King Hussein appoints new prime minister

King Hussein appoints new prime minister

King Hussein of Jordan dismissed Prime Minister Abdul-Karim al-Kabariti and replaced him with a veteran former premier who signed Jordan's 1994 peace treaty with Israel.

After a special cabinet meeting, Mr Kabariti said he was offering his resignation to the king, who had picked Abdul-Salam al-Majali, 71, to form the new government. Mr Kabariti suggested his removal was connected to the recent tensions with Israel. Reuters - Amman

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