Syria is trying to tap frozen funds in foreign bank accounts to step up purchases of food stocks including wheat, as civil war and a deepening humanitarian crisis push President Bashar al-Assad to seek new ways to feed his people.
Egypt has less than two months' supply of imported wheat left in its stocks, ousted President Mohamed Mursi's minister of supplies said, revealing a shortage more acute than previously disclosed.
Speaking to Reuters near m
A group of four Bahrainis are set to hit the road on Wednesday to deliver food supplies to Syrian refugees this week, a report said.
The three-truck cargo will be delivered into Al Za'atari Camp in Jordan for the second
More than 100,000 sheep are due to be imported into Bahrain in the coming weeks to ensure adequate food stocks for Ramadan, said a top official.
They are being brought from Australia by Bahrain Livestock Company (BLC), which also plans to
Egypt's government has taken measures to calm investors and help Egyptians hurt financially by unprecedented countrywide protests that have entered their eighth day.
Many Egyptians live hand to month and have felt the strain as protest
Gulf states have expressed interest in livestock and rice farming in Thailand to secure food supplies, a Thai official said on Monday.
Food security has topped the policy agenda in the Gulf region following rampant inflation last year that