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  • Oil prices vulnerable?     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis speaks with Jeff Grossman, BRG Brokerage president, about concerns to potential oil supply disruptions in Libya and Iraq.

  • Secretary Kerry meets with Kurdish leaders     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    Secretary of State John Kerry is in northern Iraq urging the leaders of the Kurdistan region to stand with Baghdad in an attempt to hold Iraq together as a country. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest in the crisis.

  • Want to know Iraq's fate? Keep an eye on this guy Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 12:56 PM ET
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

    If Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki stays in power, expect more fighting. But a replacement will be just as telling.

  • Destabilization risk greater than Iraq: Expert     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Providing his perspective on Iraq, former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen, says the most important thing to do is sure up the defenses in Jordan and Saudi Arabia to prevent ISIS from destabilizing both countries.

  • Russian shares hit 5-month high on Putin comments Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 8:55 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, pauses during a global business leaders summit at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF)

    Russian shares leapt to a five-month high after President Vladimir Putin asked parliament to revoke Russia's right to send troops to Ukraine.

  • *Iraq exports 2.53 million bpd from southern terminals, near record. SINGAPORE, June 24- Brent crude slipped below $114 a barrel on Tuesday, as data showing near-record high oil exports from Iraq indicated supplies remained unaffected by the escalating violence at OPEC's No. 2 producer.

  • *Iraq exports 2.53 million bpd from southern terminals, near record. SINGAPORE, June 24- Brent crude slipped below $114 a barrel on Tuesday, as data showing near-record high oil exports from Iraq indicated supplies remained unaffected by the escalating violence at the OPEC's No. 2 producer.

  • *Sunni insurgents capture three towns in Iraq's Anbar. NEW YORK, June 23- Brent crude recorded its largest one-day decline in five weeks on Monday, falling toward $114 a barrel as oil exports from Iraq remained unaffected by Islamic insurgents' continued advance on Baghdad.

  • ISIS includes ex-Hussein militants     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Iraqi officials to try and get them to form a new government as ISIS captures more towns. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the latest from the besieged country.

  • *Sunni insurgents capture three towns in Iraq's Anbar. *Iraq's oil exports near record rates in June. NEW YORK, June 23- Brent crude fell toward $114 on Monday, putting it on track for the largest one-day decline in more than five weeks, as concerns waned that a Sunni Islamist insurgency in Iraq would cut the country's oil exports.

  • Sunni rebels threatened to invade Jordan     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    More Iraqi cities have fallen to the heavily armed al-Qaida linked Sunni group. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the details.

  • *Sunni insurgents capture three towns in Iraq's Anbar. *Iraq's oil exports near record rates in June. Although insurgents made further gains at the weekend Iraq's crude exports have not yet been slowed by the conflict.

  • How to gain stability in Iraq: Sen. Johnson     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    We need to do whatever we can for the Kurds up in the north, says Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-Wis.), sharing his thoughts on the political turmoil sweeping Iraq and what the U.S. should do to help.

  • Iraq insurgency fueling oil prices     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    John Kingston, Platts Global director of news, provides insight on oil production in Iraq as the ongoing crisis prompts some cutbacks in northern production.

  • *Sunni insurgents capture three towns in Iraq's Anbar. LONDON, June 23- Brent crude held near $115 a barrel on Monday, supported by worries about potential disruptions to supply from Iraq where Sunni insurgents took control of strongholds along the border with Syria at the weekend.

  • Iraq is a failed state: Author     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    David Phillips, "The Kurdish Spring" author, explains why the U.S. needs a plan on the Iraq crisis and should foster a relationship with Turkey.

  • Kerry meets with Maliki     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Secretary John Kerry is urging Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki to form an inclusive government.

  • *Sunni insurgents capture three towns in Iraq's Anbar. Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant seized three towns in Iraq's western Anbar province after taking control of two frontier crossings on the Iraq- Syrian border at the weekend.

  • Kerry lands in Baghdad as insurgency spreads Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 4:24 AM ET

    John Kerry landed in Baghdad on Monday to press the Prime Minister to form a more inclusive government in response to a Sunni insurgency.

  • *Sunni insurgents capture 3 towns in Iraq's Anbar. SINGAPORE, June 23- Brent crude rose above $115 a barrel on Monday, holding near a nine-month high amid concerns of possible disruptions to supply from Iraq where Sunni insurgents seized control of more towns over the weekend.