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Maha El Dahan

War and drought produce Syria's smallest wheat crop in 30 years: U.N.

09 Oct 2018

DUBAI Syria's wheat crop this year was the smallest in three decades as war and drought cut production by around 30 percent, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said on Tuesday.

Saudi-Canada row could further rattle foreign investors eying kingdom

08 Aug 2018

DUBAI A worsening row between Saudi Arabia and Canada about human rights threatens to undermine Riyadh's foreign investment drive, a campaign already unsettled by a series of assertive political and diplomatic initiatives by the top oil exporter.

Saudi-Canada row could further rattle foreign investors eyeing kingdom

08 Aug 2018

DUBAI A worsening row between Saudi Arabia and Canada about human rights threatens to undermine Riyadh's foreign investment drive, a campaign already unsettled by a series of assertive political and diplomatic initiatives by the top oil exporter.

Qatar to build sugar refinery to avoid boycott disruptions: sources

25 Jul 2018

LONDON/DUBAI Qatar is building a sugar refinery in a bid to avoid supply disruptions after neighboring Gulf Arab states severed economic and political ties with Doha more than a year ago, sources say.

Special Report - How Iraq's agricultural heartland is dying of thirst

25 Jul 2018

TAL ABU AL-DHAHER, Iraq One day in June, a giant irrigation pump deep in the Mosul Dam Lake sputtered briefly into life. The successful test brought a rare moment of celebration for the facility's supervisor, Assem Abdel Rahman, and his small team of engineers from Iraq's Water Resources Ministry. | Video

Saudi Arabia kick starts sale of state flour mills

28 Jun 2018

DUBAI Saudi Arabia on Thursday kicked off the sale of its flour mills, one of the first privatizations of the kingdom and a litmus test for other large state asset sales to follow.

Egypt to allow entry of Russian wheat cargo halted for ergot

03 Jun 2018

CAIRO/DUBAI Egypt will allow the entry of a 63,000-tonne Russian wheat cargo, halted for the common grain fungus ergot, after test results indicated levels fell within acceptable limits, port officials told Reuters on Sunday.

Yemeni car traders cash in on the Japan connection

09 May 2018

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates Wooden dhows crammed with second-hand Japanese cars have been sailing unhindered into Yemeni ports for the past three years despite rigid wartime controls on imports of aid and other vital supplies. | Video

Egypt's rice farmers see rough times downstream of new Nile mega-dam

25 Apr 2018

KAFR ZIADA, Egypt/DUBAI Rice farmers in Kafr Ziada village in the Nile River Delta have ignored planting restrictions aimed at conserving water for years, continuing to grow a medium-grain variety of the crop that is prized around the Arab world. | Video

Exclusive: Iran eyeing Iraqi flour market via Russia wheat deal

17 Feb 2018

DUBAI Iran is negotiating a wheat import deal with Russia that would allow it to increase flour exports to neighbouring Iraq, the secretary general of the Iran Federation of Food Industry Associations told Reuters on Saturday.

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