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  • 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 said to kill 80 Yazidis in Iraq Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 5:38 PM ET
    Iraqi Yazidi refugees rest inside a tent at the Newroz camp in Hasaka province, northeastern Syria.

    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.

  • Haider al-Ibadi next Iraq PM     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    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.

  • Investors keep close eye on geopolitics     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    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.

  • Iraq & ISIS after Maliki     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    Discussing the significance of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki resigning, with retired U.S. Army Colonel Jack Jacobs.

  • 'Big move' in oil price: Analyst     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    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.

  • Iraq: Al-Maliki steps down     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    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.

  • UPDATE 3-Oil steadies near 13-month low under $103 Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 4:28 AM ET

    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.

  • UPDATE 1-Brent stays near 13-month low below $103 Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    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.

  • Situation in Iraq remains delicate: Expert     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 12:43 AM ET

    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.

  • Brent stays near 13-month low below $103 Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:24 PM ET

    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.

  • EU hopes to build Iraq support group against IS     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    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.

  • Can a change in PM resolve the Iraq crisis?     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    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.