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  • Iraq is aflame, oil prices aren't—not yet anyway Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    One would think Iraq's instability would prompt a price spike. Instead, ​they're about where they were a year ago.

  • US right to send help to Iraqis: UK's Tony Blair  Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 1:40 AM ET

    Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair tells NBC that the U.S. was right to send troops to Iraq but extremism in the Middle East is a "long-term" problem.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, July 4- Oil dipped on Friday with Brent futures dropping below $111 a barrel on the prospect of revived Libyan exports and more U.S. crude soon finding its way to refiners, but losses were tempered by economic data pointing to a stronger demand outlook. Trade was extremely thin due to the Fourth of July holiday in the United States.

  • LONDON, July 4- Brent futures dipped below $111 a barrel on Friday on the prospect of revived Libyan exports and more U.S. crude soon finding its way to refiners, but losses were tempered by economic data pointing to an improved demand outlook. Brent crude fell 22 cents to $110.78 a barrel by 1048 GMT and looked set to lose 2 percent this week.

  • 'I told you so' on Iraq: UK MP Galloway  Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    George Galloway, member of parliament for The Respect Party, says he warned the British government not to invade Iraq but now "nothing can be done" to end the violence in the country.

  • SINGAPORE, July 4- Brent futures held steady around $111 a barrel on Friday on signs of an improving demand outlook, although the benchmark is still set to post its biggest weekly loss since early January as supply worries that have rattled oil markets for weeks recede.

  • SINGAPORE, July 4- Brent futures held steady around $111 a barrel on Friday on signs of an improving demand outlook, although the benchmark is still set to post its biggest weekly loss since early January as supply worries that have rattled oil markets for weeks recede.

  • SINGAPORE, July 4- U.S. crude futures are set to post their biggest weekly loss in a month on receding worries about supply from Libya and Iran, although expectations of an improvement in the outlook for demand in the world's top oil consumer checked losses.

  • *Libya reaches deal with rebels to reopen oil ports. NEW YORK, July 3- Crude oil on both sides of the Atlantic dropped on Thursday as supply fears began to ease after Libya declared an end to an oil crisis that has slashed exports from the OPEC member.

  • LONDON, July 3- World shares dipped from a record high and the dollar and U.S. bond yields climbed on Thursday as strong jobs data added to bets that U.S. interest rates could rise within the next six months.

  • *Libya reaches deal with rebels to reopen oil ports. LONDON, July 3- Brent crude futures fell below $111 a barrel on Thursday as supply fears began to ease after Libya declared an end to an oil crisis that has slashed exports from the OPEC member. The question now is how long it will take for flows to come out, "said Ole Hansen, senior commodity strategist at Saxo Bank.

  • Turkey fears Iraq crisis spreading: NATO chief  Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, secretary general of NATO, says Turkey is concerned about the violence in Iraq spreading to its borders.

  • ISTANBUL, July 3- Yakup Saygili ranked among Turkey's top police commanders until he launched anti-graft raids that touched on Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's circle. Now he sits at home, victim of a purge he says has undermined specialist units' ability to tackle a growing terrorist threat spilling from the Middle East.

  • *Libya deal with rebels may make 500,000 bpd available for exports. SINGAPORE, July 3- Brent futures dipped below $111 a barrel on Thursday as supply fears eased after Libya declared an end to an oil crisis that has cut exports from the OPEC member to a trickle, although declines will be capped by concerns over Iraq.

  • *Libya deal with rebels may make 500,000 bpd available for exports. SINGAPORE, July 3- Brent futures dipped towards $111 a barrel on Thursday as supply fears eased after Libya declared an end to an oil crisis that has cut exports from the OPEC member to a trickle, although declines will be capped by concerns over Iraq.

  • Relax, oil supply won't see shortage: Pro  Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:13 AM ET

    Azlin Ahmad, Editor of Argus Media Limited, says the resolution of Libya's oil crisis has quelled the supply fears brought about by the instability in Iraq.

  • *Libya deal with rebels may make 500,000 bpd available for exports. SINGAPORE, July 3- Brent futures dipped below $111 a barrel on Thursday as supply fears eased after Libya declared an end to an oil crisis that has cut exports from the OPEC member to a trickle, although declines will be capped by concerns over Iraq.

  • Fmr. Gulf Oil CEO: Fully support exporting crude  Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    Oil and gas prices are the highest they have been on the 4th of July in six years. Former CEO of Gulf Oil Joe Petrowski, looks at factors behind rising gas prices and weighs in on the export of crude oil.

  • LONDON, July 2- "Geopolitical risk" turns out to have surprisingly little impact on the valuation of oil and most financial assets.

  • Ex-ambassador: These factors sparked Iraq crisis  Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 8:37 PM ET

    James Jeffrey, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq from 2010-2012, attributes the crisis in Iraq to Syria's civil war and the inability of the Iraqi government to mend ethnic divisions.