A handout picture released by the Jordanian Royal Palace shows Jordanian King Abdullah II (R) meeting with the Turkish Armed Forces Commander Gen. Hulusi Akar(2nd L) in Amman on February 20, 2018. "AFP PHOTO / JORDANIAN ROYAL PALACE / YOUSEF ALLAN"
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Jordan's Prime Minister Hani Mulki reshuffled his cabinet Sunday and appointed the king's chief of staff as his special deputy for economic affairs in an apparent bid to soothe widespread anger over rising hardship and flagging growth.Mulki's reshuffle, his sixth since coming to power in May 2016, comes three days after hundreds of protesters in the city of Salt, 30 km west of the capital Amman, demanded his resignation and called for the Jordanian king to force the government to roll back price hikes and end high-level corruption.Jafar Hassan, chief of staff of the office of Jordan's King Abdullah, takes up the post of deputy Prime Minister for economic affairs, a role that had been left vacant in Mulki's previous cabinet.
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