As Iraq's crises have deepened there are increasing reports of militias acting with more and more autonomy, GlobalPost reports.» Read More
This is now the best armed terrorist group in the world, says Samuel Berger, Albright Stonebridge Group, sharing his thoughts about how to effectively deal with the brutality of Islamist militants.
The Islamic State (ISIS) claims to have beheaded American journalist James Foley and has threatened the life of another. NBC reports.
Islamic State militants have claimed they have beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley. NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports.
Firas Abi Ali, senior manager for Middle East and Africa at IHS Global Insight, says the U.S.'s actions in Iraq have a "limited objective".
NEW YORK, Aug 19- U.S. crude oil lost nearly $2 on Tuesday, falling for a second straight day as a rush of selling ahead of the session close brought the contract to its lowest price since January.
Brent crude oil for delivery in October was up 4 cents at $101.64 a barrel at 12:56 p.m. EDT, after falling to $101.07, the lowest level since June 2013, the same month Brent prices were last below $100 a barrel.
NEW YORK, Aug 19- Brent crude prices fell to a 14- month low on Tuesday, giving up early gains as recovering Libyan output, sustained Iraqi production and weak demand offset concerns about threats to supply.
The Islamic State (IS or ISIS) faces increasing rejection from within Iraq and Syria despite its continued expansion, Global Post reports.
DUHOK, Iraq/ ANKARA, Aug 19- The capacity of Iraqi Kurdistan's independent oil pipeline will almost double to at least 200,000 barrels per day by the end of this month, increasing the semi-autonomous region's exports and revenue, industry sources and officials said.
*Lukoil says operations in Iraq unaffected by violence. MOSCOW, Aug 19- Lukoil, Russia's second biggest oil producer, said on Tuesday it had shipped 1 million barrels of oil produced from southern Iraq's giant West Qurna-2 oilfield, its first shipment from the field, despite a surge of violence in Iraq.
NBC's Bill Neely reports on the retaking of Mosul Dam from Islamic States militants by the Kurds helped by U.S. air strikes.
President Obama addressed the situation in Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri. CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson on Wednesday.
President Obama addresses military operations and the situation in Iraq. Iraqi and Kurdish forces took back a major dam Monday.
President Obama addresses events in Ferguson, Missouri.
*Kurdish forces make progress in Iraq against militants. NEW YORK, Aug 18- Brent crude oil shed nearly $2 a barrel to reach its lowest price in over a year on Monday as investor concerns over conflict in Ukraine and Iraq eased, and as higher Libyan oil output added to already ample supplies.
This group is the point of the spear against Islamic extremism. So why is the US ignoring them?, asks David Phillips.
CNBC's Sara Eisen reports U.S. airstrikes are helping Kurdish and Iraqi ground forces retake portions of a strategic dam that was captured by Islamic militants, and Pope Francis has endorsed the use of force in Iraq.
*Kurdish forces make progress in Iraq against militants. NEW YORK, Aug 18- Brent crude oil shed more than $2 a barrel to reach its lowest price in over a year on Monday as investor concerns over conflict in Ukraine and Iraq eased, and as higher Libyan oil output added to already ample supplies.
*Kurdish forces make progress in Iraq against militants. NEW YORK, Aug 18- Brent crude oil sunk by more than $2 a barrel to its lowest price in over a year on Monday as investor concerns over conflict in Ukraine and Iraq eased, and as higher Libyan oil output added to already ample supplies.
Fugitive Vice President Tarek al-Hashemi warns that U.S. air strikes would do nothing to end the violence.