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Yemen struggles with food shortages as shipments stay slow

A trickle of aid, medicine and commercial food cargoes is reaching Yemen yet the process remains slow as more ships await clearance to discharge at ports and logistical chains buckle due to fuel shortages and war. Before Saudi Ara

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Gold traders in Bahrain hit by acid shortage

Gold traders in Bahrain claim to have been hit by new regulations that restrict the sale of corrosive acids used in their day-to-day business. Both sulphuric and nitric acid are used to test and treat gold and silver, but can also

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Apple Watch goes on sale amid supply shortage

The Apple Watch goes on sale around the world on Friday, the final stage of a protracted launch of Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook's first new product, capping months of publicity and a frenetic two weeks of pre-orders. Buy

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Meat shortage in Bahrain after clamp on imports

A shortage of subsidised meat has hit Bahrain's markets following a ban on chilled imports imposed last week. Traders at the Manama Central Market told that they had been selling out all of their subsidised meat within the fir

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Meat shortage fears in Bahrain after import ban

Bahrain is expected to face a subsidised meat shortage in the coming days due to a ban on chilled imports. Meanwhile, the country's main abattoir and livestock importer says it could close down next month due to demands being

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Fresh chicken shortage in Qatar as Saudi supplies drop

Top shopping outlets in Doha have reported a severe shortage of fresh chicken over the past few days due to a decline in supplies from Saudi Arabia, according to a report. The Qatari market depends heavily on imports from Saudi Ar

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$250bn ‘needed to tackle energy crunch’ in India

India needs to invest $250 billion over the next five years to tackle chronic energy shortages and provide power for all its 1.2 billion people, its power minister said on Thursday. Piyush Goyal said the bulk of the investment wou

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$250bn ‘needed to tackle energy crunch’ in India

India needs to invest $250 billion over the next five years to tackle chronic energy shortages and provide power for all its 1.2 billion people, its power minister said on Thursday. Piyush Goyal said the bulk of the investment wou

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GCC housing shortage to top 1m units by 2018

The young demographic structure of the GCC region is creating a surge in demand for housing that could lead to a shortage in excess of one million units by 2018, a report said. With the GCC region set to face a massive shortage of

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Dubai water drive raises $50m

A Dubai initiative to provide potable water to five million people facing shortages in Asia and Africa has raised nearly $50 million, said a report.   The UAE Water Aid campaign, Suqia, has exceeded its goal as t

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