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‘Pandora Papers’ Expose Secret Investments and Luxury Purchases of World Leaders

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the group behind the “Panama Papers” leak of financial data five years ago, released a sequel of sorts on Sunday. Dubbed the “Pandora Papers,” the new trove of leaked confidential financial documents suggests dozens of world leaders and hundreds of public officials are stashing large sums of money in hidden bank accounts and secret investment projects.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein of Jordan speaks at the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly on September 24, 2019 in New York City. World leaders are gathered for the 74th session of the UN amid a warning by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his …

Jordan Orders Media Blackout on Rift Between King and Former Crown Prince

Jordanian public prosecutor Hassan al-Abdallat issued an order Tuesday banning all Jordanian media outlets from reporting on the rift between King Abdullah II and his half-brother, former Crown Prince Hamza, ostensibly because any coverage of the royal dispute would jeopardize investigations of a seditious plot with which Hamza was supposedly involved.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein of Jordan speaks at the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly on September 24, 2019 in New York City. World leaders are gathered for the 74th session of the UN amid a warning by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his …

Report: Jordan Rebuffs Netanyahu, Gantz over West Bank Annexation

TEL AVIV — In protest over Israel’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank, Jordan’s King Abdullah II has refused to accept Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s phone calls and has so far not set a date for a meeting with Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) talks with Jordanian King Abdullah II at the Jordanian Royal Palace in Amman on May 1, 2018. (Photo by Khalil MAZRAAWI / AFP) (Photo credit should read KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images)

Jordan’s King Abdullah Warns U.N.: Palestinians Must Have Their Own State

King Abdullah II of Jordan addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday with a speech consisting largely of rhetorical questions designed to stress the importance of global issues such as climate change, economic disparities, terrorism, and especially the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which he said can only be resolved by giving the Palestinians their own state.

Jordan's King Abdullah II speaks during the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)