WASHINGTON, Sept 16- The U.S. House of Representatives began debating legislation on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, and lawmakers said the measure would likely pass the full Congress by the end of this week.» Read More
The U.S. may hold discussions with Iran about Iraq's security crisis, but Washington will not coordinate potential military action in Iraq.
NEW YORK, June 16- Oil prices rose on Monday after advances by Sunni insurgents in Iraq raised concerns over potential disruption to crude supplies, while the Iraqi violence and renewed tensions in Ukraine drove a shift into safe-haven currencies and bonds.
*Bonds gain on safety bid on Iraq, Ukraine tensions. Worries about Iraq were intensifying after Sunni insurgents seized a mainly ethnic Turkmen city in northwestern Iraq on Sunday after heavy fighting, solidifying their grip on the north after a lightning offensive that threatens to dismember Iraq.
*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.
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.
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.
*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.
Here's how ISIS, the militant group wreaking havoc in Iraq, is believed to have amassed $2 billion in assets. The Guardian reports.
*Bonds gain safety bid on Iraq, Ukraine tensions. Worries about Iraq were intensifying after Sunni insurgents seized a mainly ethnic Turkmen city in northwestern Iraq on Sunday after heavy fighting, solidifying their grip on the north after a lightning offensive that threatens to dismember Iraq.
Another city has been taken by militant insurgents, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Helima Croft, Barclays managing director, explains how oil disruption in Iraq will likely impact oil prices and oil producers.
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.
The crisis in Iraq is raising doubts about Iraq's oil export growth, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Nansen Saleri, QRI Group president & CEO, shares his thoughts on what the latest developments in Iraq means for oil prices.
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.
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.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Iraqi government has begun fighting back against Islamic militant insurgents.
Here are five ways the collapse of Iraq could hit America. The Fiscal Times reports.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on whether possible solutions will likely be found anytime soon in the Iraqi crisis.