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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • US sends 275 troops to Iraq for embassy security  Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:04 AM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.