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Jordan PM quits over tax protests, reformer named successor

Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Monday accepted the resignation of his embattled prime minister and named a leading reformer in his place, hoping to quell the largest anti-government protests in recent years that…

  • AMMAN – Associated Press
  • Hurriyet

The kingdom is a key military and political ally of the West in a turbulent region, and any threat to Jordan’s stability is viewed with concern, particularly by neighboring Israel and by the U.S.

Dayt 1aPrime Minister Hani Mulki’s resignation came after several days of mass protests across Jordan against a planned tax increase and a series of price hikes of basics such as fuel and…

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