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December 28, 2014

Iran is providing military advice to Iraqi troops and allied Shiite militias in the battle against Daesh. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
An Iranian military general was killed in the Iraqi city of Samarra on Sunday while advising Iraqi troops in their fight against Daesh.

December 25, 2014

Who said Santa had a bunch of reindeer? Santa (or Santas more like it!) ride proud Arabian pedigree horses in the Middle East - it´s too hot for reindeer of course! Yalla, giddy up!!
04:13 GMT
Arab Santas unite! Here's our top picks from the MENA region. Welcome to Christmas in Arabia!

December 19, 2014

Hundreds of Iraq's Yazidi minority were trapped on Mount Sinjar by Daesh militants since August. (AFP/File)
11:10 GMT
Peshmerga forces in Iraq freed hundreds of Yazidis who were trapped by Daesh militants on Mount Sinjar, according to a Kurdish leader.
The seven-day war game, codenamed "Mohammad Rasolallah," will involve the Army, Navy, Air Force, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and the Basij (Volunteer) Force, Army Brig. Gen. Abdolrahim Mousavi told reporters. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Iran will conduct a large-scale military exercise in the south of the country beginning Dec. 25, a senior Iranian military commander announced Thursday.

December 16, 2014

An FBI official did not provide further details, but said the agency routinely provides private industry with advisories to help it fend off cyber threats.
15:20 GMT
The FBI has warned US businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation.

December 15, 2014

The Painting Pool has been enjoying several screenings and awards at various international film festivals. (Image: Mehr News)
14:12 GMT
A UNESCO award-winning Iranian film titled "The Painting Pool" has entered the competition lineup of the 2015 Victoria Film Festival in Canada.
Iran is considered one of the world's most corrupt places.
04:55 GMT
Iranian authorities have arrested 12 people for syphoning off more than $4.5 billion (3.6 billion euros) from one of the country's main banks over several years.