Iran plans to ration diesel supplies in a bid to curb rampant smuggling of the scarce fuel to neighbouring countries, its oil minister said on Wednesday.
Government-issued smart cards have controlled private Iranian motorists'
Iraq is buying 150,000 tonnes of white sugar through direct contract rather than tender to cover its food ration needs, the trade ministry said.
A source close to the trade minister said contracts were signed on Friday with companies from
Egypt has opened its ration card system to an extra 17 million people and doubled the amount of rice that card holders receive in an effort to counter the effects of rising food prices.
The global prices of staple foods have risen more tha