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Exclusive: Saudi boosts Russia ties with welcome for Black Sea wheat

08 Aug 2019

CAIRO/MOSCOW Saudi Arabia will relax its bug-damage specifications for wheat imports from its next tender onwards, it told Reuters on Thursday, opening the door to Black Sea imports and strengthening ties with Russia beyond energy cooperation.

Special Report: Abandoned by the UAE, Sudan's Bashir was destined to fall

03 Jul 2019

KHARTOUM, July 3 On the night of April 10, Sudan's feared spymaster, Salah Gosh, visited President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in his palace to reassure the leader that mass protests posed no threat to his rule.

After years of war and drought, Iraq's bumper crop is burning

20 Jun 2019

BAQUBA/NINEVEH PLAINS, Iraq Iraqi farmer Riyadh woke on May 13 to find his wheat crop ablaze. In his fields in Diyala province, he found the remains of a mobile phone and plastic bottle which he believes was an explosive device detonated in the night to start the fire. | Video

Sudan's military and opposition agree in principle to joint council - sources

27 Apr 2019

KHARTOUM Sudan's military rulers and opposition agreed in principle on Saturday to the formation of a joint body to lead a transition from 30 years of autocratic rule by Omar al-Bashir, but not on the new council's make-up, two sources said.

In Egypt, rice import samples are judged in the kitchen

02 Apr 2019

CAIRO/DUBAI With steaming plates of rice and freshly sliced apples on the side, a group of Cairo-based food scientists work in their lab to decide whether the foreign grains will suit Egyptian palates.

EU sugar industry needs consolidation -Cristal Union

11 Feb 2019

DUBAI, Feb 11 The European Union's sugar industry needs to consolidate to contend with the sharp fall in prices since the end of production quotas in 2017, the chief executive of French producer Cristal Union said on Monday.

Dreyfus expects faster switching between sugar, ethanol in Brazil

11 Feb 2019

DUBAI Commodities trading firm Louis Dreyfus expects faster switching between sugar and ethanol production in Brazil, with more flexible mills leading to "dramatic" price-driven shifts.

UPDATE 1-Dreyfus expects faster switching between sugar, ethanol in Brazil

11 Feb 2019

* Alvean expects slight global sugar surplus in 2019/20 (Adds more quotes, context)

ADNOC seals $5.8 billion refining and trading deal with ENI, OMV

27 Jan 2019

ABU DHABI Italy's Eni and Austria's OMV have agreed to pay a combined $5.8 billion to take a stake in Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's (ADNOC) refining business and establish a new trading operation owned by the three partners.

Saudi energy minister says oil market on 'right track'

13 Jan 2019

ABU DHABI Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday the oil market is "on the right track" and will quickly return to balance, but oil producers are willing to do more if needed.

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