Hussein, dies at 80

Jordan’s Prince Mohammad bin Talal, the youthful hassle of the late King Hussein who served as his crown prince for 10 years, died on Thursday on the age of 80, the royal palace mentioned.

The prince had held a number of senior positions in Jordan’s monarchy, together with as private consultant to King Abdullah II, who succeeded Hussein after his demise in 1999.

Prince Mohammad was born within the Jordanian capital of Amman on October 2, 1940. He’s survived by his spouse, Princess Taghrid, and two sons from a earlier marriage. His funeral will probably be held on Friday.

His demise comes at a tough time for the monarchy, a detailed Western ally that has lengthy been seen as a bastion of stability however has struggled to comprise the well being and financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier this month, the monarchy was rocked by a uncommon public feud after Prince Hamzah, the half-brother of Abdullah, was positioned beneath a type of home arrest and accused of being concerned in a foreign-backed plot. Hamzah claimed authorities had been making an attempt to silence his criticism of corruption and poor governance.

Days later, Abdullah introduced that the “sedition” had been “nipped within the bud” and that the feud with Hamzah had been resolved inside the royal household.


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