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King of Jordan names his policy adviser country's new PM

Oct. 7, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Wednesday designated his policy adviser to form a new government amid criticism of the previous government's handling of the virus pandemic. In a statement published by the Royal Court, the king said he appointed Bishr al-Khasawneh the country's new...

FILE - In this March 31, 2019 file photo, Kuwait's ruling emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, attends the opening of the 30th Arab Summit, in Tunis, Tunisia. Kuwait state television said Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, the country's 91-year-old ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, had died. (Fethi Belaid/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Death of Kuwait ruler Sheikh Sabah draws outpouring of grief

Sep. 29, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The death of Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, the leader of Kuwait who earned a reputation as a seasoned diplomat and a rare ruler who could cross the region’s political and sectarian divides, touched off an outpouring of grief from the Arab world Tuesday. As news...