Jordan’s Prime Minister Awn al- Khasawneh resigned today, six months after King Abdullah appointed the former judge at the International Court of Justice with a mandate to speed political change in the country.
Three members of Jordan’s parliament resigned and another 54 said they will boycott house sessions in a dispute over an abandoned plan to build a casino in the Muslim country, Petra said.
Jordan’s King Abdullah ordered a reshuffle of the cabinet today, the second government change since pro-democracy protests started earlier this year.
Jordan’s King Abdullah said he wants Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit ’s government to implement political and economic changes without hesitation.
Crude edged up in New York and Brent oil climbed to a 28-month high amid concern that protests in Egypt may threaten exports from the Middle East.
Jordan’s King Abdullah today met with Islamic leaders who’ve been calling for political and economic changes after the appointment of a new premier this week.
Jordanian journalists held a one-hour demonstration in the capital, Amman, today to protest attacks against members of the press.
With oil above $90 a barrel, it’s business as usual for Persian Gulf exporters regardless of the uprisings that are rocking other Arab nations.
Palestinians watched anxiously as Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak , who has helped broker Middle East peace talks for the past 20 years, said yesterday he won’t run for another term.
Oil fluctuated in New York as crude stockpiles in the U.S. rose and concern eased that unrest in Egypt will disrupt supplies through the Suez Canal.