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King rejects draft granting MPs lifetime pensions

His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday said that he rejected the amended draft civil retirement law, saying that the bill does not address imbalances in the system nor ensures justice.
  • Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie to life in jail

    Mohamed Badie, top leader of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was sentenced to life in jail along with 14 others on Monday on charges of murder and inciting violence during clashes near Cairo last year.

  • UN withdraws many peacekeepers from Golan Heights

    The United Nations said Monday it has withdrawn its peacekeepers from many positions on the occupied Golan Heights because of escalating fighting in the war between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters, according to an Associated Press report.


Jordanians overjoyed after King rejects lawmakers.

Jordanians reacted with joy to His Majesty King Abdullah's decision.

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