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Jordanian state news agency Petra confirmed Bassem Awadallah remains in custody, dismissing rumours that the former head of the royal court had left the country.

The statement by Amman’s foreign ministry made no mention of reported demands by Saudi officials to secure the release of the ex-head of Jordan’s royal court, Bassem Awadullah.

Saudi Arabia, US back Jordan after 'foiled coup attempt'

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia, US back Jordan after 'foiled coup attempt'

Amman swiftly received an influx of support from its regional and international allies on Saturday after an alleged coup plot was foiled by authorities in Jordan.

Jordan ‘foils coup attempt' involving royal family members

The New Arab Staff

Jordan ‘foils coup attempt' involving royal family members

Prince Hamzah bin Hussein was escorted by guards from his Amman palace and taken for questioning over an alleged plot to overthrow the king.

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