IMF-backed austerity bill sparks Jordan protests

IMF-backed austerity bill sparks Jordan protests
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In Jordan, several protestors have been been injured after a third consecutive night of demonstrations against austerity measures proposed by Prime Minister Hani al Mulki.

The crowds called on King Abdullah to sack his Prime Minister over the plan - which has IMF support but comes on the back of a sales tax hike and a cut in bread subsidies.

King Abdullah chaired a national policies Council Meeting on Saturday to review the situation. He called for national dialogue as a route to compromise, blaming his country's economic problems on regional instability.

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