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  • 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.

  • TOKYO, June 16- Japanese stocks dropped to a two-week low on Monday as oil prices extended gains as the insurgency in Iraq raised concerns about potential disruption to oil exports, but chip-related firms outperformed on Intel Corp's rosy outlook. The Nikkei fell 1.1 percent to 14,933.29, the lowest closing price since May 30.

  • TOKYO, June 16- Asian shares got off on the back foot on Monday, as crude extended gains and tested nine-month highs on fears the insurgency in Iraq could spread- disrupting oil exports.

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

  • TOKYO, June 16- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Monday morning as an insurgency in Iraq kept investors on edge, while chip-related stocks outperformed on Intel Corp's rosy outlook.

  • SEOUL, June 16- U.S. crude oil futures rose to a near nine-month high above $107 a barrel on Monday in Asian trade as an insurgency in Iraq intensifies concerns over a potential disruption to oil exports from the second-largest OPEC producer. On Friday, it rose as high as $107.68 before settling up 38 cents at $106.91 per barrel, the highest level since Sept. 18.

  • TOKYO, June 16- Asian shares got off on the back foot on Monday, as crude extended gains and tested nine-month highs on fears the insurgency in Iraq could worsen and affect oil exports.

  • KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, June 14- Forty-nine Ukrainian military personnel were killed when rebels shot down a cargo plane during the night over the airport of the eastern city of Luhansk, a military spokesman said on Saturday.

  • WASHINGTON, June 13- Two and a half years after President Barack Obama disentangled America from a long, unpopular war in Iraq, his options for helping the Iraqi government stave off a militant onslaught are slim as doubts simmer over whether even punishing air strikes would be effective.