CAIRO — Egypt on Tuesday launched a new international bidding round for exploring natural gas and oil at 12 blocks in the Mediterranean and Nile Delta.

The bid, put forward by the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), comes as part of the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources’ strategy to attract more investments to explore gas and oil in promising areas, Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El-Molla said in a statement. (Egypt-Int’l Bids-Oil Exploration)

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JERUSALEM — Israeli authorities announced on Tuesday the arrest of a Palestinian man suspected of carrying out deadly twin bombings in Jerusalem on Nov. 23.

Israeli police and the internal security agency Shin Bet said in a statement that the suspect was arrested six days after the attacks, in which two Israelis were killed and at least 17 others were injured. (Israel-Bombing Suspect-Arrest)

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KHARTOUM — At least 16 people were killed and 19 others injured on Tuesday in a traffic accident in Sudan, Sudanese police said.

The accident occurred early on Tuesday on the western highway linking the cities of Omdurman and El Fasher in North Darfur, said the press office of the Sudanese police in a statement. (Sudan-Traffic Accident)

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ANKARA — Türkiye has revised up its natural gas recoverable reserves in the Sakarya gas field off the Black Sea coast after a re-evaluation work in the existing wells and a new discovery in the field, Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez said on Tuesday.

The total amount of recoverable reserves in this field is now calculated to be 710 billion cubic meters (bcm), Donmez said at a media briefing. (Türkiye-Gas Reserves)