Migrant workers in Kuwait outnumber locals three to one. (AP Photo)
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Iraq has agreed to resume payments from its oil revenues to compensate fully $4.6 billion still owed to Kuwait for destruction of its oil fields and facilities during the 1990-91 Gulf War, the United Nations said Tuesday. Payments from the U.N. fund, which were suspended since October 2014 due to security and budgetary challenges faced by Iraq in its fight against Daesh (ISIS), will begin with 0.5 percent of its oil proceeds in 2018 and escalate annually until the end of 2021, the U.N. Compensation Commission said.
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