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Jordan's king courts U.S. business to create jobs

Jordan's King Abdullah II has reached out to U.S. companies in the wake of political turmoil sweeping the Middle East to help create new jobs for his country, U.S. business leaders said on Thursday. Full story

Putin: Russia will help grain markets recover

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says Russia will help the global grain market recover from the damage done by a ban on exports since last year's unprecedented droughts in his country. Full story

Supporters of Jordan's king take to streets

Thousands of supporters of Jordan's King Abdullah II took to the streets of the capital Saturday to express their loyalty, as a resilient opposition protest movement demands political reforms and new elections. Full story

Jordan's king blames PM for slow reform

Jordan's King Abdullah II is blaming his appointed prime minister for delaying changes to the political system the monarch proposed as a response to calls for more democracy. Full story

Jordanians protest despite national dialogue start

Hundreds of Jordanians calling for reforms demonstrated peacefully Friday, rejecting the beginning of a national dialogue as insufficient. Full story

How has Jordan avoided mass protests?

   Former Deputy Prime Minister of Jordan, Ayman Safadi, joins Morning Joe to talk about why Jordan’s King Abdullah II is not facing the same kind of protests other leaders of the Middle East are experiencing. Safadi also discusses the king’s new book, “Our Last Best Chance.”

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WASHINGTON - APRIL 24: King Abdullah II of Jordan waits for a pre-taping of "Meet the Press" at NBC April 24, 2009 in Washington, DC. King Abdullah II of Jordan spoke about his recent trip to the United States and the Middle East peace process. *** Local Caption *** King Abdullah II of Jordan