Australia

Cyclone Owen dumps extreme rain in Queensland

Parts of northern Queensland receive 5-7 times their monthly average rainfall in 24 hours.

Cyclone Owen dumps extreme rain in Queensland

Weather

Benghazi airport closed as heavy rain triggers flooding

Oil exports were also suspended during the severe weather on Wednesday.

Benghazi airport closed as heavy rain triggers flooding

Weather

Flash floods hit Turkish tourist hub of Bodrum

Heavy rainfall swept cars down streets and left them either submerged or stacked.

Turkey: Flash floods hit Bodrum

Middle East

Heavy rainfall in Iraq kills at least 21, displaces thousands

Nineveh and Salahaddin are the most affected regions, with multiple reports of villages being inundated, the UN says.

Heavy rainfall in Iraq kills at least 21, displaces thousands

Iraq

Heavy rains trigger deadly flash floods in Iraq

At least seven killed and over 3,000 rendered homeless after heavy rains caused floods in northern Iraq, officials say.

Iraq: Seven killed, thousands displaced in flash flooding

Floods

'Jordan simply unprepared for what nature has in store'

Jordanian experts say lack of urban planning and failed government policies gave rise to destructive flash floods.

After floods, experts say Jordan unprepared for future disasters

Jordan

Floods kill 12, force thousands to flee Petra

Almost 4,000 tourists forced to flee from ancient Petra, as flash floods kill 12, two weeks after similar tragedy.

Jordan rains and floods kill 12, force tourists to flee Petra

Weather

Kuwait faces flooding as rains lash Middle East

Rains hit parts of Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Iran with many cities in Kuwait forced to shut schools due to flooding.

Kuwait faces flooding as rains lash Middle East

Italy

12 killed in Sicily as death toll in Italy floods mounts

Devastating storms have destroyed 100,000 hectares of pine forest as number of people killed in flooding crosses 30.

12 killed in Sicily as death toll in Italy floods mounts

Jordan

Jordanian king accepts resignations over deadly floods

Tourism and education ministers quit after flooding kills 21 people, most of whom were school children and teachers.

Jordan: King Abdullah II accepts resignations over deadly floods

Jordan

Jordan floods death toll reaches 21, mostly children

Search and rescue efforts continue in the Dead Sea area after flash floods swept away scores of people on Thursday.

Hurricane

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Willa barrels towards Mexico

Hurricane Willa is slated to hit heavily-populated areas on western Mexican shores, producing life-threatening floods.

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Willa barrels towards Mexico

Yemen

Yemen: Death toll from tropical storm Luban rises to 12

Health official warns of cholera and malaria outbreaks unless action is taken to address stagnant waters.

Yemen: Death toll from tropical storm Luban rises to 12

Weather

Floods tear through southern Spain, killing firefighter

Rivers and streams burst their banks as Violent storms with torrential rains lash Malaga causing flash flooding.

Floods tear through southern Spain, killing firefighter

Weather

Mexico on alert as next tropical cyclone brews in Pacific

If the depression along the Gulf of Mexico turns into a tropical storm, it will be given the name Vicente.

Mexico on alert as next tropical cyclone brews in Pacific