Iran vows to protect Shi'ite holy shrines 'from terrorists'

Iran's president Rouhani said Iran would not hesitate to protect Shi'ite holy shrines in Iraq "from killers and terrorists".

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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.