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Jordan arrests 18 people in connection with security concerns

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Jordan has arrested 18 people accused of trying to destabilize the country, according to the State Security Court.

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A source in the Military Public Prosecution at the court said on Wednesday that the investigations into recent security concerns have been completed, according to the Jordan News Agency.

Jordanian King Abdullah’s half-brother and former Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein were asked to halt actions used to target the country’s “security and stability”, the military said earlier this month.

Former royal envoy Sharif Hassan bin Zaid and Bassem Ibrahim Awadallah were among others arrested earlier this month.

Al Arabiya sources added that the arrests in Jordan were carried out against the background of an undisclosed security issue.

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