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Jordan’s King Abdullah Swears in New Government

The new Prime Minister of Jordan, Abdulla Ansour.

King Abdullah of Jordan has sworn in the smallest government in four decades, to be led by reformist Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour. The king consulted parliament over the cabinet’s make-up for the first time, after constitutional changes introduced in the wake of the Arab Sprirg. Mr Ensour has merged several …

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Will PKK Ceasefire Change Turkey’s Regional Role?

Erdogan is accredited for reviving Turkey, but has one more test to go: the Kurdish issue.

The March 21 ceasefire in the battle between the Kurdistan Workers’ Party and the Turkish state offers Turkey not only the hope of peace after decades of bloodshed, but poses profound implications for the region at large. “If this [peace] process is successful, Turkey will be in a position to …

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