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King Abdullah II dismissed Jordan's cabinet and prime minister on Monday, appointing a leading jurist to take over the government and undertake reforms leading to new election laws and government accountability, according to a statement from the Department of Information and Communication.

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Low key protests in Jordan pass off without incidentupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 09:24:00

Several hundred protesters braved rain and cold temperatures here in the capital to protest against Jordan's new prime minister Friday. The demonstration, called by the Islamic Action Front, passed off without incident amid a low-profile police presence.

Jordanian Islamists meet king but say protests will continueupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 14:32:00

Islamist leaders say they will go ahead with protests Friday here in the capital despite a meeting with King Abdullah II.

King's prime minister choice steams Jordanian oppositionupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 19:19:00

Opposition groups in Jordan are upset with King Abdullah II's choice for a new prime minister, saying the decision should have been made in a different way.

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