The leader of the Islamic State, formerly Isis, has released the first audiotape calling for jihad since the group renamed.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly said in an audio message posted online:
There is no better effort in this blessed month or any, other than jihad in God's path, so embrace this change and champion Allah's religion through jihad.
The Foreign Secretary has been clear on the threat of Isis, but he has ruled out the prospect of any UK military involvement in the crisis.
Iraq’s foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, is a natural diplomat. Polite, immaculately dressed, and blessed with a great memory.
Isis has paraded military equipment in Mosul it captured from when the Iraqi army fled in what some see as a "nightmare scenario."