• Iraq's largest refinery shut down     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    Foreign staff at Iraq's largest oil refinery in Baiji have been evacuated, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Iraqi officials say they are still in control of the refinery, but it is surrounded by Islamist militants.

  • LONDON, June 17- Iraqi Kurdistan has built a link connecting Kirkuk to its newly-built pipeline to Turkey, its minister of natural resources said, potentially cementing Kurdish control over the northern oil hub and reducing its reliance on Baghdad.

  • Iran, world powers to meet in Vienna for nuclear talks. *Iraq's main refinery shuts down. NEW YORK, June 17- Brent oil held steady above $113 per barrel on Tuesday as fears that violence in Iraq could hit exports offset thawing relations between Iran and the West that could boost that nation's output.

  • FACTBOX-Iraq's oil exports, key oil facilities Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    June 17- Iraq's oil exports, confined to its southern terminals, have not so far been affected by escalating violence in the north, where an export pipeline has been out of action since March.

  • The flight from ISIS     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on conditions within a UN camp where about 2,000 civilians have fled fighting in nearby Mosul, Iraq.

  • *Iraq's main refinery shuts down. LONDON, June 17- Oil was steady at around $113 per barrel on Tuesday, as signs of a thaw in relations between Iran and the West offset fears that Iraqi exports could be hit by spreading violence in OPEC's second-biggest oil exporter.

  • The heart of Iraq situation     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    With the White House reportedly considering air strikes in Iraq, former U.S. National Security Adviser Samuel Berger, discusses U.S. options in Iraq and what it could mean for Obama's presidential legacy.

  • US & Iran officials meet in Vienna     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    The New York Times is reporting 44 Sunni prisoners have been killed in a police station north of Baghdad. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, provides an update on U.S. and Iranian efforts to quell the situation in Iraq.

  • This would make me hate the market: Cramer     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 8:52 AM ET

    My fear is not inflation in this country other than in gasoline and at the pump, says CNBC's Jim Cramer explaining why he is keeping an eye on oil as unrest continues in Iraq.

  • The Iraqi army and Shiite religious leaders have finally mobilized, reports NBC's Richard Engel, with an update on the crisis in Iraq.

  • Terrorist tycoons on a horrific march to Baghdad Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:51 AM ET
    Iraqi Shiite men, some of them wearing military fatigues and guns given by the government, raise their weapons as they gather in the Iraqi town of Jdaideh in the Diyala province on June 14, 2014.

    What do terrorists with nearly $430 million worth of stolen money do? That’s the question on the minds of global security experts.

  • How to boost the economy: Roach     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    Stephen Roach, Yale University senior fellow, shares his outlook on consumers and the economy. We seriously need to think about new sources of growth, Roach says.

  • Global risks on the radar     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    Geoff Dennis, UBS head of gem equity strategy, discusses the impact of geopolitical concerns on global money. So far it's been fairly muted, says Dennis.

  • China's crude realities     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    Stephen Roach, Yale University senior fellow, shares his thoughts on China's energy dependency and the ripple effect of China's relationship with Iraq and the U.S.

  • Three things US must do in Iraq: Expert     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    Stuart Holliday, Meridian CEO, discusses the challenges of establishing ground support in Iraq.

  • BP continues to operate despite Iraq unrest     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    Bob Dudley, BP CEO says his company hasn't missed a beat in operations so far, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with an update from Iraq.

  • Iran, world powers to meet in Vienna for nuclear talks. *UK to re-open embassy in Iran. LONDON, June 17- Oil futures fell towards $112 per barrel on Tuesday, pressured by signs of a thaw in relations between Iran and the West although market players saw scope for gains if violence in Iraq threatened production from OPEC's second-biggest producer.

  • *Gold falls after hitting 3- week high in previous session. LONDON, June 17- Gold fell on Tuesday as investors withdrew money from the top bullion fund before a Federal Reserve meeting, while platinum traded flat as details had yet to emerge on a wage agreement in the South African mining sector.

  • TIKRIT, Iraq, June 17- Iraq's biggest oil refinery, Baiji, has been shut down and its foreign staff evacuated, refinery officials said on Tuesday, adding that local staff remain in place and the military is still in control of the facility.

  • Reality of securing Iraq     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    (Ret.) Lt. Gen. Jay Garner, former interim post war Iraq admin., discusses military options in Iraq, and why the U.S. should support the Kurds.