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BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson reports on a nation's grief
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Saturday, 13 February, 1999, 15:37 GMT
Special report: Death of a king




Following King Hussein's death, BBC News Online's special coverage looks back at his reign and at the challenges which lie ahead for his country.



The final farewell
Jordanians in their hundreds of thousands, family members and world leaders pay their last respects to King Hussein, as he is laid to rest in a state funeral in Amman.





Obituary: Voice of reason in a turbulent region
King Hussein was the longest-serving ruler in the Middle East - but his 46 years in power were not always plain sailing.



Profile: The untested king
King Abdullah resembles his father physically and is reputed to be of a similiar character, but he is untested in the diplomatic and political arena.



The challenges ahead
The new king of Jordan is inheriting a country with few natural resources and a population of disparate origins, whose interests do not always coincide.
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