King Abdullah II, right, sits with Princess Haya and Sheikh Mohammed at the palace in Amman, following their engagement.
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Princess Haya, 45, the half-sister of Jordan's King Abdullah II and a member of the country's ruling Hashemite family, has fled to London where she has brought a case against her husband, whom she married in 2004 .After reportedly leaving the UAE some time ago, Haya applied for a British forced marriage protection order, as well as wardship of their children, and a nonmolestation order relating to herself.Now the Hashemite Kingdom hosts about 630,000 Syrian refugees, according to the U.N., while Jordan says the number is as high as 1.4 million.In June last year, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait granted a $2.5 billion aid package to Jordan and was immediately followed with Qatar -- a regional foe for Riyadh and Abu Dhabi -- which allocated 10,000 jobs for Jordanians and pledged to invest $500 million in the country.Between 250,000 and 300,000 Jordanians live and work in the UAE and their hundreds of millions in remittances provide much-needed support for Jordan's ailing economy.
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