MOSCOW— The Russian currency fell by more than 3 percent early Monday, after Western leaders threatened to punish Russia for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend. Western leaders announced that they would consider further punitive measures against Russia for what they say is its role in supporting the separatists, while Russian officials...» Read More
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the U.S. intelligence is developing more information about potential ISIL targets and going forward will be prepared to take military action if necessary.
The U.S. is prepared to send up to 300 new American military advisers to bolster the ranks of those already in Iraq, the president said.
"This is going to burn for a long time," said Kenneth Pollack, a Brookings Institution senior fellow and a former CIA Iraq military analyst.
Any military intervention in Iraq is unlikely to bring peace, says former U.S. diplomat Richard Haass.
The U.S. has sent billions in assistance--but a large portion has been squandered or disappeared. The Fiscal Times reports.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports it's still unclear who is in control of the Baiji oil refinery, and the Iraqi government is expressing frustration over the reluctance of the U.S. to launch air strikes against Sunni militants.
I think Iraq will be a messy place for years to come, says Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations president, discussing the likely outcome if the Iraqi government loses the Baiji refinery to insurgents and how the U.S. should respond to the crisis in Iraq.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports that it is becoming increasingly clear that Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will struggle to retain his job. Caruso-Cabrera also has the latest on the likelihood of U.S air strikes in the region.
NBC's Richard Engel reports on news that the U.S. wants Iraqi policymakers to form a new government without Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports gas prices are creeping higher as Iraq's largest oil refinery comes under attack by Sunni militants.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the ongoing crisis in Iraq as black flags fly over Baiji.
Iraq has asked the U.S. to stage air attacks on Sunni Muslim insurgents, according to a top American general.
Iraq is likely to continue to come apart in a sectarian war, says Gen. Barry McCaffrey, discussing the reality on the ground in Iraq and explaining why he thinks the conflict is a long-term threat to the United States. McCaffrey says the ability of the U.S. military to influence events in this conflict is limited.
Exxon Mobil has declined to comment on reports that they are carrying out mass evacuations in Iraq. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest on the violence.
Sunni militants have attacked Iraq's largest oil refinery, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Assailants have kidnapped 40 Indian construction workers from Iraq's Mosul, which fell to Sunni insurgents last week, India's foreign ministry said.
NBC's Richard Engel reports on the latest round of violence in Iraq as President Obama rules out immediate air strikes and Iran's Rouhani announces his country will not hesitate to protect holy sites in Iraq.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks with Dr. Najmaldin Karim, governor of Kirkuk about the recent violence in Iraq and the suggestion of breaking up the country into three parts.
NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports on the latest round of violence in Iraq as President Obama rules out immediate air strikes and Iran's Rouhani announces his country will not hesitate to protect holy sites in Iraq.
The army success and brutality of the jihadi group surging through Iraq have been recorded with the level of precision often seen in company accounts.