Iraq 'asking US to launch air strike on militants'

Iraq is asking the US to launch an air attack on Sunni militant group Isis, the country's foreign minister has said, according to a TV news report on Al Arabiya.

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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.