May 18, 2001 |
The United Nations' Persian Gulf War reparations body said it has paid an additional $760.4 million in compensation to 16 countries that filed successful damage claims against Iraq. Among those compensated, Kuwait received $746.5 million for distribution to 250 corporate claimants and 21 government entities, the Geneva-based U.N. Compensation Commission said in a statement. Germany and Japan received $4.7 million and nearly $4.3 million, respectively, for corporate claims, and the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1991
The Salvation Army is requesting individual and corporate donations of blankets to aid Kurdish refugees of the Gulf War. Residents of Los Angeles County are asked to drop off new or clean, folded used blankets at any firehouse station or Salvation Army facility. The blankets are being collected nationwide. The U.S. Air Force will start airlifting and delivering the blankets within a few days. Cash donations will also be accepted. Checks should be made out to the Salvation Army, 900 W.
May 20, 1991 |
The evidence of two crushing wars and a bitter rebellion within 11 years is still vivid in this age-old port on the Shatt al Arab waterway. The flame-blackened facade of the Basra Sheraton Hotel bears testimony to the terrible pounding the city has taken, over the decade perhaps the heaviest in the country. During Iraq's 1980-88 war with Iran, shellfire battered the Sheraton. Rebuilt, the hotel was burned out again two months ago in the Shiite Muslim insurgency against Baghdad.
February 18, 1991
The International Red Cross is proposing NEUTRAL SAFE ZONES IN IRAQ where civilians could go to escape allied bombing. President Cornelio Sommaruga suggested that the zone "could be a whole town." He also expressed hope that food supplies could be sent to Iraq by relief organizations, although he said that he realizes that could be tricky because U.N. economic sanctions are still in effect. "Certainly the first step is to have the agreement, the active interest of the parties involved," he
February 5, 1991 |
The massive allied bombardment of the Iraqi city of Basra has demolished every communications center in that strategic southern city, all major oil refineries, most government buildings, some civilian neighborhoods and hundreds of ammunition depots and food warehouses, according to eyewitnesses. The result: a hellish nightmare of fires and smoke so dense that the witnesses say the sun hasn't been clearly visible for several days at a time.
April 27, 1991 |
The continuing plight of victims of the Persian Gulf War, particularly Kurds who have fled into neighboring Turkey and Iran, has provoked an outpouring of aid from U.S. religious organizations. Assistance from religious groups comes as the United Nations and the United States--working with the British and French--worked to aid Kurds along the Iraqi border with Turkey.