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Jordan's Prime Minister Ousted Amid Protests, But Demonstrations Against Austerity Continue

Jordan's Prime Minister Ousted Amid Protests, But Demonstrations Against Austerity Continue

FOR THE PAST week, Jordan, a country frequently touted by the West as a haven of stability in a chaotic region, found itself amid an uncharacteristic tumult. Protests erupted on May 30 with the announcement of International Monetary Fund-backed austerity measures, including a steep hike on taxes for Jordan’s cash-strapped, underemployed populace. After five days of widespread strikes and marches, Jordan’s King Abdullah II dismissed Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Monday. In the past, such symbolic moves have been enough to placate dissent, but this time, Jordanian protesters appear determined to hold out for more systemic change. [Read Full Story at The Intercept]

Saudi Arabia’s Ban on Woman Drivers Comes to an End

Saudi Arabia’s Ban on Woman Drivers Comes to an End

As medical aid dwindles, some Syrian refugees may be 'too expensive' to keep alive

As medical aid dwindles, some Syrian refugees may be 'too expensive' to keep alive