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ANALYSIS-Middle East drought a threat to global food prices

By Reuters | Fri, 7 Mar 2014 15:00 PM
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* U.N. and experts say Middle East driest in decades

* Rain-fed cereal areas in Syria and Iraq hurt

* Experts say poor management worsens drought's impact

* Increased need for imports will pressure global prices

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi

AMMAN, March 7 (Reuters) - The Middle East's driest winter in several decades could pose a threat to global food prices, with local crops depleted ...

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