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

    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
    ISIS targets Iraq infrastructure

    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
    Largest refinery in Iraq under attack

    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
    Sunni militants attack Iraq's largest oil refinery

    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
    Finding diplomacy in Middle East

    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
    Obama to meet Congressional leaders on Iraq

    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
    Iraq fighting approaches Baghdad

    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
    Iraq's largest refinery shut down

    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
    The flight from ISIS

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on conditions within a UN camp where about 2,000 civilians have fled fighting in nearby Mosul, Iraq.

  • Shiite religious leaders issue call to arms in Baghdad Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 8:02 AM ET
    Shiite religious leaders issue call to arms in Baghdad

    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
    Three things US must do in Iraq: Expert

    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
    BP continues to operate despite Iraq unrest

    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
    Reality of securing Iraq

    (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
    US sends 275 troops to Iraq for embassy security

    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.