Jordan parliament begins discussions on constitutional reforms

Jordan’s parliament began deliberations on Monday of proposed constitutional reforms that officials say revitalise the monarchy and are part of a drive to deliver on long promised political reforms. A royal committee appointed by King Abdullah drafted the proposals to try to modernize the country’s political system and revamp the existing political parties and elections… Read More Jordan parliament begins discussions on constitutional reforms

Jordan’s top appeal court upholds guilty verdict against former royal court chief Bassem Awadallah

Jordan’s highest appeal court on Thursday upheld a guilty verdict against a former confidant of King Abdullah and a minor royal who were sentenced 15 years in jail on charges of attempting to destabilise the monarchy. The cessation court said it confirmed evidence backing the sentence passed last July by a state security court against… Read More Jordan’s top appeal court upholds guilty verdict against former royal court chief Bassem Awadallah

Jordanian court sentences former royal chief adviser Bassem Awadallah to fifteen years imprisonment over alleged coup plot

A Jordanian court on Monday sentenced a former royal chief adviser, Bassem Awadallah, and a minor royal to 15 years in jail for their involvement in an alleged plot to bring a deposed crown prince to power instead of the king. The military court said it had confirmed evidence backing the charges against the pair… Read More Jordanian court sentences former royal chief adviser Bassem Awadallah to fifteen years imprisonment over alleged coup plot

Former Jordanian royal court chief pleads not guilty to charges of trying to destabilise monarchy

A former Jordanian royal court chief and a low-ranking member of the royal family pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of agitating to destabilise the monarchy, one of their lawyers said. Prosecutors had referred to a military court the case of Bassem Awadallah, an ex-royal court chief and finance minister who played a big… Read More Former Jordanian royal court chief pleads not guilty to charges of trying to destabilise monarchy

Former Jordanian royal court chief Bassem Awadallah faces trial over alleged plot to destabilise monarchy

Jordan’s military court will start the trial next week of a former royal court chief and a minor royal on charges of agitating to destabilise the monarchy, state media said on Sunday. Prosecutors last week referred to court the case of Bassem Awadallah, an ex-royal court chief and finance minister who played a big role… Read More Former Jordanian royal court chief Bassem Awadallah faces trial over alleged plot to destabilise monarchy