Jordan had seen scores of anti-government protests, but nothing like this: For three straight nights last week, mobs angered over rising fuel prices rampaged through a half-dozen cities, torching cars and police stations and rekindling fears that one of America’s closest Arab allies in the Middle East was foundering. Then, almost as suddenly, the storm appeared to pass.
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