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FILE PHOTO - Jordan's Prime Minister Hani Mulki speaks to the media after the swearing-in ceremony for the new cabinet at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed/File Photo


AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah on Sunday swore in a new government following a reshuffle but retained Hani Mulki as prime minister, state television reported on Sunday.

The second reshuffle since Mulki was appointed last May was intended to give him more scope for economic reforms and to tackle security threats, officials said.

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Catherine Evans)