Iraq's top cleric calls for agreement on leader

Iraq's top cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has called on political blocs to agree on a prime minister before Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.

Iraq's parliament is set to meet on Tuesday to elect a new government.

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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.