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Saudi Arabia warns citizens to avoid Jordan gatherings, schools
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Jordanian demonstrators gather in protest against following an announcement that Jordan would raise fuel prices, including a hike on cooking gas, in Amman November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
Jordanian demonstrators gather in protest against following an announcement that Jordan would raise fuel prices, including a hike on cooking gas, in Amman November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia urged its citizens to stay away from public gatherings and universities in Jordan, where riots over fuel price hikes have left one person dead and 71 wounded, state news agency SPA reported.

The kingdom's embassy in Amman "warned Saudi employees and students in Jordan from going to public squares or approaching sites of gatherings and demonstrations," SPA said late on Thursday.

It also warned them from going to schools "to preserve their security after earlier clashes between security forces and students at universities."

Unrest in Jordan erupted on Tuesday night in response to a 53 percent increase in the price of household gas and a 12 percent rise in petrol.

Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur has said the increases are necessary to help reduce a projected budget deficit this year of 3.5 billion dinars ($5 billion).

 
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