food

Qatar Launches New Shipping Routes to Oman Amid Food Shortage Fears

DOHA, June 12 – Qatar has launched two new shipping services to Omani ports after other Gulf states severed ties with Doha last week, raising concerns over food supplies to import-dependent Qatar. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Arab countries cut diplomatic as well as travel and trade ties with Qatar last week,

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For Cairo Bikers, This ‘Ride-Through’ Cafe is a Haven

CAIRO, May 16 – Motorcyclists in Cairo have taken to hanging out at a cafe where they can drive their bikes through the front door and get a bit of the love they feel is lacking on the streets of their city. Throwback to our soft opening… Grand opening soon stay tuned for more details

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Germany Detects H5N1 Bird Flu on Poultry Farm in Brandenburg

BERLIN, Dec 2 – Germany reported a first case of the contagious bird flu strain H5N1 on Friday on a small poultry farm in the northeastern state of Brandenburg, the state’s consumer protection ministry said. The farm in the Oberhavel district was sealed off and some 500 chicks, ducks and geese were culled, a spokeswoman

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McDonald’s Sells Singapore, Malaysian Franchise to Saudi Group

Dec 2 – McDonald’s Corp said on Friday it had sold the franchise rights for its restaurants in Singapore and Malaysia to Saudi Arabia’s Lionhorn Pte Ltd as part of a plan to move away from direct ownership in Asia. The fast-food chain said it transferred its ownership interest in 390 restaurants, more than 80

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Big Mac Creator Dies at 98

Dec 1 – The man behind one of the most recognizable fast-food sandwiches, McDonald’s Big Mac, died this week at age 98. Michael James Delligatti invented the Big Mac – two beef patties on a hamburger bun – which debuted at a McDonald’s restaurant in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1967. McDonald’s tweeted a message on Wednesday

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The Art of Food: Artisan Dubai

A three Michelin star chef brings her experience to Dubai By Meera Pattni Florence was one of the many cities I had hoped to visit when I lived abroad. Everyone always talked about the food there. The dessert, they would say, ‘it feels like everything suddenly makes sense, and nothing else matters. And no, it

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Food Production in Syria Hits All-Time Low – U.N. Agencies

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Nov 15  – Food production has dropped to an all-time low in Syria where civilians are struggling through their sixth winter in a war zone, U.N. agencies said on Tuesday. Many farmers have had to abandon their land, unable to afford the soaring cost of seeds, fertilisers and tractor fuel, the

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UN Food Agency Appeals for $152 Mln in Aid for Afghan Refugees

KABUL, Nov 13  – The United Nations on Sunday appealed for $152 million to provide shelter, sanitation and food for a huge influx of refugees returning to Afghanistan from Pakistan. Pakistan has stepped up the pressure for its 1.5 million registered Afghan refugees to return home, citing security concerns. Refugees and others see Islamabad as

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World Food Prices Edge Up in October: FAO

By Isla Binnie ROME, Nov 10 – World food prices edged up in October to continue an upward trend since January, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday, adding that prospects for global cereal output had improved. Barring a slight dip in July, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) food price index has steadily

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