• NEW YORK, Aug 22- U.S. crude oil futures fell on Friday, putting them on track for a fifth straight week of declines, while Brent remained under pressure from a stronger dollar and plentiful supplies despite an escalation of tensions between Russian and Ukraine.

  • U.S. crude for October was down 87 cents at $93.11 a barrel by 11:13 a.m. EDT. "I think the market is still reflecting on the big build in Cushing this week," said Dominick Chirichella, senior partner at Energy Management Institute.

  • *Libya loads second cargo at largest port Es Sider. LONDON, Aug 22- Brent crude oil futures drifted lower on Friday, further below $103 a barrel, as a strong dollar and plentiful supplies continued to pressure prices. "We've reached a stage where the market is looking to stabilise a bit," said Ole Hansen, senior commodity strategist at Saxo Bank.

  • *Libya loads 2nd cargo at largest port Es Sider. SINGAPORE, Aug 22- Brent was trading below $103 a barrel on Friday, heading for a second weekly loss as easing geopolitical risks and higher global oil supply pressured prices. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries pumped more oil in July despite conflicts in the Middle East and Africa.

  • *Libya loads 2nd cargo at largest port Es Sider. *Centurion to send more oil from Permian Basin to Cushing. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries pumped more oil in July despite conflicts in the Middle East and Africa.

  • *U.S. crude futures for October delivery fell 6 cents to trade at $93.90 a barrel as of 0004 GMT. *An Iraqi Kurdish crude oil tanker has reappeared off the coast of Israel having offloaded its cargo, ship tracking data on Reuters showed, in the latest sign the autonomous region is finding buyers for its oil in defiance of Baghdad.

  • DUHOK, Iraq/ ANKARA, Aug 21- Crude oil flow on Iraqi Kurdistan's pipeline to Turkey has resumed after upgrade work was completed and is now running at an increased rate of 200,000 barrels per day, industry sources and Turkish officials told Reuters on Thursday.

  • An end to 'blood for oil'? Maybe not just yet Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:26 PM ET
    Red Adair fire fighting crew work on a blown-out well damaged by retreating Iraqi soldiers in Al-Ahmadi oil field in southern Kuwait,  March 29, 1991.

    As booming shale pushes U.S. oil production to near 9 million barrels per day, some say U.S. strategic interests are being realigned.

  • US officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:54 PM ET
    A U.S. sailor aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.

    U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending American more forces to Iraq.

  • Obama: Will 'see that justice is done' for killing Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking on August 20, 2014.

    "No just God would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day," Obama says of the terrorists who beheaded James Foley.

  • President Obama condemns ISIS     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Wapner and Eamon Javers discuss President Obama's remarks regarding ISIS, and the killing of American journalist James Foley.

  • President Obama says the U.S. will do what's necessary to see justice is done and acts against ISIS standing among others, after remarking on the murder of American journalist James Foley by ISIS.

  • President Obama remarks on the murder of American journalist James Foley by ISIS, who was taken hostage nearly 2 years ago in Syria.

  • The guys who hold the key to stability in Baghdad Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 10:58 AM ET
    Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad August 16, 2014.

    As Iraq's crises have deepened there are increasing reports of militias acting with more and more autonomy, GlobalPost reports.

  • Journalist James Foley reportedly executed     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    American journalist James Foley, who went missing in Syria two years, has apparently been executed by ISIS militants, reports CNBC's Sara Eisen.

  • Social media pushes back at militant propaganda Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    BEIRUT— The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.

  • Middle East crisis takes deadly turn     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    ISIS militants claim to have executed American journalist James Wright Foley, reports NBC's Bill Neely.

  • Forging ties with Iraq     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    Samuel Berger, Albright Stonebridge Group, and Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), discuss U.S. foreign policy in Iraq and Syria.

  • ISIS militants claim to execute US journalist     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:37 AM ET

    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.

  • ISIS militants claim to execute American journalist Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:49 AM ET
    Freelance journalist James Foley

    The Islamic State (ISIS) claims to have beheaded American journalist James Foley and has threatened the life of another. NBC reports.