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  • RIYADH, June 26- Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah ordered all necessary measures to protect the kingdom against potential "terrorist threats", state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.

  • YPRES, Belgium/ BRUSSELS, June 26- European Union leaders gathered in Belgium for a solemn ceremony on Thursday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One, determined to display unity despite deep disagreement over who should head their most influential institution.

  • SAUDI KING ORDERS ALL NECESSARY MEASURES TAKEN TO PROTECT KINGDOM AGAINST "TERRORIST THREATS"- STATE NEWS AGENCY.

  • SANAA, June 26- Suspected Islamist militants attacked an airport in the eastern Yemeni city of Seiyun early on Thursday, clashing with soldiers and occupying parts of the building, sources at the airport said.

  • Islamists attack airport in Yemen's Hadramawt region Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 4:07 AM ET

    SANAA, June 26- Suspected Islamist militants attacked the airport in Seiyoun in Hadramawt province of eastern Yemen early on Thursday, occupying parts of it and clashing with soldiers, sources at the airport told Reuters. There were no immediate reports of casualties but the sources said fighting continued in the airport.

  • SINGAPORE June 26- Brent crude dropped under $114 a barrel on Thursday as most of Iraq's oil output remained unaffected by the militant insurgency in the country, although worries over the conflict kept a floor under prices.

  • SINGAPORE June 26- Brent crude fell below $114 a barrel on Thursday as most of Iraq's oil output remained unaffected by the militant insurgency in the country, although worries over the conflict kept a floor under prices.

  • Iconic brands that disappeared Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    "Work Hard. Fly Right" was the motto of Continental Airlines. However, as of Saturday morning, all Continental flights fly the friendly skies as United Airlines flights instead, per the companies' 2010 merger agreement.Even the most iconic brand can plunge into extinction, and when it does, it can be years before the buying public realizes that it's gone. Many people are still not aware that they can no longer fill it to the rim with Brim, or that the streets are no longer paved with bargains at

    Some brands make such an impression that the notion of them dissolving is unthinkable. Click ahead to see iconic brands that have vanished.

  • Corporal Carpenter at NYSE: VA cares very much     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    Corporal Kyle Carpenter shares his story of recovery with CNBC's Carl Quintanilla, after receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Obama. Carpenter shares his experience with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Iraq PM committed to government formation process Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:04 AM ET

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday that he is committed to the process of forming a new government.

  • *Threat of Iraq supply disruptions receding- analyst. SINGAPORE, June 25- Brent crude dropped under $114 a barrel on Wednesday after sharp gains in the past two weeks, although lingering worries that continued violence in Iraq would dent supplies from OPEC's second-largest producer kept a floor under prices.

  • *Threat of Iraq supply disruptions receding- analyst. SINGAPORE, June 25- Brent crude fell towards $114 a barrel on Wednesday after sharp gains in the past two weeks, although lingering worries that continued violence in Iraq would dent supplies from OPEC's second-largest producer kept a floor under prices.

  • Brent crude holds above $114 on Iraq conflict Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 12:09 AM ET

    *Threat of Iraq supply disruptions receding- analyst. SINGAPORE June 25- Brent crude inched lower on Wednesday, but held close to a nine-month high above $114 a barrel as Sunni insurgents battled government forces for control of Iraq's biggest refinery.

  • 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.