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  • *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.

  • How ISIS terror group amassed $2B in assets Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 9:50 AM ET
    This undated file image posted on a militant website on Jan. 4, 2014, which is consistent with other AP reporting, shows Shakir Waheib, a senior member of the al-Qaida breakaway group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), left, next to a burning police vehicle in Iraq's Anbar Province.

    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.

  • Tensions rise in Iraq     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    Another city has been taken by militant insurgents, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Oil impact: Long & short term     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    Helima Croft, Barclays managing director, explains how oil disruption in Iraq will likely impact oil prices and oil producers.

  • How should US respond to crisis in Iraq?     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    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.

  • Iraq oil production eyed     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    The crisis in Iraq is raising doubts about Iraq's oil export growth, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • 'Anxiety premium' on oil prices     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    Nansen Saleri, QRI Group president & CEO, shares his thoughts on what the latest developments in Iraq means for oil prices.

  • US recovery 'real but fragile': Southern CEO     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    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.

  • US airstrikes on hold for now     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    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.

  • Iraq crisis widens     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Iraqi government has begun fighting back against Islamic militant insurgents.

  • How the collapse of Iraq would affect America Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 6:57 AM ET
    Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi Army to fight against predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), carry weapons during a parade in the streets in Al-Fdhiliya district, eastern Baghdad June 15, 2014.

    Here are five ways the collapse of Iraq could hit America. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Iraq options limited     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on whether possible solutions will likely be found anytime soon in the Iraqi crisis.

  • Local governments in control of Iraq: Expert     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 6:06 AM ET

    Jack Jacobs, retired Colonel, U.S. Army, says Iraq is in the midst of a civil war that could last from six months to several years.

  • Iraq government fights back     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    Sunni militants captured the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, who has the latest developments in Iraqi.

  • *Sunni Islamists solidify grip on northern Iraq. LONDON, June 16- Brent crude rose towards $113 a barrel on Monday after a strong rally last week, as Sunni insurgents advanced in Iraq, intensifying concerns over a potential disruption to oil exports from the second-largest OPEC producer.

  • *Sunni Islamists solidify grip on northern Iraq. SINGAPORE, June 16- Brent crude rose to a near nine-month high above $113 per barrel on Monday as Sunni insurgents advanced in Iraq, intensifying concerns over a potential disruption to oil exports from the second-largest OPEC producer.

  • TOKYO, June 16- Most Asian share markets struggled on Monday, as crude extended gains and tested nine-month highs on fears the insurgency in Iraq could spread- disrupting oil exports.