AMMAN (Reuters) - Palestinian billionaire Sabih al-Masri, Jordan's most influential businessman, arrived back in Amman on Tuesday, a family source said, after his release from detention in Saudi Arabia linked to a crackdown on the rich and powerful there.
Masri, chairman of Amman-based Arab Bank, Jordan's largest lender, was detained last week hours before he was planning to leave after chairing meetings of Saudi companies he owns, sources said.
Masri, a Saudi citizen, said from his home in Riyadh on Sunday after his release that the Saudi authorities had accorded him "all respect". [L8N1OH05J] The authorities have not commented on his detention. Jordanian authorities privately said King Abdullah intervened to secure his release.
(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; editing by Mark Heinrich)