Jordan’s monarch dissolves parliament in preparation for November election

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Updated 27 September 2020

Jordan’s monarch dissolves parliament in preparation for November election

  • In July, Jordan's electoral commission set Nov. 10 as the date for parliamentary elections
  • Under constitutional rules, the government must now resign within a week

AMMAN: Jordan's King Abdullah dissolved parliament on Sunday, officials said, which under constitutional rules means the government must resign within a week, paving the way for elections in November.
In July, Jordan's electoral commission set Nov. 10 as the date for parliamentary elections after the monarch called for countrywide polls to be held at the end of the parliament's four-year term.


UAE ratifies peace signing agreement with Israel

Updated 19 October 2020

UAE ratifies peace signing agreement with Israel

DUBAI: The UAE on Monday adopted a decision to ratify the signing of a peace agreement with Israel.
The council of ministers, headed by Mohammed bin Rashid, vice president of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, said they adopted a decision to ratify full diplomatic relations between the emirates and Israel, and directed the initiation of constitutional procedures to issue a federal decree to ratify the agreement.