21:01 27-08-2014
MAIN Russian
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Sunni militants seize another town in Iraq's western Anbar province

Bishkek (AKIpress) - _75728064_75728059 Sunni militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province - the fourth in two days.

Fighters of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) captured Rutba, 90 miles (150km) east of Jordan's border, officials said.

They earlier seized a border crossing to Syria and two towns in western Iraq as they advance towards Baghdad.

The insurgents intend to capture the whole of the predominantly Sunni Anbar province, a spokesman told the BBC.

Iraq's government said on Sunday it had killed 40 militants in an air strike on the militant-held northern town of Tikrit, although witnesses said civilians died when a petrol station was hit.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking in Cairo, said Isis' "ideology of violence and repression is a threat not only to Iraq but to the entire region".

Calling it a "critical moment", he urged Iraq's leaders "to rise above sectarian motivations and form a government that is united in its determination to meet the needs and speak to the demands of all of their people".

Earlier, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei condemned the prospect of US intervention in Iraq, saying Washington's main intention was to keep Iraq within its own sphere of power.

Dismissing talk of sectarianism, he said: "The main dispute in Iraq is between those who want Iraq to join the US camp and those who seek an independent Iraq."


Twitterfacebookprint
12:09 23.06.2014
LATEST NEWS
17:35 Chinese company to build cement plant in Kemin district17:32 New sports camp to open in Kazakhstan's Akmola region in 2014 - Culture Minister17:19 WHO employee infected by Ebola to be flown to Hamburg for treatment17:19 EBRD know-how helps Kyrgyz garment manufacturer to expand, improve quality17:12 Session of Parliament of Kyrgyzstan to open officially on September 117:07 EBRD, Kyrgyz Economy Minister discuss current and prospective projects in Kyrgyzstan16:57 Kyrgyz government elaborates program for sugar industry revitalization16:53 10,000 people with disabilities get employed in Kazakhstan in 201416:44 Kyrgyz citizen receives serious injuries after stone attack on his car by Tajik citizens16:38 Nazarbayev, Lukashenko discuss Minks summit results16:33 Kyrgyz government asks EBRD's assistance in preparation of energy sector development strategy16:26 UN calls for regulation of ‘e-cigarettes,’ curbs on advertising, sales to minors16:21 PM Rasulzoda to represent Tajikistan during inauguration of Turkey's President-elect16:14 Kazakhstan to expand network of gas stations - Vice Minister of Energy16:12 Construction of chain of hydropower plants on Sary-Jaz River to require some $1.2 billion16:03 Non-working day of September 1 moved to September 5 in Kyrgyzstan15:51 Equipment for collection of biometric data presented in Bishkek15:49 Above 25 laws and treaties of Kazakhstan contradict to Constitution, says chairman of Constitutional Council15:42 Kyrgyz government works on development strategy for Bishkek envisioning replacement of electric substations15:37 Nazarbayev on results of Aug.26 Minsk summit
Astana
+20° C
Ashgabat
+35° C
Bishkek
+30° C
Dushanbe
+31° C
Tashkent
+34° C
exchange rates
 
69.43
52.63
8.52
1.46
240.11
182.00
29.58
5.03
6.57
4.98
0.81
0.14
3127.51
2348.02
381.74
65.22
3.76
2.85
0.46
0.08

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2014
Use of the AKIpress.com materials must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75