Lebanon imports 80 percent of its food supplies and the Port of Beirut was a vital lifeline for the country’s grain imports, storing 85 percent of its cereals.
With an overwhelming majority already reeling from poverty, the ongoing pandemic has exacerbated food shortages across Syria.
The move is thought to be in retaliation for Nigeria shutting its borders. The country made the protectionist move to stop cheap imports damaging local markets.
Saudi and Houthi media said drones belonging to the rebels hit a parade in Lahaj province, killing at least six soldiers. Eyewitnesses say high-ranked officials including Yemen's deputy chief of staff were wounded in the attack.
The UN humanitarian chief says the conflict in Yemen has left 11 million people dependent on emergency food assistance and 75 percent of its 22 million people require some form of aid.
As the Saudi-led coalition prepares to attack the port of Hudaida, Saudi-backed forces on the ground say they cannot guarantee what would happen to the trapped civilians.
The second ballistic missile fired from Yemen into Saudi Arabia this month was intercepted over the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait.
Qatar's isolation from the GCC has expanded its relationships beyond the region, and the international community has welcomed its advances.
Around 80 percent of UK's food imports come from the EU members and Brexit could lead to increase in food prices and shortages.
Without stating whether Qatar had rejected the ultimatum as was widely expected, state-run KUNA says Kuwait's emir asked Saudi Arabia and three other countries that have boycotted Qatar to extend their deadline by 48 more hours.
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