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27th June 2016 - Bloomberg

Iran Plans Tenders for Oil Fields This Summer as Contract Nears

Iran plans to issue tenders to develop its oil fields this summer as the government is expected to approve a new model oil contract designed to attract investors “in a short amount of time,” Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said.

27th June 2016 - The Washington Post

Israel and Turkey Announce Deal to Repair Relations After Six-Year Split

Israel and Turkey have reached an agreement to repair ties after six years of strained relations over a deadly Israeli raid on a Turkish ship delivering aid to Gaza in 2010, officials said Monday. Ten Turkish activists were killed in the assault.

27th June 2016 - NY Times

Kurdish Rebels Clash With Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Kurdish rebels and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps have engaged in armed clashes along the mountainous Iranian border with Iraq in recent days, raising tensions in the region, Iranian state television reported.

27th June 2016 - NY Times

ISIS Is Said to Claim Responsibility for Attack at Jordan-Syria Border

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that killed seven members of the Jordanian security forces and wounded 13 others on Tuesday at a border crossing with Syria, according to a news agency that often serves as a ISIS conduit.