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".» Read More
Raoul Ruparel, head of economic research at Open Europe, says further Western involvement in Iraq will be "hard to sell" to the public.
*Libya raises oil output to 535,000 bpd. *Kurdish, U.S. forces make progress in Iraq against militants. SINGAPORE, Aug 18- Brent crude fell below $103 a barrel on Monday as Libya increased its oil output and as worries over supply from key producer Iraq eased.
*U.S. air support helping Kurds in Mosul Dam drive. DOHUK, Iraq, Aug 17- Kurdish fighters pushed to retake Iraq's largest dam on Sunday in an attempt to reverse gains by Islamic State insurgents who have overrun much of the country's north, officials said.
DOHUK, Iraq, Aug 17- Kurdish fighters are advancing towards the militant-held city of Mosul, aiming to reverse gains by Islamic State insurgents, witnesses and a Kurdish peshmerga commander said on Sunday.
ZAGREB, Aug 17- A delivery of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan has arrived at Croatia's Adriatic sea port of Omisalj, a Croatian government source said on Sunday, confirming a report by daily newspaper Jutarnji List late on Saturday.
Islamic State insurgents "massacred" some 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority, a Yazidi lawmaker and two Kurdish officials said on Friday.
LONDON, Aug 15- Iraqi Kurdistan has delivered its third major cargo of crude oil out of a Turkish port and a fourth is sailing to Croatia, showing the autonomous region is finding more buyers despite legal pressure from Baghdad and setbacks in the United States.
In the wake of Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki stepping down, NBC's Duncan Golestani discusses the appointment of his successor Haider al-Ibadi.
NEW YORK, Aug 15- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Friday, with major indexes on track for a second week of gains, as traders bet there would be no immediate escalation in the tense situations in Ukraine or Iraq.
NEW YORK, Aug 15- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday, with major indexes on track for a second week of gains, as traders bet there would be no immediate escalation in the tense situations in Ukraine or Iraq.
Discussing geopolitical concerns and the impact to economies in Europe, the U.S. and around the globe, with Rebecca Patterson, Bessemer, and Ed Keon, QMA Financial.
Discussing the significance of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki resigning, with retired U.S. Army Colonel Jack Jacobs.
Peter Hutton, energy analyst at RBC, says Thursday's move in the oil price was "quite significant" and that future prices are now more expensive than present-day prices.
Michael Georgy, a bureau chief at Reuters, discusses Iraq's new prime minister, Haider al-Ibadi, and says that he may not have any more luck than his predecessor on the security front.
LONDON, Aug 15- Brent crude stabilized below $103 a barrel on Friday, close to a 13- month low, on ample supplies of high-quality oil and signs faltering global economic growth may be capping fuel demand.
SINGAPORE, Aug 15- Brent crude edged up on Friday, helped by weakness in the dollar, but it remained near a 13- month low below $103 a barrel as a shaky European economy fuelled concern about demand in a well-supplied oil market. Growth in Germany and France ground to a halt in the second quarter.
Johannes Benigni, Founder & Managing Director at JBC Energy, explains why the stepping down of Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki is unlikely to be an immediate solution to the Iraq crisis.
SINGAPORE, Aug 15- Brent crude edged up on Friday but still traded near a 13- month low below $103 a barrel as a shaky European economy fueled concern about demand in a well-supplied oil market.
CNBC's Annette Weisbach reports on the European Union's plans to build a "support group" with Middle Eastern countries to fight back against the growing threat of the Islamic State.
Peter Galbraith, Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the Center for Arms Control & Non-proliferation, explains why the appointment of a new Prime Minister won't make a difference to the situation in Iraq.