Jordan’s king replaces prime minister to subdue protests

FILE PHOTO: Jordan's Prime Minister Hani Mulki speaks to the media after the swearing-in ceremony for the new cabinet at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed/File Photo

AMMAN/DUBAI (Reuters) – Jordan’s King Abdullah replaced his prime minister on Monday in a move to defuse the biggest protests in years, over IMF-backed reforms that have hit the poor. Government plans to lift taxes have brought thousands of people onto the streets in Amman, the capital, and other parts of Jordan since last week, […]

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