John Kerry expects 'timely decisions' on Iraq

John Kerry says he expects president Obama to make 'timely decisions' on Iraq.
John Kerry says he expects president Obama to make 'timely decisions' on Iraq. Credit: Reuters

US Secretary of State John Kerry says given the "gravity of the situation in Iraq" he expects president Barrack Obama to make "timely decisions".

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Islamic State leader calls for jihad in audio message

The leader of the Islamic State, formerly Isis, has released the first audiotape calling for jihad since the group renamed. The group is currently battling Iraqi forces across large parts of the country.