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Kuwait Airways resumes Iraq flights

A scheduled Kuwait Airways flight landed in Iraq late on Wednesday for the first time since the 1990 Iraqi invasion, in the latest sign of improved ties between the neighbours. Kuwait's national airline flew 100 passengers to

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Iraq to pay $408m Gulf War debt to Egyptians

Iraq said on Saturday it had agreed to pay $408 million to hundreds of thousands of Egyptian workers who fled Iraq because of Saddam Hussein's 1990-91 invasion of Kuwait. Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari signed a memorandum of under

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Iraq's Tareq Aziz sentenced to death

Iraq's high tribunal on Tuesday passed a death sentence on Tareq Aziz, once the international face of dictator Saddam Hussein's regime, over the persecution of Islamic parties, the court said. The death sentence was the first to be handed

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Blair says did not foresee Iraq 'nightmare'

Former British prime minister Tony Blair said on Wednesday he could have not have imagined what he called the "nightmare" that unfolded in Iraq but still did not regret joining the US-led invasion. In a political memoir Blair echoed previo

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'Chemical Ali' sentenced

A cousin of the late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been sentenced to death by an Iraqi court for the mass murder of Kurds in 1988. Ali Hassan Al Majid, known as 'Chemical Ali' for his use of poison gas, was convicted of genocide.

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