Jordan PM Hani al-Mulki resigns amid mass protests over tax bill

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Jordan PM Hani al-Mulki resigns amid mass protests over tax bill

Jordan's King Abdullah II has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki, the country's royal palace has said. 

Mulki submitted his resignation in a meeting with King Abdullah II on Monday. 

His resignation comes amid mass protests over price hikes and an income tax reform bill. 

According an official source, the move is aimed at defusing the anger over the economic policies.