Mideast Jordan Mideast Turmoil

October 24, 2012 - 3:33 AM
In this photo released by the Jordanian Royal Palace, Jordan's King Abdullah II gives a speech in Amman, Jordan, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. The foiling of a planned Islamist terror plot underscores a new subplot in the story of the Arab Spring: Things are heating up for Jordan's King Abdullah II, a Western-oriented monarch who has run a business-friendly, pragmatic monarchy with some trappings of democracy. (AP Photo/Jordanian Royal Palace, Yousef Allan)