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  • 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.

  • *Bonds gain on safety bid on Iraq, Ukraine tensions. That erased an earlier safety bid as worries about Iraq intensified on the news that Sunni insurgents seized a city in northwestern Iraq on Sunday after heavy fighting, solidifying their grip on the north after a lightning offensive that threatens to dismember Iraq.

  • *Sunni Islamists strengthen grip on northern Iraq. NEW YORK, June 16- Brent crude oil futures rose on Monday as advances by Sunni insurgents in Iraq fueled concerns over a potential disruption to oil exports from OPEC's second-largest producer.

  • Don’t panic over oil, former BP CEO says Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 2:45 PM ET
    Lord John Browne, former Chief Executive of British Petroleum.

    The U.S. has done a superb job of bringing on more sources of oil so there are more choices in the market, said former BP CEO John Browne.

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

  • Debate brews as US mulls airstrikes in Iraq Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi Army to fight against predominantly Sunni militants, carry weapons during a parade in the streets in Baghdad's Sadr city June 14, 2014.

    As rebels continue to create unrest in Iraq, policymakers and observers alike can't agree on what, if anything, the U.S. should do.

  • US may talk Iraq with Iran, but no military action Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 12:12 PM ET
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and President Barack Obama.

    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.

  • 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.