Flash floods caused by heavy rain in Petra, Jordan, kill 11 people while 24 others are injured.
Nearly 4,000 tourists are evacuated from the ancient city of Petra as floodwaters reach 4m (13ft).
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US President Barack Obama concludes his visit to the Middle East with a trip to the famous ruins of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan.
The New Seven Wonders of the World are announced. These are The Great Wall of China, Petra in Jordan, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, Machu Picchu in Peru, Mexico's Chichen Itza Mayan site, the Colosseum in Rome and the Taj Mahal in India.
Flash floods near the Dead Sea in Jordan kill at least 21 people including 19 children on a school trip and injure 43 others.
King Abdullah II announces Jordan will reclaim two small plots of farmland territory leased to Israel under their 1994 peace treaty.
Ahead of an expected U.S. announcement that it will cut all aid to the UNRWA, which supports more than 5 million registered Palestinian refugees, Germany calls on European Union states to help bridge the expected US$217 million deficit. Yesterday, Jordan made a similar appeal to the Arab League.