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  • *Higher oil prices due to Iraq could even benefit Gulf. Markets' reaction to the insurgency in Iraq suggest they may finally have succeeded. At the very least, the turmoil in Iraq looks set to widen the Sunni-Shi'ite divide which has poisoned politics across the region.

  • Tal Afar captured by ISIS     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    NBC News' Ayman Mohyeldin reports the Iraqi government is calling on civilians for help in joining militias to try to repel the militants' control.

  • *Sunni Islamists intensify grip on northern Iraq. NEW YORK, June 16- Crude oil futures pushed higher in choppy trading on Monday as advances by Sunni insurgents in Iraq fueled concerns over a potential disruption to oil exports from the second-largest OPEC producer.

  • Rep. Ed Royce, (R-Calif.) questions why the U.S. hasn't intervened in Iraq against ISIS with airstrikes yet.

  • Too early to talk bubbles: Oppenheimer     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    Dissecting the impact of geopolitics on equities, and what's keeping volatility low, with Peter Oppenheimer, Goldman Sachs chief global equity strategist. He looks at the potential next move in gold.

  • *Violence from Iraq to Kenya fuels profit taking. LONDON, June 16- European stocks edged lower on Monday, adding to last week's retreat as mounting violence from Iraq to Kenya pummelled travel shares and prompted investors to cash in on recent outperformers.

  • Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey of Woolsey Partners LLC, discusses the implications of potentially using airstrikes against ISIS, and what America's role should be in the crisis in Iraq.

  • Kurdistan's oil production outlook     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    While the vast majority of oil production is in Southern Iraq, CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, reports on the oil production in the Northern Iraqi Kurdistan region. Baghdad wants to stay in control of all oil exports.

  • *Sunni Islamists solidify grip on northern Iraq. LONDON, June 16- Brent crude held above $112 a barrel on Monday after a strong rally last week, as advances by Sunni insurgents in Iraq raised concerns over a potential disruption to oil exports from the second-largest OPEC producer.

  • How ISIS terror group amassed $2B in assets Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 9:50 AM ET
    This undated file image posted on a militant website on Jan. 4, 2014, which is consistent with other AP reporting, shows Shakir Waheib, a senior member of the al-Qaida breakaway group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), left, next to a burning police vehicle in Iraq's Anbar Province.

    Here's how ISIS, the militant group wreaking havoc in Iraq, is believed to have amassed $2 billion in assets. The Guardian reports.

  • Tensions rise in Iraq     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    Another city has been taken by militant insurgents, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St to open lower on Iraq turmoil Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    *U.S. considering talks with Iran over Iraq. *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. *Geopolitical tensions in Ukraine also flared as Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom reduced supplies to Ukraine after Kiev failed to meet a deadline to pay off its gas debts in a dispute that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe.

  • Kerry: US drone strikes in Iraq on the table Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:54 AM ET
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks January 17, 2014 at the State Department in Washington, DC.

    Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. is willing to talk with Iran over security in Iraq, and U.S. drone strikes "may well" be an option.

  • Oil impact: Long & short term     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    Helima Croft, Barclays managing director, explains how oil disruption in Iraq will likely impact oil prices and oil producers.

  • How should US respond to crisis in Iraq?     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    Peter Mansoor, retired Colonel, U.S. Army, explains why he thinks the U.S. should not support Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. He is the one who created this situation in the first place, says Mansoor.

  • Iraq oil production eyed     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    The crisis in Iraq is raising doubts about Iraq's oil export growth, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • US STOCKS-Futures drop as Iraq turmoil continues Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    *U.S. considering talks with Iran over Iraq. *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. *Geopolitical tensions in Ukraine also flared as Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom reduced supplies to Ukraine on Monday after Kiev failed to meet a deadline to pay off its gas debts in a dispute that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe.

  • 'Anxiety premium' on oil prices     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    Nansen Saleri, QRI Group president & CEO, shares his thoughts on what the latest developments in Iraq means for oil prices.

  • US recovery 'real but fragile': Southern CEO     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    The beta of the worldwide economy is going up and as a result value is going to be under pressure, says Tom Fanning, Southern Company CEO, sharing his thoughts on the economy as tensions grow around the globe.

  • US airstrikes on hold for now     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    Michael Leiter, NBC News terrorism expert, and Michael Singh, Washington Institute managing director, share their thoughts on the crisis in Iraq and the military options available to the U.S.