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Jordan's king sacks Cabinet amid street protests

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  • Greg Cannon
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110201/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_jordan_cabinet Jordan s king sacks Cabinet amid street protests – 42 mins ago AMMAN, Jordan –
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      Jordan's king sacks Cabinet amid street protests
      – 42 mins ago

      AMMAN, Jordan – Jordan's Royal Palace says the king has sacked his government in the wake of street protests and has asked an ex-army general to form a new Cabinet.
      King Abdullah's move comes after thousands of Jordanians took to the streets — inspired by the regime ouster in Tunisia and the turmoil in Egypt — and called for the resignation of Prime Minister Samir Rifai who is blamed for a rise in fuel and food prices and slowed political reforms.
      The Royal Palace says Rifai's Cabinet resigned on Tuesday.
      Abdullah also nominated Marouf al-Bakhit as his prime minister-designate. No other details were immediately available.
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