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May 3, 2019 | 15:03 GMT

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Jordan: King Abdullah II Reshuffles Royal Court

What Happened: Jordanian King Abdullah II has reshuffled parts of his royal court and replaced the head of intelligence, AP reported May 3.

Why It Matters: Ongoing austerity measures and a potential U.S. peace plan for Israel and Palestine are hampering Jordan's internal stability as Washington's outline for a peace deal could trigger widespread unrest among Jordan's large Palestinian population.

Background: Protests against the widely unpopular austerity measures already precipitated the departure of Jordan's prime minister in June 2018.

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