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  • ISIS targets Iraq infrastructure     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    NBC's Richard Engel reports on the latest round of violence in Iraq as President Obama rules out immediate air strikes and Iran's Rouhani announces his country will not hesitate to protect holy sites in Iraq.

  • Largest refinery in Iraq under attack     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks with Dr. Najmaldin Karim, governor of Kirkuk about the recent violence in Iraq and the suggestion of breaking up the country into three parts.

  • NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports on the latest round of violence in Iraq as President Obama rules out immediate air strikes and Iran's Rouhani announces his country will not hesitate to protect holy sites in Iraq.

  • Selling terror: How ISIS runs like a corporate entity Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 9:12 PM ET
    Kurdish Peshmerga forces stand guard in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

    The army success and brutality of the jihadi group surging through Iraq have been recorded with the level of precision often seen in company accounts.

  • Finding diplomacy in Middle East     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 3:26 PM ET

    Discussing the prospects of Baghdad falling and if the U.S. will confront militant Sunni groups, with former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill.

  • Obama to meet Congressional leaders on Iraq     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 3:24 PM ET

    Amid escalating conflict, CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports President Obama will meet with leaders of Congress to review U.S. options in Iraq.

  • Views from Kurdistan: Iraqi refugees flee fighting Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 2:52 PM ET
    Refugees fleeing Islamic militants arrive at a security checkpoint for a United Nations camp east of Mosul, Iraq, on June 17, 2014.

    CNBC on Tuesday witnessed about 2,000 civilians who had fled to a United Nations camp hastily arranged at Kalak, Iraq.

  • Iraq fighting approaches Baghdad     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    The majority of the fighting in Iraq is taking place in the Northern region, but many didn't fear it would reach Baghdad. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports 7 people are dead in a car bombing in Baghdad.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges up, but Iraq still in focus Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    *Iraq violence remains in focus; oil dips. NEW YORK, June 17- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Tuesday afternoon, recovering from morning declines though investors kept watching the turmoil in Iraq as the Federal Reserve began a two-day policy meeting.

  • *Questions mount if Iraq can increase oil output at all. MOSCOW/ NEW DELHI, June 17- Some oil companies are pulling foreign staff from Iraq, fearing Sunni militants from the north could strike at major oilfields concentrated in the Shi'ite south despite moves by the Baghdad government to tighten security.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NBC News has confirmed the U.S. and Iran discussed Iraq, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with the latest details on the growing crisis.

  • Federal Reserve meeting and concern about the developing crisis in Iraq. President Barack Obama notified Congress under the War Powers Resolution on Monday that the United States would deploy up to 275 military personnel to provide support and security for U.S. staff in Iraq.

  • SEOUL, June 17- U.S. crude oil futures slipped on Tuesday after a rally triggered by unrest in Iraq lost some steam as OPEC's second-largest producer tightened security around oil infrastructure and oilfields to protect them from insurgents.