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  • Iraq's new normal  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    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.

  • US flying 24/7 recon missions over Iraq: NBC  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    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.

  • Time for al-Maliki to go?  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    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.

  • Baiji refinery offline; gas lines form in Iraq  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports gas prices are creeping higher as Iraq's largest oil refinery comes under attack by Sunni militants.

  • Exxon Mobil evacuating staff from Iraq: Report  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 6:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the ongoing crisis in Iraq as black flags fly over Baiji.

  • Iraq asks US for air support to counter rebels Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 3:55 PM ET
    File photo of the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier, which is currently enroute to Persian Gulf.

    Iraq has asked the U.S. to stage air attacks on Sunni Muslim insurgents, according to a top American general.

  • Gen. McCaffrey: Not much US can do  Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    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 Iraq operations threatened?  Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    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.

  • Iraq: Baiji refinery center of strife  Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    Sunni militants have attacked Iraq's largest oil refinery, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Militants attack Iraq refinery; 40 workers kidnapped Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 8:23 AM ET
    The petroleum refinery outside of Bayji in Iraq

    Assailants have kidnapped 40 Indian construction workers from Iraq's Mosul, which fell to Sunni insurgents last week, India's foreign ministry said.

  • ISIS targets Iraq infrastructure  Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    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.

  • Largest refinery in Iraq under attack  Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    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.

  • Sunni militants attack Iraq's largest oil refinery  Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    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.

  • Selling terror: How ISIS runs like a corporate entity Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 9:12 PM ET
    Kurdish Peshmerga forces stand guard in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

    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.

  • Finding diplomacy in Middle East  Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 3:26 PM ET

    Discussing the prospects of Baghdad falling and if the U.S. will confront militant Sunni groups, with former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill.

  • Obama to meet Congressional leaders on Iraq  Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 3:24 PM ET

    Amid escalating conflict, CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports President Obama will meet with leaders of Congress to review U.S. options in Iraq.

  • Views from Kurdistan: Iraqi refugees flee fighting Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 2:52 PM ET
    Refugees fleeing Islamic militants arrive at a security checkpoint for a United Nations camp east of Mosul, Iraq, on June 17, 2014.

    CNBC on Tuesday witnessed about 2,000 civilians who had fled to a United Nations camp hastily arranged at Kalak, Iraq.

  • Iraq fighting approaches Baghdad  Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    The majority of the fighting in Iraq is taking place in the Northern region, but many didn't fear it would reach Baghdad. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports 7 people are dead in a car bombing in Baghdad.

  • 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.