King Abdullah II of Jordan (R) leaves after a meeting at the Jordanian Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan January 15, 2017. REUTERS/Khalil MAZRAAWI/Pool
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The reshuffle, the second since the business-friendly Mulki was appointed last May, comes at a time of sluggish economic growth, poor business sentiment and concerns over Jordan's political stability following a series of security lapses.Diplomats say the security lapses raise concerns over the possible radicalization of some members of Jordan's military and security apparatus.Jordan is among the closest allies of the United States in the Middle East region.Jordan's economy is expected to have grown by 2.4 percent last year, below an IMF target of 2.8 percent.
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