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LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Foreign Office says King Abdullah II of Jordan has canceled a visit to the U.K. that was planned for next week.

Abdullah was due to speak at a London think tank and had been expected to meet Prime Minister David Cameron and other officials.

No reason was given for the cancelation, which comes amid escalating violence between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, and as protests rage in Jordan against rising fuel costs.

One man has been killed and 75 injured in unrest across the country in recent days, which has seen protesters call for the king to be ousted.

Jordan has so far weathered nearly two years of Arab unrest that has seen longtime rulers toppled in Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Tunisia.