Saudi Arabia's ex-head of intelligence has criticized U.S. anti-terrorism tactics, saying Obama was wrong to rule out troops in Syria and Iraq.» Read More
Most media outlets refer to the violent terrorist group as "ISIS" rather than "ISIL." Some people don't like that.
Retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark thinks airstrikes are "part of" a successful strategy to disarming terrorist group ISIS.
*Saudi says cuts output, but overall OPEC supply rises. LONDON, Sept 10- Oil dropped to a 17- month low close to $98 a barrel on Wednesday as rising supplies and weak demand helped extend losses into a fifth session, while OPEC lowered the projected demand for its crude and U.S. product stocks jumped.
TEHRAN, Iran— The fighting between Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants will delay even further the planned start of Iranian natural gas exports to neighboring Iraq, Iran's oil minister was quoted as saying Wednesday.
Turkey is in a tough position with ISIS but it is essential to any multilateral coalition against the Islamic State, says David Phillips.
DUBAI, Sept 9- Iraq's new oil minister is a veteran politician who will need to deploy all his experience to resolve disputes over Kurdish oil production and allay foreign investor fears about Islamist militia control in northern oil fields.
As geopolitical tensions around the world ease, commodity prices will see further declines, says Warren Gilman, Chairman & CEO at CEF Holdings.
The oil market has become more bearishly positioned than it's been for several years, and prices could fall another 10 percent or more in the near future.
*U.S. forms coalition of willing to combat IS in Iraq. NEWPORT, Wales, Sept 7- NATO leaders emerged from a summit in Wales with a plan to protect eastern members from a resurgent Russia, a pledge to reverse the decline in their defence spending, and an embryonic Western coalition to combat Islamic militants in Iraq.
WASHINGTON— Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task— act fast to keep the U.S. government open and then race home to campaign. Jeff Sessions, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Obama can use force against the militants in Iraq or Syria based on the military doctrine that if someone "is attacking you or your ally you can respond."
Gary Bernsten, former CIA official, discusses how the U.S. should deal with the threat of ISIS and its social media accounts. Ross Gerber of Gerber Kawasaki, provides his opinion.
HOUSTON, Sept 5- Iraq has refiled in U.S. court to gain control of $100 million of Kurdish crude oil on a tanker near Texas, days after the court ruled it lacked jurisdiction to seize the cargo but said it could hear arguments over who is the oil's rightful owner.
Retired Army General Barry McCaffrey addresses the political efforts and developing strategies out of the NATO Summit to address the emerging threat from ISIS. "I don't think you can put Iraq back together," he says.
CNBC's John Harwood provides insight to President Obama's statement on strategies to destroy ISIS.
President Obama addresses the developing U.S. and international strategies to degrade ISIS.
President Obama walks through the steps to destroying ISIS, saying the international community will need to bolster the strength of the Iraqi security forces.
President Obama speaks about the significant threat of ISIS to NATO members, and agreement among the international community to degrade ISIS.
President Obama discusses if sanction against Russia will be lifted if the cease-fire is honored. Obama says he is hopeful, but skeptical of the agreement between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels.
President Obama announces plans by the U.S. and Europe to "deepen and broaden" sanctions that will impact Russian financial, energy and defense sectors.
Speaking from the NATO summit, President Obama discusses plans to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine and to confront the threat of ISIS. Obama outlines a plan to meet these geopolitical challenges.