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January 10, 1988
Jordanian Prime Minister Zaid Rifai reshaped his Cabinet, bringing in nine new ministers and altering several ministries, the official news agency Petra said. The key posts of foreign affairs, interior, finance and occupied territories were left unchanged. Several ministries were split up or merged in Rifai's third reshuffle since 1985, and six ministers lost their jobs.
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April 23, 1989 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
Political pressure mounted Saturday on King Hussein to dismiss his government and delay further IMF-mandated economic reforms following four days of bloody rioting over price increases. Although the capital has been relatively unaffected by the unrest, several thousand heavily armed troops remained deployed throughout Salt, 13 miles northwest of Amman, where rioting overnight left at least 21 people injured and caused widespread damage. Apart from a small and peaceful demonstration by university students in Amman, no further protests were reported Saturday, although the situation in Salt, Maan, Karak and several other riot-torn towns remained extremely tense.
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April 23, 1989 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
Political pressure mounted Saturday on King Hussein to dismiss his government and delay further IMF-mandated economic reforms following four days of bloody rioting over price increases. Although the capital has been relatively unaffected by the unrest, several thousand heavily armed troops remained deployed throughout Salt, 13 miles northwest of Amman, where rioting overnight left at least 21 people injured and caused widespread damage. Apart from a small and peaceful demonstration by university students in Amman, no further protests were reported Saturday, although the situation in Salt, Maan, Karak and several other riot-torn towns remained extremely tense.
NEWS
January 10, 1988
Jordanian Prime Minister Zaid Rifai reshaped his Cabinet, bringing in nine new ministers and altering several ministries, the official news agency Petra said. The key posts of foreign affairs, interior, finance and occupied territories were left unchanged. Several ministries were split up or merged in Rifai's third reshuffle since 1985, and six ministers lost their jobs.
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October 19, 1987 | From Reuters
Prime Minister Zaid Rifai left for Fez on Sunday to hand King Hassan II of Morocco an invitation to next month's Arab summit in Amman.
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February 5, 1988 | From Reuters
Jordan agreed on Thursday to equip its air force with the French-built Mirage 2000 warplane in preference to the West European Tornado and the Soviet MIG-29, French officials said. The officials said French Premier Jacques Chirac and Jordanian Prime Minister Zaid Rifai signed a memorandum of understanding on the purchase of 20 Mirage 2000s and the modernization of 15 Mirage F-1s.
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December 18, 1986 | From Reuters
The Jordanian government is bringing back a law requiring motorists to wear seat belts just a year after scrapping it, the Jordan Times said Wednesday. Seat-belt legislation was first imposed in 1984 and then canceled without explanation last year by Prime Minister Zaid Rifai. Jordan has a high rate of traffic accidents, with 524 people killed and more than 9,000 hurt last year in 16,708 crashes.
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September 15, 1986 | Associated Press
Egyptian Foreign Minister Esmat Abdel Meguid has briefed Jordan on the summit meeting between President Hosni Mubarak and Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, the newspaper Al Ahram said Sunday. Meguid telephoned Jordan's prime minister, Zaid Rifai, to discuss the two-day summit that ended Friday in Alexandria, Egypt, it said. Details of the call were not disclosed.
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November 12, 1985 | United Press International
Jordan's Prime Minister Zaid Rifai, saying the path was clear for a restoration of relations with Syria, held talks in Damascus today to pave the way for a summit between King Hussein of Jordan and Syrian President Hafez Assad. State-run Damascus radio said Rifai held a two-hour meeting with his Syrian counterpart Abdel-Raouf Kasm on ways to end years of open hostility between the Arab neighbors, both of which border on Israel.
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