The move came to insulate domestic markets from a global wheat crisis that led to price fluctuations.
Head of World Trade Organization predicts a "bumpy and rocky" road as it opens its highest-level meeting in 4-1/2 years, with issues like pandemic preparedness, food insecurity and overfishing of the world’s seas on the agenda.
The price of the staple food item has more than doubled since May last year, as the country grapples with an unrelenting economic and political crisis that predates the coronavirus pandemic.
Aid workers are warning Tigray region is on cusp of a crisis with a shortage of food, medication and body bags.
The International Red Cross estimates that about 4.2 million people were affected by the back-to-back Category 4 hurricanes in November in Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala.
North Korean media has not reported on Kim Jong-un's whereabouts since he presided over a meeting on April 11, provoking intense speculation about his health.
Most of the country's 450-million-strong workforce in the informal economy have no means of reaching home and staying indoors for the 21 days of shutdown.
People in Yemen confront the world's worst humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country where 8.3 million are entirely dependent on external food aid, the UN says.
Over 1.2 million people in war-torn South Sudan are one step away from famine and in early 2018 half the country's population will be reliant on emergency food aid, the UN humanitarian chief says.
UNICEF expresses concern over aid distribution in Yemen's Sanaa as the first ship of flour arrived at the country's Hodeidah port after a more than two-week Saudi blockade was lifted.
Some 2.7 million Kenyans are struggling with hunger after the country was hit hard by two years of drought.
Led by Saudi Arabia, several states in the Middle East and Africa severed ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing the gas-rich Gulf state of supporting terrorism and Iran.
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