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January 22, 2013

Kuwait Airways Finally Wins Iraqi Compensation For Planes Destroyed During 1990 Invasion

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Kuwait Airways Airbus A300 destroyed during Iraqi invasion.



Kuwait MPs ratify $500 mn settlement with Iraqi Airways (via AFP)

Kuwait MPs Tuesday overwhelmingly ratified a settlement deal between the Kuwaiti and Iraqi national carriers under which Baghdad will pay $500 million in compensation, ending a 22-year-old dispute. Under the deal reached in July, Iraqi Airways agreed to pay the said compensation to state-owned Kuwait…




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