UN Gulf War reparations body pays out $972.4 million
The United Nations Gulf War reparations body paid out a further $972.4 million on Tuesday for losses due to Iraq's invasion and occupation of Kuwait, bringing the total to nearly $24.4 billion, the agency said.


The payments included some compensation for environmental damage inflicted on Iraq's neighbors during the seven-month occupation which began in August 1990, the UNCC said in a statement.(Reuters)