Barack Obama's tour of the Middle East has reached it's final stop. In Jordan, the US President is due to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria with King Abdullah. Earlier, he visited the Yad Vashem holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.
Several people were killed in sudden flooding that hit a number of areas of Jordan, including the historic city of Petra. Heavy rains are expected to continue in the region, spelling trouble for authorities.
The rare publicly announced meeting is the latest sign of slow steps at normalization between Israel and Gulf Arab states. Oman has played an important mediating role in the Middle East.
A botched Israeli raid has resulted in the worst escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war between Israel and Hamas. Unrest at the Gaza-Israel border had been calmer in recent weeks.
King Abdullah said Jordan intends to reclaim territory leased to Israel under a 1994 peace deal. The 25-year lease on two pieces of agricultural land expires next year.
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