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Japan won't join combats like Gulf, Iraq wars

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared that Japan would not take part in multilateral combat operations such as the 1990-1991 Gulf War or the US-led 2003 war in Iraq. He was speaking at a news conference after his cabinet a

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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, Kuwait end airline row in $500m deal

Iraq has reached a $500 million agreement with Kuwait to resolve a standoff over Gulf War-era debts that had prevented Iraqi Airways from flying to destinations in the West, an aide to Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki said on Wednesday.  &n

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Egyptair starts Iraq flights after 21-year break

National carrier Egyptair has resumed direct flights to Iraq after a break of 21 years, said a report. The service was scrapped in 1990 after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Egyptair would fly four times a week to Baghdad and thrice a wek to Ar

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Iraq owes Kuwait $22bn in war reparations

Iraq still owes Kuwait $22.3 billion in reparations from its invasion of the Gulf state two decades ago and the Gulf War that liberated it, a Kuwaiti official said in remarks published on Tuesday.    Mansour Hayat, from the

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Kuwait returns remains of Gulf War Iraqi soldiers

Kuwait returned to Iraq on Monday the remains of 55 Iraqi soldiers killed in the Gulf War in 1991, a month after they were found in a mass grave. Iraqi troops shouldered the remains in coffins draped with Iraqi flags during a ceremony in t

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Kuwait finds mass grave of Iraq troops

Kuwaiti authorities have found a mass grave of 55 Iraqi soldiers killed in the 1991 Gulf War, the state news agency KUNA said. Iraqi military badges and death certificates issued by the US-led coalition forces that fought the war with Iraq

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Iraq war reparations to Kuwait ‘could be reduced’

Britain's UN envoy has endorsed Iraq's request to lower its war reparation payments to Kuwait but said any reduction would need the blessing of both Baghdad and the Kuwaiti authorities. After the 1991 Gulf war, the UN Security Coun

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Iraq war reparations to Kuwait ‘could be reduced’

Britain's UN envoy has endorsed Iraq's request to lower its war reparation payments to Kuwait but said any reduction would need the blessing of both Baghdad and the Kuwaiti authorities. After the 1991 Gulf war, the UN Security Coun

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Remains found of US pilot in first Gulf War

The remains of a US Navy pilot have been found and positively identified, more than 18 years after he was shot down over Iraq and became the first US casualty of the first Gulf War, the US Defense Department said. The Pentagon's announceme

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