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Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, the former crown prince of Jordan, pledged his allegiance to King Abudullah, his half-brother, after being accused of plotting to destabilize the country and placed under house arrest. The news came after mediation, which a professional mediator and family friend described as “successful.” Prince Hamzah, 41, issued a statement placing himself “in the hands of his majesty the king.” He added: “I will remain committed to the constitution of the dear Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.” On Sunday, Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi accused the prince of collaborating with foreign parties and trying to mobilize “clan leaders against the government.” Prince Hamzah was first in line to succeed King Abdullah until 2004, when King Abdullah designated his son as heir. [BBC News]


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