The king of Jordan has sacked his government in the wake of street protests.
He has asked an ex-army general to form a new cabinet, said the country’s Royal Palace.
King Abdullah’s move came after thousands of Jordanians took to the streets – inspired by regime change in Tunisia and turmoil in Egypt – and called for the resignation of prime minister Samir Rifai, who is blamed for a rise in fuel and food prices and the slowing down of political reforms.
The Royal Palace said Mr Rifai’s cabinet resigned on Tuesday.
King Abdullah also nominated Marouf al-Bakhit as his prime minister-designate.