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A Jordanian royal family member and the former head of the royal court have been arrested

April 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE: Jordan former finance minister Bassem Awadallah delivers a keynote address on behalf of King Abdullah at the Asia-Middle East Dialogue in Singapore 21 June 2005. AFP PHOTO/ ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Jordanian royal family member Hassan bin Zaid and former head of the royal court Basem Awadallah were arrested on Saturday due to "security reasons," according to state media Petra.

(CNN)Jordanian royal family member Hassan bin Zaid and former head of the royal court Basem Awadallah were arrested on Saturday due to "security reasons," according to state media Petra.

Petra did not offer additional details on the arrests, saying that an investigation is underway.

Zaid is a distant cousin of King Abdullah.

His brother was Ali Bin Zaid, an intelligence officer killed along with seven CIA operatives in 2010 in a suicide bombing in Khost, Afghanistan.

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