Warning against “chaos and vandalism,” King Abdullah II condemned March 29 the unrest in the country’s capital, Amman, after one person died and 120 were wounded in clashes between anti- and pro-government supporters on Friday (March 25). The king also invited the opposition to a national dialogue on reforms, The Associated Press says.

    Meantime, a top official said the government has banned its supporters from demonstrating in Amman to avoid a repeat of the violent clash.

    “From now on protests by loyalists can only be held outside Amman to avoid clashes with the opposition,” Agence France-Presse quotes the top official who requested anonymity. “The opposition can demonstrate in certain areas in Amman.”

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.