Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Iraq's Kurdish security forces of unlawfully destroying Arab homes and villages in the north over the past two years in what may amount to a war crime.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are part of a 100,000-strong Iraqi alliance, backed by US-led air strikes and advisers, battling to retake Mosul from Islamic State (IS) but has so far gained just a small foothold in the city.
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Dubai was meant to be a Middle-Eastern Shangri-La, a glittering monument to Arab enterprise and western capitalism.
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This man has sold Dubai to the world as the city of One Thousand and One Arabian Lights, a Shangri-La in the Middle East insulated from the dust-storms blasting across the region.