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Kuwait invasion airline battle back in court

An airline battle sparked by Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait in 1990 returned to the High Court in London today - six years after the emirate won a judgment against Iraqi Airways which now stands at 1.2 billion dollars.

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Hunt for phoney veteran who marched with implausible medal haul

Mother 'accidentally smothered baby on plane'

Police were today investigating reports that a mother accidentally smothered her four-week-old baby daughter to death on a flight after she fell asleep while breastfeeding.

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'Scorned ex-wife' started Kuwait wedding inferno

The fire which roared through a tent at a Kuwaiti wedding reception on Saturday, killing 43 women and children, was deliberately started by the ex-wife of the bridegroom, Kuwaiti newspapers claimed yesterday.

Lethal wedding fire 'started by ex-wife'

A massive fire that destroyed a Kuwaiti wedding tent and killed more than 40 women inside was started by the groom's ex-wife, it emerged today.

Kuwait wedding fire 'killed 41 in three minutes'

The fire at a wedding tent in Kuwait that killed 41 women and children consumed the structure in an intense blaze lasting just three minutes, the head of the country's fire brigade said today.

Scores killed in wedding tent fire

A fire at a wedding tent in Kuwait killed at least 41 women and children guests and injured 76 others, authorities said.

Robert Fisk: Gulf War legacy flares as 'stingy' Kuwait puts the squeeze on Iraq

Oil-rich state demands billions from Baghdad as dispute over border rages

UK troops forced out of Iraq as mandate expires

Training of Iraqis halted after parliament in Baghdad fails to ratify agreement

Obama calls on UN to cancel Iraq's $25bn debt to Kuwait

President Obama yesterday vowed that the US would meet its scheduled goal of withdrawing all of its troops from Iraq by 2011. He also supported the Baghdad government's efforts to persuade the United Nations to cancel the $25bn (£15bn) it owes Kuwait under reparations imposed after the 1991 Gulf war.

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US troops ask Syria to thwart al-Qa'ida offensive

Iraqi authorities say militants will launch attacks in order to claim credit for American military withdrawal

Languages test for suspect asylum-seekers

Asylum seekers claiming to come from Palestine or Kuwait will face being tested on their own language in a bid to weed out bogus applications under changes announced by ministers today.

18 swine flu infected US troops have left Kuwait

All 18 US soldiers infected with swine flu have recovered and left Kuwait, a health official said today.

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