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With virus spiking, Jordan's king swears in new Cabinet

Oct 12, 2020 - Associated Press
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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah II on Monday swore in a new prime minister and Cabinet, tasking the new government to manage the country through an economic and health crisis as it faces a growing wave of coronavirus infections.

The king appointed Bisher al-Khasawneh as the new prime minister after his predecessor, Omar Razzaz, resigned last week. Al-Khasawneh has held a number of Cabinet posts in the past and served as an adviser to the king.

Abdullah frequently shakes...